IWC Gets Nostalgic With Its Limited ‘90s-Inspired Ceratanium Pilot’s Watch

Mar 1, 2021

Category: Style

The dream of the ‘90s is alive in Schaffhausen. Back in 1994, IWC made history with their ref. 3705 — the world’s first pilot’s watch with a black zirconium oxide ceramic case. Now, the Swiss watchmaker is paying homage to that groundbreaking watch with the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705” — and they’re using another innovative material to do it.

The “Tribute to 3705” Pilot’s Chronograph sports a case, chrono pushers, and pin buckle made of Ceratanium — an IWC-exclusive material that combines the lightweight durability of titanium with the super-hard scratch-resistance of ceramic, and is the first material to allow for a completely-black watch case without the use of any coatings. The watch’s dial is modeled after that of the 3705, but has been slightly updated to reflect a more modern look. Powering the watch is IWC’s in-house 69380 Calibre, an automatic chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers as well as a day/date complication. Available on a black calfskin strap, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705” is limited to 1,000 pieces and retails for $11,900.

Purchase: $11,900

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