The IWC Pilot Mark XVIII represents IWCs most popular and accessible piece in their collection and IWC have now updated this with the release of the new Pilot Mark XX. The new watch is very much evolution over revolution with details being finessed rather than veering from what fans have loved for so long.

The new watch has a couple of subtle yet significant updates which include the increase in resistance from 60m to 100m, case height reducing from 11mm to 10.8mm and IWC’s 32111 movement delivering a very significant 5 days / 120hours of power reserve. In addition, IWC are providing it on their quick release strap system making it easier than ever for owners to change the look of their watch. The date wheel is now also white – in line with the Spitfire variant.

There have also been other subtle tweaks to the dial layout with more prominent markers at 3, 6 and 9 as well as the location of text on the dial. With the new watch comes in two colours currently – a black dial and a blue dial variant with a price of £4850 available here. The IWC Pilot Mark Mark XVIII is still available for £4090 here although it is unclear at this stage how long IWC will keep this model available.


Entrepreneur, philanthropist, technologist and watch collector, Ben is the founder of Wristworthy.

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