Watch Review: Pilot’s Watches for Father and Son by IWC Schaffhausen

FLIGHT OF THE DYNAMIC DUO. IWC Schaffhausen, the watch manufacturer renowned for their masculine Pilot Watches, is launching its second special edition since 2008 for the men in the family; or – to retain the language of flying – the pilot and co-pilot

For fathers, the model of choice is the Big Pilot’s Watch with power reserve and date display. With its impressive 46-millimetre case diameter, automatic 51111- calibre movement with spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system, which builds up a power reserve of 168 hours, it is a big powerful statement. The smaller edition for the son, with its 39-millimetre case and automatic 30110-calibre movement is, technically speaking, virtually identical to the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI. This functional timepiece has a 42-hour power reserve, water resistance to 6 bar and a glass secured against drops in air pressure, making the Pilot’s Watch for sons a reliable everyday companion. For fathers and sons looking to show off their mutual love of horology and aviation, it’s a perfect fit.