IWC replica reintroduced the 1990s ceramic icon as a limited edition
Not all icons are born as one. It took some time before confirming their true potential, and they achieved the iconic status. This is true for IWC Fliegerchronograph Ref. 3705, which was launched in 1994. In the 1980s, IWC was already a pioneer in the field of ceramics. For example, for their Da Vinci permanent calendar chronograph, another icon of them. REF.3705 is the first FLIELROBRORMORUCH equipped with a ceramic box. It resulted in a very clean and utilitarian appearance. Since it never produced large numbers, the watch became a rarity known mainly by die-hard IWC collectors.
As ceramics have become more commonly used in the industry, this has also increased interest in its history. In this case, Fliegerchromograph Ref. 3705 cannot be ignored. It has always been because it is the first observation of the former IWC director Günterblümlein, who will also play an important role in the resurrection of A. Lange & Söhne.
IWC has now launched a limited edition, the pilot’s watch chronograph “tribute” to 3705″, bringing this historic watch back to life. Limited to 1,000 pieces, it is very similar to its predecessor, but with some important differences In the case of the zirconia ceramic used in the original watch for its case, its successor is made of Ceratanium. The material was developed by IWC and has a base made of a special titanium alloy that will be used in After processing, it is put into the furnace for firing process. The surface of the material has similar properties to ceramics and transformed into one. In addition, the timer pusher and pin buckle made of this unique material are the first of IWC.
In this case, there is also a difference from the original Fliegerchromograph Ref. 3705, because the luxury watches men is powered by the famous Valjoux Calibre 7750. The pilot’s watch chronograph “tribute” to 3705″, with IWC’s internal caliber 69380. This movement follows the brand’s unique sports architecture, and the two-way pawl winding system and column wheel for precise operation of the chronograph. Just like the original version Like this, this deadly diameter is 41mm and comes with a black, calfskin strap to make a real life through its modern predecessor.