IWC, an Adventure Through Time

A route of 43 thousand kilometers and 30 countries is the destination that two pilots will undertake in an adventure to travel the world aboard an original Spitfire MK IX that served during 1943 in World War II.

For this mission, which is called The Longest Fly, the firm has renamed it the name Silver Spitfire.

But the adventure of this watch house does not stop in crossing the globe, but it is also the perfect pretext to launch an entire collection inspired by this iconic fighter plane, originally created for the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and that was used as one of the airplanes of the allies during the war.

As expected, the plane in question needed an integral restoration, which involved more than a dozen specialists in various disciplines that resulted in a chrome plated finish that is easily distinguishable by air.

The renewed Silver Spitfire will be piloted by Boltbee Brooks and Matt Jones, who recently took off from the airfield located in the Goodwood Estate area in England.

Yes, where the auto competition circuit of the same name is also held every year.

Prior to takeoff, a private dinner was held with the pilots and all their staff, where Christophe Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schauffhausen was also present.

On the day of the official launch of this aircraft, a large farewell party was held, where just over 400 people gathered, among which British actress Rosemund Pike, actor Finn Cole and Taron Egerton stood out.

This adventure begins in Iceland and then arrives in Canada and the United States.

Throughout the trip, each of the pilots will time their trip with the Timezoner Spitfire The Longest Fly aviator watch, whose main feature is to set the time of a Different time zone by simply turning the bezel to the desired country.

Its 46 mm case recalls the brightness of the Spitfire, since it is made of steel.

The setting of time zones is achieved thanks to the reliable 82760 caliber of automatic load with a power reserve of 60 hours. Adjust your clocks and let the flight begin.

 

 

 

Source: Excelsior

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