IWC IW3705-03

IW3705-03 : IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Ceramic / English

Pilot's Watch Chronograph Ceramic / English

Brand: IWC
Family: Pilot
Reference: IW3705-03 (aka: 3705-03, IW370503)
Name: Pilot's Watch Chronograph Ceramic / English
Produced: 1994 - 1998
Limited: No

Case

Materials: Stainless steel, Ceramic
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Height: 14.60 mm
Lug Width: 20.00 mm
W/R: 60.00 m

Dial

Color: Black
Indexes: Arabic Numerals
Hands: Stick

Movement

Chronograph with display for the day & date and hacking small seconds, based on ETA / Valjoux 7750.

Type:Automatic
Brand:IWC
Caliber:7922
Base: ETA 7750
Display:Analog
Diameter:30.00 mm
Jewels:25
Reserve:44 h
Frequency:28800 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Date:Date, Day
Chronograph:Chronograph

Description

IWC launched its first wristwatch with ceramic case back in 1986 - the Da Vinci Ceramic ref. 3755. Eight years later, the Schaffhausen based brand launched its first Pilot's Chronograph in this material with the ref. 3705. While the former is somewhat of an unloved watch (for now..), the latter has grown out to be quite the cult watch.

The ceramic (zirconium oxide) case measures 39mm across. Its stainless steel pushers and crown provide for a bit of contrast - a feature also found on later iterations of the Pilot's Chronograph. At the time its price was about 50% higher than its stainless steel counterpart.