IWC - IW3705-04

Pilot's Watch Chronograph Ceramic / French / Strap

Brand: IWC
Family: Pilot
Reference: IW3705-04 (aka: IW370504)
Name: Pilot's Watch Chronograph Ceramic / French / Strap
Movement: IWC caliber 7922
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds | Date, Day | Chronograph
Produced: 1994 - 1998
Limited: No

Case

Materials: Ceramic, Stainless Steel
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
IWC Pilot IW3705-04

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.

Reference IW3705-01 has a German date disc.
Reference IW3705-02 has an Italian date disc.
Reference IW3705-03 has an English date disc.
Reference IW3705-03 has a French date disc.

Reference IW3705-05 has a German date disc and a stainless steel bracelet.
Reference IW3705-06 has an Italian date disc and a stainless steel bracelet.
Reference IW3705-07 has an English date disc and a stainless steel bracelet.
Reference IW3705-08 has a French date disc and a stainless steel bracelet.