Vintage Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936
|Family: ||Vintage Collection|
(aka: 3254-01, IW325401)
|Name: ||Vintage Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936|
|Produced: ||2008 - 2012|
|Material: ||Stainless steel|
|Bezel: ||Rotating, 60-0 (Pilot)|
|Diameter: ||44.00 mm|
|Height: ||12.00 mm|
|W/R: ||60.00 m|
|Indexes: ||Stick / Dot|
The IWC manufacture 98300 calibre is almost identital to the 98295 calibre.
The Vintage Collection Pilot's Watch has a thicker dial and therefore more clearance is needed. Its cannon pinion is a few millimeters taller, even though the movement itself has the same height in specifications.
The case construction of the Vintage Pilot (IW3254) needed more height than the Vintage Portuguese (IW5445) and the dial was part of that design. That in turn caused a one part replacement and cal. 98295 became 98300.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
Instead of the original 83 calibre, the Vintage version features a pocket watch movement from the 98,000-calibre family – hand-wound with a large screw balance and Breguet spring.
The basic calibre stems from the 1930s and has been series-produced for longer than most other IWC movements.
Through the sapphire glass back you can see two technical features reminiscent of the first Jones calibre of 1868: the decorated nickel-silver three-quarter bridge and the Jones arrow.