For pilots, frequent flyers, and international business people, the maturing globalization requires them to keep an eye on trends in different time zones. Schaffhausen’s new IWC Pilot’s World Time watch solves this problem in a stylish and elegant way, even if it crosses the international date change line, it will not affect the operation.
In the history of technology, many problems need to spend a lot of time to solve, and the problems related to ‘time’ are even more serious. UTC International Coordinated Time is the best example. Since the middle of the 18th century, Greenwich Home Time near London has become the standard for astronomical navigation. Nearly 100 years later, at the International Millennium Meridian Conference held in 1884, the world was divided into 24 time zones, and the prime meridian crossing the Greenwich Observatory was worked out. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) became legally recognized standard time. However, since astronomers work in the evening, most of them do not want to change the date in the middle of the calculation, so the new day is set to start at 12 noon. Nevertheless, many people are used to the beginning of the new day at midnight. By comparing different time scales, this issue finally reached a consensus in 1972, and the UTC International Coordinated Time was introduced. This is the world time currently widely used, all times are calculated in the global village. For many people, this time is very important, such as pilots and travelers who often travel across different continents and time zones, and business people who need to contact colleagues around the world. In 1998, IWC Schaffhausen created the first dual time zone watch for those who fly around the world & mdash; & mdash; Pilot UTC Universal Time Watch. Its dial window displays the world time in a 24-hour manner.
Kuang & middot; at a glance
The new Pilot’s World Time watch (model 326201) no longer displays time in a semi-circular window, and the designer switched to a 24-hour foreign country. For easy identification of day and night time, the design is divided into black and white zones. The 24-hour lap can be set quickly through the crown. All 24 time zones, including UTC Coordinated Universal Time, are clear at a glance. The owner can check the time in different time zones at any time. For example, if the pilot uses UTC international coordinated time, the flight time can be unified. Passengers who frequently travel to different places can check the time of the original place of residence. In addition to the 24-hour circle, 23 global names are listed on the city circle, each representing a specific time zone. This ensures that users can see the time around the world at a glance. The signal red & ldquo; UTC & rdquo; and & ldquo; Date Line & rdquo; also read the international coordinated time and local time.
The dial shows the local time. If the wearer travels through one or more different time zones, only one hour is needed to adjust forward or backward to display the new local time, even if it crosses the international date change line. The date display is synchronized with the hour hand. The movement will continue to operate during the change of time and the eyes, and the second time shown in 24 hours will not be affected.
Against the background of matte black, white numbers and indicators, as well as indicators covered with luminous materials, ensure clear reading. The ’12 o’clock’ position of the arrow-shaped hour markers and the structured minute ring, once again reflect the characteristics of the Pilot’s World Time Watch derived from classic pilot watches. This watch also incorporates a new triple date display and vertically arranged numbers, reminiscent of the altimeter shape of the aircraft cockpit.
The diameter of its stainless steel case is now 45 mm, and the water-resistant depth is 6 bar, which is very convenient for reading. The Pilot’s World Time is equipped with a black alligator strap and a folding clasp.
Pilot World Time Watch
Mechanical movement, automatic winding, date display, central seconds hand with stop device, 24-hour world time display function, soft iron inner case protects the movement from magnetic field effects, screw-in crown, glass watch lens assembly is stable, Can withstand sag pressure without loosening
Caliber model 30750
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times per hour / 4 Hz
Number of jewels 31
Power reserve 42 hours
Wind up automatic
Watch Material Stainless Steel Case + Black Dial, Black Alligator Strap
Stainless steel folding clasp
Double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Water-resistant to 6 bar
45 mm diameter
Thickness 13 5 mm