24-hour display (UTC = Universal Time Coordinated). Hour hand adjustable in one-hour steps (TZC = Time Zone Corrector). Center seconds with stop function. Inner case made of antimagnetic soft iron. Sapphire glass, secured against displacement by drop in air pressure.
Comes on IWC Bracelet, with IWC Leather Band and 2nd General Band. Original box, manual, sales card, tools to adjust bracelet. Gently used and runs perfectly. If there is one thing that the International Watch Company is known for, its an impressive devotion to the development and production of an outstanding pilots watch.Mark XI pilots watches are among some of the most sought after WWII mil-spec watches today and for good reason. With incredible accuracy and incorporated anti-magnetic designs, these timepieces were an essential part of an aircrafts kit, and are widely lauded for their service during combat raids and sorties. Since WWII, IWC has maintained its focus on developing functional(as well as beautiful) timepieces for pilots, drawing on what has become an iconic style clean matte black dials with bright, legible hour markers and hands doused in luminous material. The presence of a second time zone function has been an important fixture in pilots watches since the dawn of the jet set era, with flight paths traversing time zones more readily than they had ever before.
With a joint standard time zone, pilots time charts and communications would be synchronized, regardless of which local time zone they were in. The advent of the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) complication a fixed 24-hour hand changed the criteria for what a pilots watch should be, and before long, many brands were incorporating GMT functions into their timepieces.
For years, GMT was the gold standard with regard to global navigation, but in the early 1960s, scientists noted that the addition of leap seconds could greatly simplify time measurements that are thrown off by Earthstilt on its elliptical orbit. The creation of this method of regulation necessitated a new time zone. Universal Time Coordinated, or UTC.
The IWC Fleigeruhr was the first design to incorporate UTC in an open window displaying a rotating 24-hour wheel, enabling the wearer to adjust the position of the hour hand so that the watch reads local and UTC at a simple glance. Even with its innovative design, the UTC Ref. 3251 doesnt sacrifice hallowed IWC roots: Its movement is still enclosed in a soft lead sarcophagus-like its predecessors and enjoys the benefit of the decades of shock and g-force protection engineering for which IWC is famous.
Last, but certainly not least, the brushed stainless case weighs in at a subtle 39mm excluding crown, making this technologically relevant watch a pleasure to wear. For the modern pilot, traveler, or plain old aviation enthusiast, there are few watches better suited than the UTC Fleigeruhr. The uttermost for a pilot, a frequent traveler or just a watch enthusiast whos traveling across UTC and IDL is to set simultaneously home time, actual time and date. The IWC UTC Pilots Watch performs all these functions and has been, as far as it concerns, the first watch ever to do that.This may be a pilots Watch, a tool watch but a watch fit for an everyday use with its 39mm wide case, featuring good finishes and an attractive, useful complication. The item "IWC Fliegeruhr UTC Pilot's Watch in excellent condition" is in sale since Sunday, July 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "sacto9" and is located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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