IWC Launch Special Edition Father & Son Watch Collection

By Paul Joseph

The bond between father and son can be strengthened in many ways, such as attending their first soccer match together, or sharing their first beer.

Swiss watch factory IWC Schaffhausen hope to appeal to the unique relationship between fathers and their sons by creating a new special edition pair of matching Pilot’s watches.

The latest in a succession of father & son Pilot’s watches by IWC, the two pieces share the same aesthetic, but vary in size, with the father’s timepiece coming in a 46mm stainless case and the son’s a 39mm stainless steel case.

The Big Pilot’s Watch for fathers is powered by IWC's 51111-calibre automatic movement with spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system, whilst the smaller Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI for sons boasts a 30110-calibre movement.

Both watches come with a black alligator leather strap, whilst the distinctive silhouette of the hands is a nod to the propeller blades of motorised aeroplanes of yesteryear.

Commenting on the touching new pair of Pilot's Watches, Georges Kern, CEO of IWC, said: Georges Kern, CEO of IWC, said: “Father and son are bound together by a special feeling of belonging.

“Our new Pilot’s Watches for Father and Son are the perfect opportunity for any family wishing to strengthen this bond and to proclaim it stylishly to the outside world."

The Big Pilot’s Watch is fitted with a folding clasp, while the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI comes with a pin buckle as standard.

IWC was founded in 1868.

By Paul Joseph