The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph is the first mechanical watch that permits a new time zone to be set with a single rotation. Simply press the bezel down, turn to the desired time zone and release: the hour hand, 24-hour day/night display and date move automatically in sync. The countries with daylight saving time are identified on the rotating bezel by a small “s”. To create the mechanism IWC’s engineers brought together three technologies: firstly, the city ring found on the Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer, on which the name of each city stands for one of the international time zones. Next up is the spring-mounted rotating ring, first used in the Porsche Design Ocean 2000 from the 1980s. It can be moved only if pressure is applied simultaneously on two diametrically opposite sides, thus preventing accidental resetting of the time zone. And thirdly, we have the external/internal rotating bezel taken from the new Aquatimer generation. This transmits the movement via a differential gear to the hour wheel, 24-hour hand and date advance wheel. If, for example, you wish to know whether you are calling your business partner during office hours or at night, quickly turn the relevant city (i.e. time zone) to the top of the dial. The same principle applies to air travellers or pilots. Every time they change time zones, they can have the watch show them the local time and then revert to the time back home.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph IW395001
The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph is the first mechanical watch that permits a new time zone to be set with a single rotation. Simply press the bezel down, turn to the desired time zone and release.