The Mark XVIII is one of IWC’s most instantly-recognisable watches, second only to the Big Pilot. It’s not hard to see why; the watch is hard not to like. However, with their latest version IWC have added a little emotional blackmail into the reasons you should add it to your collection in the form of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
Every year IWC bring out a new collaboration with the charity and every year they knock it out the park with a stunning blue dial. This year they’ve done exactly the same but added a few additional twists to the formula.
For one, the watch is in ceramic which, while not groundbreaking in and of itself, is unusual for the Mark XVIII. It’s actually the first time you can get the case outside of one or two other models and is all the more special for it. The black is also reflected in hands for a touch more nuance.
Other than that, it’s really just a nice version of an IWC staple and there’s nothing wrong with that. Snapping up a limited edition of 1,500 and supporting a great charity at the same time? Well that’s just the icing on the cake.
Price & Specs:
Name: Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII Edition “Laureus Sport For Good Foundation”
Case: 41mm diameter, ceramic
Movement: IWC Caliber 35111
Power reserve: 42 hours
Water-resistance: 60 meters
More at: www.iwc.com