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The newly revised IWC Spitfire Chronograph Automatic watch is a stylish timepiece of tremendous substance. With aesthetic details that call to mind classic aviators watches, and the technical capabilities to meet the demands required by pilots, this outstanding chronograph watch has become a highly sought after model within the IWC Pilot’s Watch collection.

The IWC Spitfire Chronograph Automatic watch is powered by the 79320 calibre movement; with automatic winding and featuring a power-reserve of 44 hours, this precise mechanism showcases a chronograph complication that allows the timing of intervals up to 12 hours in duration.A day and date display which can be quickly adjusted via the crown provides a useful feature that adds further utility to an already excellent sports watch.

The 42 mm case of the IWC Spitfire Chrono-Automatic watch is designed with the same attention to detail as the movement; pressure tested to 60 meters, its design prioritizes durability and the resistance to elemental ravages. Beneath the perfectly sealed screw-down caseback lies a soft-iron inner shield; this important element provides the precision mechanism significant immunity from magnetic fields, as well as ensuring greater protection against shocks and impacts.

The domed sapphire crystal which is perfectly integrated into the profile of the bezel, is secured against displacement due to strong variations in air pressure – an important technical detail in a watch intended for the rigors of the cockpit. The rhodium-plated dial is elegant and distinctive, while luminous sword-shaped hands – reminiscent of propeller blades – make reading the time a simple matter, regardless of the ambient light available. The striking form of the IWC Spitfire Chrono-Automatic watch is bold yet classic, and is equally appropriate on either the finely adjustable stainless steel IWC bracelet, or the alternative crocodile strap.

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