IWC Mark XVII Pilot's Watch

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SKU AS01189
SKU AS01189

Why We Love it

If there is one thing that the International Watch Company is known for, it’s an impressive devotion to the development and production of an outstanding pilot’s watch. Mark XI pilot’s 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 aircraft’s 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 Mark XVII is the direct descendent of the Mark XI and hallmarks of that mid-century flyer can be seen throughout its design.  But where other models, like the popular Mark XII, favored dial designs that were closer in styling to that of the WWII pieces, the Mark VXII has a modernized take with its characteristic "open date" display, a design choice that sets it apart from its ancestors.  With slightly longer, slimmer lugs and a thinner overall feel than older models on the wrist, the Mark XVII has a more modern touch while retaining it's authentic DNA, and wears great!

Adding to the modern feel of the piece is the slightly domed polarized crystal - a feature introduced to the line to help decrease glare and reflection in high-light settings.  With it's traditionally-styled Arabic hour markers and luminous handset, the Mark XVII feels linked to IWC's long line of function-driven pilot's watches.  

We don't always go for modern watches as we often feel they are over-designed and oversized.  But the Mark XVII strikes us as a perfect every-day-wear IWC - it's got all the looks of its vintage brethren, a robust high-grade movement and a case that was designed to take a beating.  All in all, its a great timepiece that we'd never shy away from strapping to our wrist. 

This is a current-collection timepiece retailing for $5700. Details can be found on IWC's website, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

IWC Mark XVII Pilot's Watch

IWC Mark XVII Pilot's Watch

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IWC Mark XVII Pilot's Watch

Why We Love it

If there is one thing that the International Watch Company is known for, it’s an impressive devotion to the development and production of an outstanding pilot’s watch. Mark XI pilot’s 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 aircraft’s 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 Mark XVII is the direct descendent of the Mark XI and hallmarks of that mid-century flyer can be seen throughout its design.  But where other models, like the popular Mark XII, favored dial designs that were closer in styling to that of the WWII pieces, the Mark VXII has a modernized take with its characteristic "open date" display, a design choice that sets it apart from its ancestors.  With slightly longer, slimmer lugs and a thinner overall feel than older models on the wrist, the Mark XVII has a more modern touch while retaining it's authentic DNA, and wears great!

Adding to the modern feel of the piece is the slightly domed polarized crystal - a feature introduced to the line to help decrease glare and reflection in high-light settings.  With it's traditionally-styled Arabic hour markers and luminous handset, the Mark XVII feels linked to IWC's long line of function-driven pilot's watches.  

We don't always go for modern watches as we often feel they are over-designed and oversized.  But the Mark XVII strikes us as a perfect every-day-wear IWC - it's got all the looks of its vintage brethren, a robust high-grade movement and a case that was designed to take a beating.  All in all, its a great timepiece that we'd never shy away from strapping to our wrist. 

This is a current-collection timepiece retailing for $5700. Details can be found on IWC's website, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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