IWC’s Mark XVIII pilot’s watch has recently received a new titanium-cased iteration. The original just so happens a Gear Patrol favorite, which we dubbed “the perfect causal watch” for its legible dial, great case size and robust construction, but now it benefits from a lighter build and a hypoallergenic material. Further, the watch comes with great new design details like beige-colored lume on the hour markers and blue accents on the hands.
The rest of the watch retains what we loved about the original: a 40mm case, and classic aviation-inspired dial and an automatic movement protected by an anti-magnetic soft-iron cage inside the case. Best yet, the titanium upgrade doesn’t come at much of a price increase; when the watch goes on sale this November it will cost $4,150, just a $200 premium over the standard model.
The Standard Version, Reviewed
History is great and all, but the Mark XVIII’s simplicity and legibility are enough to make watch nerds swoon. Read the Story