Mark XX has been in production since 1948 and has seen multiple variations, namely Mark XV (1999), Mark XVI (2006), Mark XVII (2012) and Mark XVIII (2016). Last year, IWC added a new variation to its Mark series; it was a blue-dial version with a new movement. Now, keeping the aesthetics intact, the luxury watchmaker has launched Mark XX with a white silver-plated dial. Ref. IW328207 gets a black calfskin strap while Ref. IW328208 gets a stainless steel bracelet, lending it a monochromatic look. Both variants come with an EasX-CHANGE® system.
The series was originally introduced for the British Royal Air Force pilots. Later, it earned recognition as an IWC collection in its own right. Other modern variations of the series include three dial colours — matte black, sunburst blue and sunburst green. If a wearer finds the Big Pilot series too bold and chunky (43 mm), then Mark XX can be a sleeker alternative.
Retaining the 40 mm stainless steel case from its 2022 variant, the new watch comes with integrated stainless steel lugs. The dial has an impeccably clean design with highly readable Arabic hour markers, a minute track on the outer periphery and a date window at 3 o’clock in white, sporting black numerals. The watch comes with blackened hands - hours, minute and seconds.
Expect major developments in the movement. The ETA/Sellita movement has been replaced with the in-house Calibre 32111, which itself is based on the IWC 32110. The automatic, self-winding movement of the new model features a double pawl winding system and a silicon escapement, offering a power reserve of five days or 120 hours. Turning the watch over showcases the closed stainless steel caseback with the engraving of the fighter jet belonging to the British Royal Air Force. This collection will be available at IWC boutiques, through authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com. Additionally, wearers are eligible for registration under the ‘My IWC’ care programme, benefitting from a six-year extension to the standard two-year international limited warranty.