Around The World With IWC

This August an IWC Watch will travel around the world!

The two British Pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones, the founders of the Boultbee Flight Academy the only recognized Spitfire flying school in the world, will make an Aviation History to fly with the Silver Spitfire Aircraft around the Globe.

The Spitfire Aircraft is a British iconic fighter aircraft designed by R. J. Mitchell in 1936 to be used During WWII & considered a UK Treasure that symbolizes Freedom & the art of British Engineering.

R. J. Mitchell –Spitfire Aircraft

The World’s Longest Flight expedition take off date is August 18 2019, to mark some iconic events in the History of the World War II.

2019 is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history, on the 6th of June 1944 to liberate France from Nazi control in World War II.

August 18 marks ‘The Hardest Day’, a World War II air battle fought on 18 August 1940 between the German Luftwaffe and BritishRoyal Air Force (RAF).

The Hardest Day Illustration

August 18 as well is the date when John Gillespie Magee Jr. a WWII fighter wrote the famous Poem High Flight just a few months before his death.

John Gillespie Magee Jr.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

IWC is sponsoring this historic event & released At the 2019 Salon International de La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, under it’s Pilot’s collection.

 Steve Brooks, Christoph Grainger-Herr ( IWC CEO ) & Matt Jones at SIHH 2019
IWC Spitfire Collection

For this special event, IWC dedicated a special limited edition watch which is the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” (ref. IW395501). For the first time ever at IWC, it combines the patented Timezoner mechanism with an entirely automatic IWC in house movement, limited to just 250 watches. 

What’s unique about this Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) watch is the Timezoner. A feature that enables you with a single turn of the bezel displays the time, including 24-hour display, and the date for a new time zone & can be adjusted forwards and backwards.

You can follow the Longest Flight Event details Here!

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