IWC Flieger Chronograph, c. 1996

ABOUT THIS WATCH:

 

This particular IWC model fits a nich that most other IWC models cannot.  It starts with the size.  IWC pilot watch cases are for the most part quite large.  This model's 36.5mm case was an exception and given the trend of watch sizes starting to come back down to earth, I wonder if they may just be inclined to re-introduce such a watch in their current line up.  Second, the movement.  It is no ordinary movement by any stretch.  The Jaeger LeCoultre supplied Cal.  631 is a true gem whereby a battery supplies power to a fully mechanical chronograph movement.  Toss in it's 25 Jewels and 233 components and you have one complex beautiful little machine.

IWC Flieger Chronograph, c. 1996

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Manufacturer: IWC

Model: Chronograph

Reference: 3741

Year: 1996

Origin: Swiss

Movement: cal 631 (supplied by Jaeger LeCoultre)

Functions: chronograph, date

Dial: black 

Hands: silver, white

Lume: tritium

Case Metal: stainless steel

Case Back Metal: stainless steel

Crystal: domed sapphire

Band:  original IWC black leather with orginal IWC buckle plus bonus sand tone Nato strap

Case Dimensions:  36.5 mm wide, 44mm lug length, 18mm lug width

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