IWC: Limited edition «Patrouille Suisse»
The renowned watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen is again paying tribute to the high-flying excellence of the Patrouille Suisse with a special edition for 2015. The pilots of the Swiss Air Force display team have been wowing international air show crowds for decades with the precision and perfection of their formation flying. This year IWC is recognizing the exceptional flyers of the Swiss aerobatics squadron with a Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Patrouille Suisse”, a special version of the iconic watch first produced in 1940 which will be limited to 250 watches.
For almost 80 years, IWC Schaffhausen has been making robust, reliable timepieces for pilots and their passengers. Right from the start, IWC Pilot’s Watches were designed to offer optimum legibility by day and night and established the instrument look: in 1936, the Special Pilot’s Watch, as it was known, took up its professional mission in the service of pilots. It was designed to withstand the tough conditions encountered in the cockpit of aircraft at that time. The Schaffhausen-based manufacturer’s passion spurred its engineers and watchmakers on to ever-greater technical achievements.