IWC Schaffhausen Launches Its New Pilot's Watches In The PH
IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the launch of its new Pilot's Watches in the Philippines with an aviation-themed cocktail evening at The Back Room, Shangri-La at the Fort. Guests were able to admire the new collection in a setting reminiscent of gentlemen's clubs during the roaring '20s. Together with longstanding retail partner Lucerne, IWC Schaffhausen unveiled the collection which was first launched in Geneva at the 2019 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). The collection is comprised two sub-lines: Spitfire, which exemplifies the engineering expertise of the company with 100 percent in-house manufacture movements; and Top Gun, a sleek range machine from innovative high-tech materials.
The Longest Flight — Inspiration Behind the Collection
On 5 August 2019, British pilots Matt Jones and Steve Boultbee Brooks took off in a carefully restored Spitfire from Goodwood for a 43,000-kilometre expedition around the world. Named “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight”, the four-month mission will see both pilots as well as the Spitfire visit more than 30 countries, including planned stopovers in Asia in Japan, China and Thailand. With its strong ties to aviation, IWC is proud to be supporting “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight” as the main sponsor.
“For over 80 years, IWC has brought the dream of flying to life with its prestigious Pilot’s Watches, which are highly precise and robust timekeeping instruments engineered specially for the cockpit,” says Mr. Stanislas Rambaud, Managing Director for IWC South East Asia. “The landing of our new Pilot’s Watches in the Philippines continues that adventurous tradition and, at the same time, strengthens our longstanding partnership with Lucerne,” he adds.
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- Photography Mon Manguila