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IWC Spitfire Double Chronograph

Posted by wristwatch on July 10, 2007


The new Spitfire Double Chronograph from IWC sees the addition of a fascinating function to this prestigious watch line: the split-seconds hand, also known by its French name, Rattrapante. The conspicuous feature that sets this watch apart is the third push-button located at the 10 o’clock position on the case, which is mainly responsible for controlling intermediate times. At 17.1 millimetres, the 44-millimetre stainless steel case housing the 79230-calibre chronograph movement is slightly slimmer than the TOP GUN Double Chronograph, its weighty counterpart made of black ceramic in the classical Pilot’s Watch family.

* Reference IW371802
* Calibre:  79230
* Vibrations:  28 800/h / 4 Hz
* Jewels:  29
* Power reserve:  44 h
* Winding:  automatic
* Mechanical chronograph movement
* Self-winding
* Small seconds hand with stop function
* Day and date display
* Split-seconds hand for intermediate timing
* Screw-in crown
* Soft iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
* Convex sapphire glass, antireflective on both sides and secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
* Water-resistant 60 m
* Inner case:  soft iron for protection against magnetic fields
* Glass:  sapphire, convex, antireflective, resistant against pressure drop
* Crown:  screwed
* Water-resistant:  6 bar (60 m)
* Case diameter:  44 mm
* Case height:  17 mm
* Weight: 117g

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