Some live shots of the “quietly” released IWC Pilot’s Watch Mk XX . . .
Had the opportunity to see the new Mk XX in the metal yesterday:
The EasX-CHANGE system:
Mk XX vs Mk XVIII:
Initially, I thought IWC “moved” the date window closer to the 3 o’clock position on the Mk XX. But the reality is that the indices are longer at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions vs the Mk XVIII to make it “appear” they moved it.
Despite the longer indices, the IWC logo is higher on the Mk XX than the Mk XVIII. Although the EasX-CHANGE strap is convenient, I definitely prefer the Santoni strap on the Mk XVIII.
The most significant difference between the two is the least obvious; the new in-house movement, the IWC 32111 calibre. This is an automatic, self-winding, movement with a 5-day Power Reserve. With this, we’re looking at a $750 USD increase in MSRP.