The latest version of the classic IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XX carries the Mark XX designation. Like the Mark XVIII, the case still measures 40mm across, though it appears that the lugs are slightly shorter than before. The biggest change lies within though: the watch is now powered by caliber 32111. All details of the new IWC Mark XVIII at this link.
now there is this new IWC Mark XX with 5-day-PR and in-house movement. Bracelet and rubber strap coming later. To me, very nice watch. IWC-logo in the right place (not too low). Date window position better than in XVIII.
Some nice improvements. Wish they hadn’t brought the polished bezel to the black model, kept the black date disc and not a fan of the rhodium handset. Otherwise, really solid. Was expecting more of a price hike tbh.
hot damn. solid improvements here. especially that 10bar WR rating. also not sure about the polished bezel, but we’ll see. hopefully they release a white/ silver dial version.
White, green and blue dial versions are coming.
I’ve seen a picture of the blue dial Mark XX on bracelet, and it tapers similar to the BP43. Should wear really nicely.
Certainly a nice watch the Mark XX but the date is still slightly off IMO. I continue to prefer the Mark XII and XV when it comes to looks alone. Movement-wise it is hopefully a different story… The modified ETA of my Mark XV is giving me a headache after 20 years of mostly daily wear. The watch is yet again running slow 20s a day after having been in the hands of my IWC authorized Patek AD twice and serviced by Richemont once within the past 12 months.
My modified ETA in my IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XX stops after 4-5 days even tough I wear it daily. I have to manually wound it daily. So yeah, also gives me some headaches.
1. Great on the movement, PR, and WR improvements.
2. 40mm still too big for this long of all-dial watch.
3. Counting down until the cease and desist from SWATCH given the similar name and origin to the Breguet Type XX.
Also, I don’t know what’s more ironic: Engraving the back of a watch designed after an RAF timepiece with an image of a Luftwaffe transport, or Bulova’s A11 tributes featuring Miyota movements.
Perhaps an equal lack of historical understanding.
Visually, it’s practically identical to the Mk XVIII. The indices are longer at 12, 3, 6, and 9. These longer indices make the date “appears” closer to the 3 o’clock position. But the reality is that it still should be further away from the center of the dial. The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XX is also higher.