IWC has a long and storied history of producing aviation watches, starting with the production of the first watch ever developed solely for aviation in 1936, the Spezialuhr für Flieger or “Special Pilot’s Watch”, which was later known as the Mark IX. IWC further produced aviation watches through the years, often under military contract (e.g., for the MoD, or Ministry of Defense of Great Britain), through their Mark X and Mark XI watches. The present watch, albeit built in the 1990s, and for civilian use, pays homage to the great aviation watches of yesteryear, built aesthetically, pragmatically, and with precision, in the same vein as those aviation watches it was modeled after.
The current IWC Mark XII offered here is in very nice condition, with a professionally detailed case, and perfect dial. The watch comes fitted on its original steel-mesh bracelet, fitting an approximate 7″ wrist (extra links can be supplied, if needed). Included the sale also is the original IWC box (no paperwork).