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IWC and Hodinkee's New Watch Is a True Feat of Engineering

The Pilot Watch Mark XVIII features stripped-down good looks and a case made of an entirely new material.
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Another intriguing Hodinkee watch collab hits the web this week, and it’s a good one: a limited-edition pilot's watch from IWC that combines the house's legendary propensity for robust and functional tool watches with cutting edge metallurgy. 

Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII 'Hodinkee' Edition by IWC, shop.hodinkee.com  

It's a big year for pilots, it seems, at Schaffhausen, the company's Swiss headquarters; IWC is focusing all its 2019 efforts on its storied range of aviation watches. And the Mark XVIII is a classic, based heavily on one of the quintessential pieces from the brand’s back catalog: the Mark 11, which first appeared in 1948. Like its grandad, the Mark XVIII is as tough as old boots and refreshingly uncluttered by the extra detritus that tend to proliferate over time in storied watch lines. 

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But even if it looks similar, one thing the Hodinkee edition of the Mark XVIII does not share with the Mark 11 is the case. The special edition debuts a brand new proprietary IWC-developed material called Ceratanium, which, as you might have guessed, is a mind-bending alloy of ceramic and titanium. This means it combines the lightness of titanium with the scratch-resistance and general toughness of ceramic. 

Only 500 numbered version are on sale now at Hodinkee and select IWC boutiques. Run, don't walk.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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