In the 8 existed antic Ju-52, one that was branded with IWC’s logo existed for over twenty years. In 2000, this plane start a tour around the world just to promote IWC Pilot novelty. Time witnesses JU-52’s excellent performance. In order to pay it respect to JU-AIR, IWC rolled out the JU-AIR special edition with a limited number in the world.
“In 1994, three Ju-52 from the JU-AIR flied to Venegno, Italy, to offer assistance to the new product release conferring,” recalled Georges Kern, IWC’s president, “since, then we began offering help to JU-AIR. What made us proud is that, in the past 20 years, IWC’s logo has been branded in an obvious spot in one JU-52”. IWC Pilot series has the same long history with JU-52. The great passion for Ju-52 and the combination of classic design and mechanical engineering tie IWC and JU-AIR together.
This JU-AIR special edition, as a tribute paid to JU-AIR airline, inherits the design style of Pilot, widely applying rhodium to the dial, and the hour hand, minute hand, time indexes of 12, 3, 6, and 9 are covered by luminous material so that it is readable under the dark situation. The central of dial are the second dial. JU-AIR is also fitted with fly-back function. When you push the resetting button, it will return to zero at once and start another new round of recording time. Red hand on the 6 o’clock indicates whether the watch work properly and you will need to stop it if want to adjust it. What JU-AIR has is a powerful heart-IWC home-made 89365 automatic movement which can work for 68 hours of power reserve. Designers adjusted the look of aperture and made it look like a panel on a plane.
IWC Pilot Chronograph JU-AIR Special Edition IW387809 features STAINLESS STEEL watch case, 43 mm in diameter, 60 meters of waterproof, folding watch buckle, cattlehide watch strap and a limited set of 500 pieces.