IWC Pilot Black Dial Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch: Review

The Pilot Black Dial Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch by IWC is an aviator’s dream wrist watch. This luxury time piece is an incredible watch both functionally and by design. The Automatic movement is of the upmost quality and is a Swiss-made caliber 79320 movement.

This 43mm case fits perfectly on any wrist, for every day casual wear, dress wear, or for pilot watch enthusiast. The case is made from the finest Stainless Steel and the black dial features three sub dials at the 6, 9, and 12 o’clock positions, a day of the week window, and a day of the month calendar window—the last two featured at the 3 o’clock position.

The special features and functions of this incredible watch of luxury is enough for any luxury time piece enthusiast and man who wants a functional and classic wrist watch that is designed for the air.

With a power reserve of 42-44 hours, this Automatic wrist watch is resistant to water up to 6 ATM (which is 60 meters or 200 feet). At a price of $4,600, this modern classic is making its mark in the world of luxury time pieces.

Brand: IWC
Type: Pilot Black Dial Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch
Model: IW377701

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IWC’s elegant Men’s 43mm Stainless Steel case features a fixed Stainless Steel bezel to match, a black dial with luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers, and an Analog display. Featuring calendar functions, water resistance, chronograph, and three sub dials, this time piece offers the best materials, superior functionality, and a timeless design that is sheer opulence and height of sophistication.

The face shape is a traditional round, with a leather strap which utilizes a secure tang clasp to keep this beauty on your wrist. The Swiss made movement is something that no luxury watch can be without, and this IWC Pilot Black Dial Automatic joins the club of fine craftsmanship.

Perfect as a functional watch for pilots and frequent travelers, this elegant time piece is attractive enough to be the perfect conversation piece as a dress watch as well as a casual, every day watch for the man who has everything.


Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Movement: Swiss made Automatic
  • Display Type: Analog
  • Model Year: 2011
  • Dial Shape: Round
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Diameter: 43mm
  • Dial Window Material: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • Clasp: Tang Buckle
  • Band Material: Crocodile Leather
  • Band Color: Black
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Type: Fixed
  • Special Features: Chronograph, Automatic Movement, Water Resistance up to 60 meters, Luminous Hands and Markers, Date/Hour/Minute/Second, Calendar: Day of Week and Day of Month
  • 3 Sub Dials Displaying: 60 second, 30 minute, and 12 hour


This IWC Pilot Black Dial Chronograph uses a Swiss made Automatic movement made by the finest craftsmen in the world. This movement uses the kinetic energy of the watch-wearer’s arm to generate power.

This time piece has a power reserve of 42-44 hours.



The Good

This time piece by IWC has nothing but positive aspects about it. First is the plethora of fine materials used by IWC to create this Pilot Automatic watch. From the quality Stainless Steel case, the fixed Stainless Steel bezel, the glamorous black dial with sub dials and other features, the Crocodile leather strap, scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal dial window, and the Swiss-made Automatic movement, this elegant wrist watch has it all.

For men seeking an aviator-style watch that is fit for a museum, this luxury time piece is a head turning design that combines modern class with the traditional and timeless internal workings of a tried and tested watch of luxury.

The extras, such as calendar functions, chronograph, three sub dials, superior crystal, water resistance and luminous hands and markers, IWC has designed not only a high end watch of quality, but they have ensured its true quality by using superior materials and a functional dial to kill for.

The Bad

This time piece does not have any known issues among this model, nor are there any negative aspects or experiences with this watch thus far.

It should be noted that while this watch is advertised as a “Pilot” watch, that novice luxury watch buyers should be aware that this is in regards to its design rather than function. This time piece does not feature an altimeter, thermometer, barometer, or other features one may associate with a watch created for use in the sky.


The eyes are drawn to the highlight of this model by IWC—the dial. While luxury watches everywhere are using similar Swiss made movements, exotic bands, and cases made from Stainless Steel, not many are offering such a beautiful, elegant, and busy design.

The dial face is full of additional features and acts not only as a time piece, but a true time keeping device. The 3 sub dials feature readings for 60 second, 30 minute, and 12 hour, while the display edge shows the Arabic numerals and markers that illuminate in the dark and stand out during the day.

Also a functioning Chronograph, this IWC has three buttons at the 2, 3, and 4 o’clock positions. In addition, this true time keeper also keeps track of the day of the week as well as the day of the month.

With this one watch, you can keep track of the day of the month, day of the week, the hour, the minute, the second, and the intervals indicated in the sub dials.



The functionality of this wrist watch is perfect as designed by IWC. The Automatic movement is Swiss made and arguably the fines in the world. This reliable movement type ensures precise time keeping and reliability for years, even decades, to come.

The Chronograph functions well, as do the 3 sub dials that keep time intervals for horology enthusiasts. The markings, indices, and Arabic numerals stand out against the black dial with stunning clarity. This dial is very easy to read and even includes numerals for the second hand in 5 second intervals.

The calendar functions also work as promised, keeping time on the day of the week as well as the day of the month. Taking time keeping a step farther, this Pilot Automatic by IWC is one of the finest in their collection.

The gleaming window dial is made from scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal and makes the 43mm face look very wide with a slim bezel outline. This sophisticated design looks very much like a watch used in an ageless time above the clouds.

And whether you are above the clouds or in the sea, the water resistance will protect this time piece with reliability and incredible durability.


You can purchase the IWC Pilot Black Dial Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch on Amazon for $4,600. This 2011 model has held its value well—a testament to the craftsmanship and timeless design.



Overall Impression

This wrist watch offers an impression of complete quality, design perfection, and excellent use of high grade materials.

By utilizing exotic materials into the band, such as Crocodile leather, this wrist watch will give the wearer the feeling of comfort and opulence that will undoubtedly stress the sheer luxury of this piece to all of the eyes that will be drawn to it.

Rating Comments

The fine quality of the movement, casing material, dial window, band, and bezel, this beautiful and elegant time piece is as masculine as it is luxurious. The broad face offers a wealth of time keeping information, drawing the eye to the design of the dial.

The best grade movement, high class design, perfectly functioning features, and overall quality, this time piece is a home run by IWC. The price is an absolute steal for the quality and craftsmanship that this wrist watch offers.