This special edition celebrates IWC’s long – standing relationship with Oman, one that dates back nearly seven decades – one that is enriched with true Omani history and was conceived at a time before Oman gained its independence.
IWC Schaffhausen presents the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Sultanate of Oman’ (IW387910) to mark the country’s 51st National Day on 18 November 2021. Limited to 100 pieces, the timpieces features a distinctive back engraving of ‘Sultanate of Oman’ in Arabic callifraphy, along with an image of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik of Oman. The limited – edition timepiece can be ordered exclusively at luxury watch and jewellery boutique Mistal.
This special edition celebrates IWC’s long – standing relationship with Oman, on ethat dates back nearly seven decades – one that is renriched with true Omani history and was conceived at a time before Oman gained its independence.
The Royal Family of Oman brough IWX pocket watches into the country over 100 years afo through Port of Aden, an important trading post for the region, Hannes Pantli, current member of the board of directors of IWC Schaffhausen, visited Muscat for the first time in February 1974 and had the honour of meeting His late Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Bin Taimour. This was the beginning of a long and very interesting relationship between the Schaffausen and Oman. Since then, Hannes Pantili has regularly visited the Sultanate, and IWC has created a special watch sets for the Middle Eastern market, which were hugerly successful.
The timepiece is powered by the IWC – manufactured 69389 – calibre movement with a classic column – wheel design, which is housed in a bronze case with a 41 0 special edition featuring a striking blue dial perfectly complemented by a deep blue textile strap and titanium back. The material and colour signify the strength, unity and rich history of the country, giving the timepice a unique character and an exuberant charm.
‘We are delighted to be releasing a limited – edition timepiece for the wonderful nation of Oman to celebrate our long – standing relatuonshop. We look forward to sharing this beautiful moment with connaisseur who appreacte the luxury and timeless elegance of an IWX timepiece’, said Megdi Rajan, Regional Brand Director of IWC Schaffhausen for the Middle East, India and Africa.
Speaking on behalf of Mistal, IWC’s local partner in the country, Dharmesh A. Khimji, Managing Director of Mistral said: ‘We are proud to have been associated with IWC for almost five decades. With its final limited edition in the modern era, we are honoured to dedicate this exclusive IWC to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and our beautiful Oman’.