Issued to RAF pilots after WWII, the Mark is one of the most famous military watches ever. IWC was wise to change little in its latest form. The self-winding Mark XVII still features the highly legible dial, the magnetism-resistant iron case, and the sapphire crystal secured against sudden pressure drops, a feature for which IWC is known. [$4,900; iwc.com]
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