To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its first flagship boutique in the world, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen is hosting a special Silver Spitfire exhibition at 1881 Heritage, where they’ve brought in a life-size replica of the Silver Spitfire — one of the most iconic aircrafts in aviation history, and the inspiration behind IWC’s new Spitfire Pilot’s watch collection — to Hong Kong.

Celebrating its 10-year milestone and the arrival of the special exhibit, the brand hosted a special grand opening party, where guests were treated wto a high-octane Spitfire show as they saw the contra-rotating propellers come to life and — thanks to special light effects and sound clips — experienced the loud roar of its turbine engine.

Matt Jones, co-founder of Boultbee Flight Academy, the world’s first officially recognised Spitfire flying academy — flew in to officiate the event, and shared more about his upcoming “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight” expedition, in which he, with the support of IWC, will take a restored aluminium Spitfire on a four-month, round-the-world journey come August, on a quest to cover 43,000 km and visit approximately 26 countries.

Scroll down to see photos from the occasion.

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Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.