IWC is contributing a collection of watches to support the first all-civilian mission to orbit with a Pilot's Watch Chronograph that will be worn by the crew of the Inspiration4. Set to launch in September, the four-person crew will embark on a multi-day journey in low-Earth orbit, which will be led by Jared Isaacmen, an experienced pilot and founder of Shift4 Payments. The special edition Pilot's Watch Chronograph will feature a white ceramic case with a dark blue lacquered dial that is padprinted with a starfield and the Inspiration4 logo.
Part of the mission's focus will be to raise awareness and funds for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. The program has since donated over $17 million dollars and the watches used in the mission will be auctioned off to support these efforts on the way to a fundraising goal of $100 million dollars, which will be matched by Jared Isaacman.