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Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar London Edition

Ref. IW502805

Date2015-07-06T11:05:35

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IWC Big Pilot

Manufactured exclusively for the IWC London boutique, this Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar in stainless steel, limited to 38 pieces, is the star of the New Bond Street store.

The reason behind this limited number lies in the boutique’s address: 138 New Bond Street. The numbers are engraved on the case side, meaning the first model was 01/38, displaying the boutique’s address.

The combination of the ardoise dial with blue moon phase and blue alligator strap makes this 46 mm Perpetual Calendar watch ideally suited to business attire. This subtle timepiece, equipped with IWC’s iconic Kurt Klaus Perpetual Calendar, fully represents the stoicism and vitality of British culture and typical London values. The very rare combination of an intricate complication and stainless steel, making this timepiece suitable to wear every day, is what truly sets this watch apart.

Details:

  • Case material: stainless steel
  • Case diameter: 46 mm
  • Calibre: 51613
  • Dial: ardoise/rhodium
  • Strap: blue alligator
  • Power reserve: 7 days
  • Limited to 38 pieces
  • Movement: automatic
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