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spiderman Wrote:Hi togetherI'm looking for a new watch. A red gold one. I have seen the Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry and it's my favorite. But I read that Perpetual Calender and Big Pilot not match. What do you think.Kind regards
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Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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clepsydra Wrote in reply to:spiderman Wrote:Hi togetherI'm looking for a new watch. A red gold one. I have seen the Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry and it's my favorite. But I read that Perpetual Calender and Big Pilot not match. What do you think.Kind regardsHi Spiderman,If you are a purist, a perpetual calendar is (imho) preposterous in a pilot's watch. A pilot does not need to have the date/day of the week/month/year available every time he looks at the watch. All a pilot needs from a watch is to be able to have readable information - hour, minutes and center seconds. A pilot's watch must also be a-magnetic, to be protected from the many magnetic fields generated by the flight instruments and equipment. The Mark 11 is the standard.Now; if you want a fantasy based on the the pilot watch theme, then, by all means get a display back BPW with a perpetual calendar, in a precious metal.
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KS Low Wrote in reply to:I fully agree with Antonio although there are many owners of the Big Pilot PC who would disagree with me. I guess in one of my casual conversations with one of the fellow forum members here, I explained why I would not buy a Big Pilot PC and would go for the Portuguese PC.