I had an interest in watches from young age. My father had a quality watch related to space travel. Later I bought the same one, as my brother did. IWC got my attention with the ref 5002 Big Pilot advertising in 2002, but at that time, just coming out of military service, it was financially out of reach for me.
The Big Pilot stayed on my mind, and I wanted more information about the brand IWC and joined the collectors’ forum in 2013, as a reader. After the company I worked for got a big international contract for the aviation industry and I got more responsibilities combined with a raise, I bought the Big Pilot Slow Beat in 2017. I took the watch everywhere, hiking, climbing, you name it.