IWC Pilot’s Watches

Big Pilot's Watch

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  • Reference IW500912
  • Case Material stainless steel
  • Bracelet/Strap black calfskin strap
  • Dial Colour black
  • Jewels 42
  • Calibre 51111
  • Mechanical movement
  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • IWC-manufactured 51111 calibre (50000-calibre family)
  • 7-day power reserve when fully wound
  • Power reserve display
  • Date display
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Glucydur®* beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms
  • Breguet spring
  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • Screw-in crown
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Special back engraving
  • Water-resistant 6 bar
  • Case height 16 mm
  • Diameter 46 mm
  • Calfskin strap by Santoni
  • *IWC Schaffhausen is not the owner of the Glucydur® trademark.

THE HOUR OF THE CLASSICS

In the case of its Big Pilot’s Watch, the company has taken a step back to the roots of the original. The triangular index is once again positioned below the chapter ring, while the numerals appear slightly bolder and the five-minute indices a little slimmer. Overall, the dial now appears more harmonious and looks uncannily like the original 1940 model. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph has reverted to a single date with day display in place of the triple date. In the interests of legibility, the five-minute numerals on the outer edge of the chapter ring have likewise been abandoned. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph is supplied with a black calfskin strap or an elegant satin-finished stainless-steel bracelet. In the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII, we find two new models in stainless steel that have one feature in common: a reduction to the essentials. Unlike the previous version, the Mark XVII, the new models no longer have a triple date display and have been reduced by one millimetre to 40.

reference 5009

The largest IWC-manufactured calibre builds up the energy for over seven days’ power reserve in virtually no time. The movement stops after 168 hours, ensuring the same precision throughout the entire time it is actually running. The 46-millimetre stainless-steel case encloses a soft-iron cage that protects the movement against extreme magnetic fields.

Highlights

  • Mechanical movement
  • Self-winding
  • 7-day (168 h) power reserve
  • Power reserve display
  • Soft-iron inner case
  • Diameter 46 mm

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