IWC Pilot’s Watches

Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire

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  • Reference IW500917
  • Case Material 18-carat red gold
  • Bracelet/Strap brown calfskin strap
  • Dial Colour slate-coloured
  • Jewels 42
  • Calibre 51111
  • Mechanical chronograph 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 indexless balance with high-precision adjustment screws on balance rim
  • 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.

ELEGANT AND A TECHNICAL MASTER STROKE — LIKE A SPITFIRE

The Spitfire was a single engine fighter aircraft commissioned by the Royal Air Force. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was a piece of aerodynamic wizardry with outstanding performance. Since 2003 at IWC, the name Spitfire has also been synonymous with a Pilot’s Watch line that, in terms of elegance and technical expertise, is in a class of its own. This year, the Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Spitfire remains almost unchanged with its slate-coloured dial and stainless-steel case. The large number of displays and complications underscores the watch’s outstanding horological qualities. The digital date and month indicators are displayed in large numerals. This is made possible by a complicated, powerful mechanism which, at the end of the month, synchronously advances up to four displays and, at the end of the year, the leap year display disc as well. This watch, as well as the Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire in red gold, is supplied with the new brown calfskin strap from Santoni. The rugged leather goes perfectly with a Pilot’s Watch. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire was designed as a sports watch for everyday use. The bezel of the stainless-steel case is polished to a mirror finish, as are two rows of links in the stainless-steel bracelet, giving the watch a special quality feel. This is underscored by the slate-coloured dial with its metallic finish, which matches the grey fuselage of its namesake, the Spitfire. A soft-iron inner case protects the precision movement against magnetic fields and the glass is secured against sudden drops in pressure.

reference 5009

With its 46-millimetre, 18-carat red gold case, the Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire is certain to attract admiring glances. Within no time at all, the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding of the IWC-manufactured 51111 calibre build up a power reserve of over seven days. The brown calfskin strap from Santoni with its orange inner surface goes perfectly with the watch.

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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