IW500912

Big Pilot’s Watch

A legend pays tribute to its past: the Big Pilot's Watch from IWC is the uncompromising embodiment of the historic navigational instrument for pilots.

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IWC Schaffhausen Boutique – Schaffhausen

Baumgartenstrasse 15 8200, Schaffhausen +41526305030
Opening Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • Black calfskin strap by Santoni
  • Diameter 46.2 MM

This watch is available in different materials and colours

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THE STORY

In 2016, IWC took a step back towards the roots of the Big Pilot’s Watch and gave it a gentle facelift. The IWC-manufactured 51111-calibre movement unites some of watchmaking’s greatest achievements. The spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system build up a power reserve of over 7 days. The power reserve display at “3 o’clock” indicates the time remaining until the movement comes to a stop. The Big Pilot’s Watch has a date display at “6 o’clock” and the central seconds essential in any watch used for flying. The 46-millimetre case, which is water-resistant to 6 bar, encloses a soft-iron inner case that protects the movement against magnetic fields. The watch also features a striking conical crown. The legendary Junkers JU-52 plane is engraved on the case back of the Big Pilot’s Watch. This model comes with a black calfskin strap by Santoni, which perfectly complements the watch.

Specifications

case

  • Diameter 46.2 MM
  • Height 15.8 MM
  • Screw in crown
  • Water resistance 6 bar

Movement

  • 51111 Calibre
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • Frequency 21600.0 vph (3.0 hz)
  • 42 Jewels
  • 168 hours Power Reserve
  • IWC-manufactured movement
  • Côtes de Genève, perlage

Features

  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • 7 days power reserve
  • Power reserve display
  • Date display
  • Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • Central hacking seconds

dial

  • Black dial with luminescence

Strap

  • Black calfskin strap by Santoni
Calibre Family 50000

Calibre Family 50000

It needs winding only once a week: the 50000-calibre family features the efficient Pellaton pawl-winding system with a 7-day power reserve and a Breguet spring for maximum precision.

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