THE STORY OF IWC AND THE BIG PILOT'S COLLECTION IS BROUGHT TO LIFE AROUND THE GLOBE, WITH AN INNOVATIVE, INTERACTIVE ROADSHOW AND EXTRAORDINARY OPTICAL ILLUSION ARTWORKS.
A legendary design for pioneers, originals and dreamers the world over, the Big Pilot has always inspired its wearers to think big. In this spirit of originality and innovation, we are taking the story of this iconic timepiece to cities around the globe with a touring exhibition, #IWCONTOUR BIG PILOT Roadshow, and a creative new “Out of the Box” campaign.
INDUSTRIAL STYLING MEETS CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AT THE IWC ROADSHOW
Designed to resemble shipping containers, a high-tech booth brings the story of IWC to life in entirely unexpected ways for #IWCONTOUR. Thanks to new hologram technology, guests can “meet” our former head watchmaker Kurt Klaus, brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton, and CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr, when they step inside.
The BIG PILOT Roadshow is open to the public with no invitation necessary, though appointments are strongly recommended and can be booked below.
No interactive experience would be complete without a chance to try on some of IWC’s most celebrated watches, and the touring exhibition features the new Big Pilot’s editions for 2021 and classic Pilot’s Watches, including a selection of squadron watches commissioned by the U.S. Navy.
Los Angeles, CA: 23-26 September
Westfield Century City – The Atrium
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90067
Palo Alto, CA: 30 September-3 October
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California, 94304
Newport Beach, CA: 7-10 October
401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California, 92660
Scottsdale, AZ: 14-17 October
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85251
Miami, FL: 21-24 October
3801 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33137
Charleston, SC: 28-31 October
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
1218 Belk Drive, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Houston, TX: 4-7 November
Post Oak Plaza
1717 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77027
New York, NY: 11-14 November
20 Hudson Yards, New York, New York, 10001
THE BIG PILOT COMES TO LIFE AT THE ROADSHOW
We’re also thinking big with optical illusion installations designed to surprise and intrigue the public in some of the world’s biggest cities. Huge painted murals and giant digital screens take over sites from Los Angeles to Tokyo and beyond, bringing the story and spirit of the Big Pilot to life.
Designed to look like an industrial shipping container dropped unexpectedly into the neighbourhood, the massive 2D artworks appear 3D when viewed from certain vantage points. They showcase the new Big Pilot 43 in iconic locations including Hollywood Boulevard, Gangnam Street in Seoul, and London’s Piccadilly Circus, and will remain in place for several weeks. Make sure you keep your eyes open, and if you spot one of the unique installations, take a photo or video with your phone and share it on social media using #IWCONTOUR.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
An innovator never stands still. With these creative new tools, we are excited to celebrate the spirit of IWC, and shine a light on our collections in whole new ways. Our mission is to challenge the status quo, and to spark new conversations that continue to take us forward.
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