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£7,500.00
IWC Big Pilot

One of a kind

IWC Big Pilot

Haute horlogerie meets the 'instrument watch'

£7,500.00

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One of a kind

IWC Big Pilot

Arguably one of the most beautiful watches of the last decade, the IWC Big Pilot's cult status is in part due to its restrained and somewhat unmistakable appearance. Memorable and striking for its apparent lack of adornment and complexity, the reductionist, minimalistic design aesthetic is a testament to IWC's commitment to its pursuit of watchmaking without excess.

It's large, uncluttered and uncomplicated 'instrument dial' appears larger and all the more legible thanks to its stainless steel bezel which appears slender and stripe-like in contrast with the black dial, onto which sit its 'rotor hands' which glide effortlessly around its face.

Paradoxically, it's utilitarian guise belies the complex in-house calibre 51110 movement by IWC, which is undoubtably a masterclass in engineering refinement over its predecessor 5002 and its genesis - the gargantuan 55mm IWC Type 52 TSC from the 1940's.

Coincidentally on-trend with todays preference for larger watches, the IWC Big Pilot owes its size not to trend but in homage to predecessors such as the Type 52. Originally designed to be worn on the outside of a Pilots Flight Jacket, with minimal lighting available, pilots favoured legibility over fashion and an appearance which was at once familiar to the dials found within the cockpit.



At 46mm the watch is large but while some with smaller wrists may have concerns over its wearability, readers may wish to note that unlike a 47mm Panerai or a 48mm Hublot King Power - the Big Pilot wears far more elegantly thanks to IWC's experience designing large cases for over 70 years. Its wearability is further helped thanks to the appointment of a thick and supple alligator strap, combined with the curvature of the Big Pilots lugs - the Big Pilot is quite simply an ergonomic triumph for one so large.

Unique to all of IWC's Pilot Watches, the case features a soft-iron inner case to protect against magnetic fields which can contribute to mechanical or automatic watches losing time.

Readers may wish to note that one should expect to pay a typical list price of £11,250 for a new example, making this IWC Big Pilot in excellent condition with all original papers, books and box a wise investment.

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IWC Big Pilot

PROVENANCE: Made in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
DATE: [Pending]
RESIDES IN: United Kingdom
MEASUREMENTS: 46 mm diameter
CONDITION: Excellent
Condition: Excellent
Movement: In-house calibre 51110 - 7-day (168-hour) power reserve when fully wound. IWC's patented 'Pellaton' automatic winding system
Waterproof: 60 m
Model Ref: 5004 (IW500401)
Boxes, Books & Papers: Includes all original papers, books and box
Materials: Stainless Steel, Sapphire, Leather

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