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IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar


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  • Case material:Stainless steel with oversized signature onion crown & sapphire caseback
  • Case size:46.5mm
  • Movement:In-House IWC Calibre 52, Self Winding with 168 hours power reserve
  • Features:Application only special edition - Fully perpetual calendar accurate for over a century with visible day, date, month, year and moonphase apertures, rubber strap with folding clasp
  • Bracelet/Strap:Leather
  • Dial:Blue dial with applied luminescent numerals
  • Warranty:Two Year International Warranty with optional 6 year extra years upon registration with "My IWC" programme

Product Details

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar in stainless steel with a blue dial continues the long-standing tradition of perpetual calendar watches in the Big Pilot’s collection.

No other complication has taken centre stage on the dial of the Big Pilot’s Watch more often than the perpetual calendar. Developed during the 1980s by IWC’s former head-watchmaker Kurt Klaus, the large dial not only lends itself well to the mechanism’s many display, but it also makes reading of the calendar information particularly easy. The Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar features a stainless steel case, a blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and a blue calfskin strap.

The perpetual calendar automatically recognizes the different month lengths and the leap years, and will not require a manual adjustment until 2100. Engineered from only about 80 individual parts, the calendar module is driven by a single nightly switching pulse from the IWC-manufactured 52615 calibre. Components of the Pellaton winding system that are subject to severe stresses are made of virtually wear-free ceramic. When fully wound, the two barrels store a power reserve of seven days. The elaborately decorated manufacture movement is visible through the sapphire glass back.

The very first IWC Pilot’s Watches of the 1930s and 1940s set technical benchmarks, and the dial designs determined the instrument look that has remained characteristic to this day.

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