IWC Big Pilots Watch IW5004-01
IWC Big Pilots Watch IW5004-01. 46.2mm steel case. Automatic IWC Calibre 51110 Movement. Screw Down Winding Crown Water Resistant Case To 60 Meters. Black Dial With Printed White Numeral Hour Markers And Track Minute Markers. Luminescent hands and quarter markers. Seven Day Power Reserve Indicator Sub-Dial at the 3 o’clock position. Brown Leather Strap With Steel Folding Clasp. Box and papers Dated June 2012. Service papers 2017. (RRP £10,900)
The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch has a storied history dating back to the 1940s. Its origins can be traced to a request from the German Air Force for a large, highly legible, and accurate wristwatch for their pilots during World War II. IWC responded with the creation of the Big Pilot’s Watch, originally known as the “Beobachtungsuhr” or “B-Uhr.”
The first Big Pilot’s Watch, introduced in 1940, featured a massive case, a prominent crown, and a simple, easy-to-read dial with large Arabic numerals and luminous hands. Its oversized design allowed pilots to wear it over their flight suits.
After the war, the Big Pilot’s Watch became available to civilian customers and gradually evolved in design while retaining its iconic characteristics. In 2002, IWC re-introduced the Big Pilot’s Watch, paying homage to its historical predecessor. Today, it is a symbol of aviation heritage, known for its distinctive style and exceptional precision, making it a cherished timepiece among aviation enthusiasts and watch collectors worldwide.
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