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IWC Celebrates 80 Years of Pilot’s Watches with Limited Edition

October 2016 – After relaunching the new Pilot’s Watch collection in the beginning of this year, IWC Schaffhausen is now launching a special limited edition Big Pilot’s Watch with a Perpetual Calendar to celebrate the collection’s 80th anniversary. This exclusive timepiece is exclusively available in the Benelux and Scandinavian market.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “A Tribute to the 1st IWC Pilot’s Watch” comes in a solid red gold case with a diameter of 46mm and has a slate-grey dial. It is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52610 caliber movement with twin barrels and ceramic movement parts. For this edition, the movement was fitted with luxurious blued screws. It features IWC’s legendary Perpetual Calendar mechanism, which displays the day, date, month, moon phase and year in four digits until 2499 with only a few manual adjustments needed. The efficient Pellaton automatic winding systems provides a 7-day power reserve.

Its 18 carat rose gold rotor is engraved with “36” as a reference to how many pieces of this watch were manufactured. The watch celebrates the legacy of IWC mechanical mastery over the past 148 years. “Within the Benelux and the Nordic region, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch is very popular because of its iconic design. For this reason, we are proud to launch a very special and unique watch which embodies the dream of flying and celebrates the 80th anniversary of this iconic timepiece”, explains Edwin de Vries, IWC Brand Director Benelux & Scandinavia.

With the solid red gold case, the slate-grey dial and the blue alligator leather strap, the watch features a timeless combination of colours and materials. Also, the single moon phase display is rarely seen on a Perpetual Calendar and the blue colour of the sky plays nicely with the blue alligator leather strap. Christian Knoop, Creative Director IWC Schaffhausen, was personally and closely involved in the development of the watch: “From a design perspective, my challenge is to balance our brand’s DNA and to stick to the design codes of IWC, while at the same time trying to create a limited-edition watch that is special, unique and tailored to the taste of a specific market”. The retail price of the watch is € 47.000, – and is available at the IWC Boutique in Amsterdam and selected IWC partners within the Benelux and Scandinavia.
Here (URL IWC horloge invullen) you find the product page of the watch with all specifications. Please click here to discover our complete IWC collection.