iwc big pilot’s watch

iwc big pilot's watch

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Replica Big Date Edition “150 Years” is the first IWC Big Pilot’s Watch to feature a large date display located below the “12 o’clock” triangle. Created to mark the 150 year anniversary of IWC Schaffhausen, this reference is limited to just 100 pieces.The original was 55 mm in diameter, which was especially large at the time. While the 46 mm of the current Big Pilot’s series is much smaller, it still lives up to its name. Its large, conical crown also dates back to the first edition and is easy to operate wearing gloves. The first IWC pilot watch was produced in the mid-1930s for civil aviation purposes. It was particularly robust and resistant to fluctuations in temperature in the range of – 40 degrees Celsius to + 40 degrees Celsius, and was also anti-magnetic.
When IWC released their IWC Big Pilot (reference 5002, now updated to reference 5009) in 2002 they were pioneers in the big watch game and they could hardly have known what legend they were creating. At 46mm it was a beast, an irresistible force. The deceptively simple design and concept is one that has been imitated, but never bettered. The Big Pilot makes a Big Statement, and over the years has attracted some big name wearers.
Orlando – A longtime IWC and Rolex fan (he’s often spotted with a Submariner on a NATO strap for indie points) was seen wearing a Big Pilot from his Lord of the Ring Days. Jude – Talk about an odd couple; the overtly masculine and oversized IWC Big Pilot replica monsters the wrist of pretty Jude Law, but once again, the effect is compelling. No wrist is too slim and no man too feminine for this all-season all-rounder.
Brad – It makes perfect sense that Bradley “friend of the brand” Cooper has a BP in his IWC rotation. Now that we think of it we can imagine Cooper as a dashing Luftwaffe air ace in a WWII adventure, with a (1940s original) Big Pilot strapped to his wrist. Make it happen movie gods. But Brad, please make that burnt orange dinner jacket stop…. Alexander – Scandi-vampire star Skarsgard wearing a BP goes together like a horse and carriage. It’s got the clean lines all north European residents love, and lots of lume for nocturnal action. Few things have given us quite the bloodlust for a BP like this pairing. Deadly.
Jason – What Panerai do you wear when you feel like a break from a Panerai? Statham has the answer: a IWC Big Pilot, by IWC. The all-action movie star man’s love of big manly watches is well known, especially those starting with PAM and ending in many, many different sets of numbers. Does he have them all? But he’s not averse to mixing religions. Heck, even Time+Tide’s local man-about-town Pierrick Boyer has admitted to wanting a BIg Pilot back that he sold many years ago. But this time with a perpetual calendar.

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