Collection Pilot's
Series Big Pilot's
Features Day-Date
Case Size 48 mm
Case Shape Round
Case Material Ceramic
Movement Automatic
Strap Material Fabric
Strap Color Black
Dial Colour Black
Gender Men
Water Resistance (M) 60
Glass Material Sapphire Crystal
Warranty Period 2 Years
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IWC Pilot's Big Pilot's

Model No: IW501901
MRP: ₹1,156,000

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Key Features

  • Round Dial
  • Zirconium Oxide case
  • Date Display
  • Mechanical Movement
  • Power Reserve Display
  • Water Resistant

Crafted for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, this sleek time keeper has reinterpreted the brands traditional models.
The striking black dial is housed in a scratch resistant zirconium oxide case. White toned Arabic numerals and hour hands engrave the dial. The red signal aircraft design that acts as a counterpoise on the seconds hand adds character to this incredible model. The time piece has a case size diameter of 48 mm and a case height of 15 mm. The strap has been crafted with a black textile and the dial has been constructed with a convex sapphire glass with an anti- reflective coating on both sides.
The time piece has been powered with a mechanical movement and has a pellaton automatic winding. It has a power reserve of 7 days when fully wound. The dial has a power reserve display counter at 3 o’ clock and a date display counter at 6 o’ clock. It is water resistant to 60 m and the time teller has a Glucydur beryllium alloy balance with a high precision adjustment cam on balance arms. The screw in crown ensures water resistance.

Pocket watches used by pilots were the norm when aviation first became a science. IWC soon changed that by revolutionising wristwatches wholly modelled for pilots. In 1936 the first special Pilot’s watch was introduced into the market, fitted and customized only for the pilot’s convenience. In 1940 the world was introduced to the Big Pilot’s watch which was a classic rendition of a cockpit design in an aircraft. The equipment was laid out in accordance to the placing of instruments in a cockpit. This was soon followed by IWC’s cleverly engineered Mark XII which was crafted as a tribute to the Royal Air force in 1948 and has been loved and used for more than 2 score years till date.

The first few editions of the Pilot's watches were crafted with sound and pleasing aesthetics. Built with a clean and simplistic look in mind, the watch had a rotating bezel with an arrowhead index to help keep track of short periods of time as well as an antimagnetic escapement incorporated in it. The luminescent hands and numerals provide high contrast and great visualization. These luxury time-pieces have bold, rugged straps that embody the spirit of the adventurer. Sapphire glass in highly polished form is used in the making of these time-pieces to provide resistance to air pressure. This is purely a traveller’s watch. Many outstanding modifications and improved movements have been implemented in this collections design since 2012. The cases are made from a variety of dependable and fashionable material such as rose gold, stainless steel and ceramic. The dial comes in individualistic colours including black, blue, silver and brown, pampering customers till they are spoilt for choice.

The IWC’s Pilot's watch family welcomed in its midst a fresh new edition - the Top Gun watch, named in honour of the special training course offered by the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, the ‘Strike Fighter Tactics instructor’ which has been famously dubbed ‘Top Gun’. Five new intricately designed models of the Top Gun collection came out to the fore in 2012, more than enough for Top Gun to delineate and become an independent line altogether.

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Rakesh Malhotra
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This is the same design that Lewis Hamilton has in his Formula 1 racing glove.

yogesh chander
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IWC Big Pilots has impressions of traditional watch making art of Big Pilot ever since it started in 1940. It's contemporary design and advanced anti magnetic features makes it right fit for the pilots with a classic taste for watches. The anti magnetic effect offers apt protections from external magnetic fields and the machine design as well as components an capable of conducting magnetic flux lines around the movement. The elegant looks and astonishing design are enhanced with the the top gun logo and the second's hand reflecting fighter plan's design. This watch is perfect for those who appreciate good design, fine machine and art of IWC watchmaking for pilots.

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