IWC is adding three models to its Pilot’s Watch line in its anniversary year. All three models feature the design of the Jubilee collection. They can be recognised by their characteristic dials produced using a complex lacquering process in white or blue.
The Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW502708), in stainless steel with blue dial, is the only model in the collection with an annual calendar. Production is limited to 100 watches.
Founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones, IWC would slowly and gradually, over its own one-and-a-half-century-long history, develop a reputation for solidly engineered watches — that the company’s Latin motto, “Probus Scafusia,” translates to “good craftsmanship in Schaffhausen.” To celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the brand, IWC has only unveiled two high tech tourbillon watches which clearly exhibit the brand’s know-how in complex watchmaking. Meet with the newest IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” and the IWC Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years.” The watch comes in a 45mm wide Portugieser-style case, which IWC fans will immediately recognize from its identifying curved and short lugs in addition to the chunky knurled crown. Sizable heat-treated leaf-shaped hour and minute hands and a simple railroad-style minutes track guarantee time can be easily read.
The annual calendar has an American-format display for the month, date and day in three separate windows on the dial and requires adjustment only once a year at the end of February. The Pellaton winding of the IWC-manufactured calibre 52850 comes with wear-proof ceramic components and generates a 7-day power reserve in two barrels. The movement is visible through the sapphire-glass back.
Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW502708) © IWC
Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 5105) is the first Big Pilot’s Watch from Iwc Watches Ebay Replica with a date display featuring large numerals beneath the triangular index at “12 o’clock”. Two limited-edition models are available, each restricted to 100 watches, in stainless steel with blue dial (Ref. IW510503) or white dial(Ref. IW510504).
When creating the IWC-manufactured calibre 59235, the watch designers added a date display with large numerals to the hand-wound calibre 59210 with a power reserve of 8 days. The date is displayed using a double date ring, with one disc containing the tens and another disc containing the units. The power reserve display had to be positioned on the reverse side so that the dial could preserve the uncluttered style that is characteristic of Pilot’s Watches.
To this end, the soft-iron cage was fitted with a circular display window without compromising protection against magnetic fields.
Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Edition “150 Years” © IWC
With the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW377725), in stainless steel, white dial, IWC is launching an anniversary edition of this popular chronograph that is limited to 1,000 watches.
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “150 Years” © IWC