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IWC Big Pilot Reference 5002


Ref. No. | Item No. | 870398

The IWC Big Pilot Reference 5002 is the first edition of the iconic Big Pilot series watches. Its design is based on a navigation watch that was introduced in 1940, the IWC ref. 431/Type 52 T.S.C., which utilized a modified pocket watch movement and was produced for military pilots of the era. With its signature, large “onion” type crown, 46 mm case size, and a 7-day power reserve indicator on the dial, the Big Pilot is easily identifiable on the wrist.




Description

The IWC Big Pilot Reference 5002 is the first edition of the iconic Big Pilot series watches. Its design is based on a navigation watch that was introduced in 1940, the IWC ref. 431/Type 52 T.S.C., which utilized a modified pocket watch movement and was produced for military pilots of the era. With its signature, large “onion” type crown, 46 mm case size, and a 7-day power reserve indicator on the dial, the Big Pilot is easily identifiable on the wrist.

The History:

Founded in 1868 by an American watchmaking pioneer, Florentine Ariosto Jones, the International Watch Company launched in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Nestled on the banks of the Rhine River, IWC’s factory began its pursuit of manufacturing watches of the highest quality, utilizing modern technology, as well as some of Switzerland’s most talented watchmakers.

The Watch:

The Big Pilot Ref 5002 has a 46mm stainless steel case, and an in-house Calibre 50110 movement with a seven-day power reserve. The black dial has lumed Arabic style numerals and a minute track as well as the IWC triangle and two dots. The ref 5002 also has a soft-iron inner case, to protect against magnetic fields.

The Details:

This IWC Big Pilot Ref 5002 is in very good condition. It has just received a full service direct from IWC in November 2020. It comes with the original strap with deployant clasp, as well as a case from the IWC service department, and documentation regarding the recent service.

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  • IWC
  • Big Pilot
  • 5002
  • Calibre 50110
  • Sapphire
  • Stainless Steel
  • 46mm
  • Original IWC Leather with deployant clasp

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