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IWC Schaffhausen - Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander”

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander”

IWC Schaffhausen presents a new version of its Big Pilot’s Watch with the crown positioned on the left-hand side of the case. A first for the company.

Inspired by the Big Pilot’s Watch Calibre 52 TSC from the 1940s, the new Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander” (Ref. IW501012)  has a 46.2 mm case as well as the same eye-catching design seen throughout the family, which imitates easy-to-read cockpit instruments. The new twist for this revised edition is the positioning of conical-shaped crown on the left-hand side of the case.

The “Right-hander” is much more practical to operate for those who wear their watch on the right wrist. Given that almost 40 percent of pilots are thought to be lefthanded, and therefore wear their watches on the right, it is perhaps a fitting development for this IWC line, which has such a rich history in the field of aviation.

Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander”

Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander” © IWC

Driven by an IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre beating at 28,800 vph,  the “Right-hander” has a stainless-steel case with a soft-iron inner case, which protects the movement against the effects of magnetic fields. The automatic Pellaton winding is fitted with ceramic components and builds up a seven-day power reserve in the twin barrels. 

The slate-coloured dial features a power-reserve display situated at “9 o’clock”, a small seconds hand at “3 o’clock”, and a date display at “6 o’clock”. The luminescent indices and hands guarantee optimum legibility, even at night or in poor visibility conditions. The watch has a convex sapphire glass, with antireflective coating on both sides. The glass is secured against displacement by drops in air pressure. The timepiece is complemented with a black calfskin  strap.

Released as an edition of 250 pieces, it will be available at IWC Boutiques and authorised retailers from August 2019 with 3 months exclusivity in Australia and France.

The brand

With a clear emphasis on technology and development, IWC Schaffhausen has been manufacturing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. Its philosophy, based on a passion for watchmaking, aims to maintain a spirit of indefatigable initiative and impeccable craftsmanship.

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