IWC Schaffhausen

Big Pilot's Watch

IW501001Pilot's Watches Collection

Launched in 2002, the IWC Big Pilot watch is perhaps the most recognisable IWC watch. The oversized stainless steel case houses one of the largest automatic watch movements in the world – the IWC-manufactured 5111. This ultimate flying companion earned its name for the oversized crown, which enabled easy handling for pilots of the past who had to wear gloves in open air cockpits, and today gives diehard fans an indent in the wrist which they wear with pride. The reliability is enhanced by a 7 day power reserve.




AUD / Including GST

Detailed features & specifications

In 2016, IWC took a step back towards the roots of the Big Pilot’s Watch and gave it a gentle facelift. The IWC-manufactured 52110-calibre movement unites some of watchmaking’s greatest achievements. It features an efficient Pellaton automatic winding system with parts made from black or white ceramic. With the help of two barrels, it builds up a reserve of 7 days. The display at “3 o’clock” indicates the time remaining until the movement comes to a stop.

The Big Pilot’s Watch has a date display at “6 o’clock” and the central seconds essential in any watch used for flying. The 46-millimetre case, which is water-resistant to 6 bar, encloses a soft-iron inner case that protects the movement against magnetic fields. The watch also features a striking conical crown.

The legendary Junkers JU-52 plane is engraved on the case back of the Big Pilot’s Watch. This model comes with a black calfskin strap, which perfectly complements the watch.

  • Movement: Mechanical self winding
  • Calibre: IWC caliber 51111 automatic movement with 7 day power reserve
  • Crystal: Sapphire glass, convex anti reflective coating both sides
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, power reserve indicator
  • Water Resistance: 60 metres/ 6ATM
  • Bracelet Strap: Black calfskin strap
  • Power Reserve: 168 hours / 7 days

See the full collection

See the collection

Visit us in-store


You might also like