The IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Edition 2011


Here's another covetable specimen from Haute Horlogerie House IWC Schaffhausen: the Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Edition 2011 in handsome 18-carat rose gold, meant as a tribute to pilot-poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who will go down in history as the author of the beloved novella, Le Petit Prince.

Limited to 250 pieces, the special edition with its distinctive black or sand beige dial is packed with stellar technical features, chief among them the IWC-manufactured 51614 calibre with Pellaton winding and seven-day power reserve, as well as a perpetual calendar with a four-digit year display.

The gorgeous dial melds the Big Pilot’s characteristic cockpit-style design with the intricate display of the perpetual calendar - and comes complete with subtle aeroplane silhouettes to indicate the state of the moon in the northern and southern hemispheres. Those in the know will immediately recognize the piece as a very special collector's edition.

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Technical Specifications

  • Reference IW5026
  • Case Material: 18-carat rose gold
  • Bracelet/Strap: brown calfskin strap
  • Dial: Black or brown
  • Jewels: 62
  • Calibre 51614
  • Limited edition of 250 watches in 18-carat rose gold
  • Mechanical movement
  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • 7-day power reserve when fully wound
  • Power reserve display
  • Perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Glucydur®* beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms
  • Breguet spring
  • Rotor with engraving and 18-carat gold medallion
  • Screw-in crown
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Water-resistant 6 bar
  • Case height 16 mm
  • Diameter 46 mm


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