IWC Schaffhausen Pilot Automatic Hh Big Pilot
On the Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire, the case, hands, characteristic conical crown and the case back are made from 18-carat red gold, a precious metal that gives the watch a real sense of warmth. The sun-pattern finish on the slate-coloured dial has enough space to reflect light in a myriad of different ways, particularly when the watch is tilted from side to side. The brown calfskin strap from Santoni perfectly complements this watch. Within no time at all, the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system in the IWC-manufactured 51111-calibre movement build up a power reserve of over 7 days. The power reserve display at “3 o’clock” provides a reliable indication of the time remaining until the movement comes to a stop. The watch has a date display at “6 o’clock” and a central seconds hand. The red gold case encloses a soft-iron inner case that protects the movement against magnetic fields. The silhouette of a Spitfire, the British interceptor that gave this Pilot’s Watch line its name, is engraved into the case back.
Big Pilot'S Watch Spitfire
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In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralized production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.
Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specializes in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titaniumaluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.
IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimize its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment ...