IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watches for Father and Son – Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. IW500413 & Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI Ref. IW325512

With its pilot’s watches for father and son, IWC is making a veritable partnership based offer for father-and-son relationships: the Big Pilot’s Watch in platinum for the father, and its somewhat smaller counterpart in stainless steel for the son.

Both have the same rhodium-plated, light coloured dial of the pilot’s watches, the same user-friendly onion-shaped crown of the early pilot’s watches from IWC, and the same brown crocodile leather strap and characteristic steel rivets. Wear it and stand out from the crowd. Individually and even more so together. The only difference between the two watches is their size – like father and son.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watches for Father and Son - Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. IW500413 & Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI Ref. IW325512

This ideal combination, which was designed specifically for this purpose – and for this purpose alone – is available not only as pilot’s watches for father and son, but also as pilot’s watches for father and sons in the context of a large family to ensure that fairness prevails and domestic harmony is maintained.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. IW500413
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. IW500413

For those with a technical interest, ensconced behind the model for the father in its 46.23/15.8 mm platinum case is the Ref. 5004, the Big Pilot’s Watch with the 51111 calibre, the renowned long-running mechanical movement with an automatic Pellaton winding system, date and seven-day power reserve that is indicated on the dial. The antireflective sapphire glass is specially secured against displacement by a sudden drop in air pressure. And the watch is water-resistant to 6 bar.

The smaller edition for the son largely corresponds in technical terms to the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI with its 39mm/11.5 mm stainless steel case and the 30110 calibre automatic movement.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI, Ref. IW325512
IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI, Ref. IW325512

It also has a screw-in onion-shaped crown, an antireflective sapphire glass secured against displacement by a sudden drop in air pressure, a central seconds hand and a date display. This watch also sits comfortably on the wrist on a brown crocodile leather strap and is protected against loss by a pin buckle. It, too, is water resistant to 6 bar.

A small but noteworthy detail eliminates undesirable mix-ups, particularly in the case of a crew with several sons: the inner circle on the back of the watch is reserved for an engraved name, which leaves not doubt as to who is ready for take-off.

Technical details

Model: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. IW500413

Features
Mechanical movement, seven-day power reserve, automatic Pellaton winding system, date display, power reserve display, central seconds hand with stop function, Glucydur balance with high-precision adjustment cam on the balance bars, Breguet balance spring.

Movement
Calibre 51111
Vibrations: 21,600/ h / 3 Hz
Jewels: 42
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Winding: automatic

Case
Material: platinum
Glass: sapphire, convex, anti-reflective, secured against a drop in pressure
Crown: screw-in
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46.2mm
Height: 15.8mm

Model: IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI, Ref. IW325512

Features
Mechanical movement, automatic winding, date display, central seconds hand with stop function.

Movement
Calibre 30110
Vibrations : 28,800/ h / 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: automatic

Case
Material: stainless steel
Glass: sapphire, convex, anti-reflective, secured against a drop in pressure
Crown: screw-in
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 11.5mm

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