IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB, Ref. 500432

The countdown to the start of EURO 2012 has already commenced, and IWC Schaffhausen has created a special edition Big Pilot’s Watch to mark its partnership with the German Football Association (DFB).

This new Big Pilot’s Watch (reference 500432) is the third edition of the “OFFICIAL WATCH OF THE GERMAN NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM” by IWC. The limited Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB will accompany Germany’s best footballers in their attempt to lift the EURO 2012 Cup, the 14th edition of the prestigious UEFA European Football Championship.

The team went into the 2008 European Championship in Austria and Switzerland equipped with the IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition DFB. This was followed by the Big Ingenieur Chronograph Edition DFB, which was selected for the World Cup in South Africa. And now, with the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB, IWC Schaffhausen launches yet another very masculine timepiece.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB, Ref. 500432

With the massive 46mm case, the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB combines effortless superiority with precision, robustness and reliability. The in-house IWC 51011 calibre integrates the highly efficient Pellaton winding system, 7-day power reserve, date display and Breguet spring.

The light-coloured, rhodium-plated dial comes with a sun-pattern finish, the small seconds at “9 o’clock” and the power reserve display at 3 o’clock.

The DFB edition’s dial reflect the German team’s national colours. The indices, for instance, are black while the small seconds hand and the indicator on the power reserve display are red. The yellow “1” inside the power reserve display is a reminder that the movement urgently needs winding.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB, Ref. 500432

The engraving on the case back depicts the DFB logo with the eagle and the words “OFFIZIELLE UHR DER DEUTSCHEN FUSSBALL-NATIONALMANNSCHAFT” (“official watch of the German national team”).

The watch is provided with a black stamped leather strap. The Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB is limited to 250 pieces. This special timepiece also supports a good cause: a portion of the proceeds will go to the Laureus Foundation Germany.

Reference number of the watch is IW500432, and the abbreviation DFB stands for Deutscher Fußball-Bund (The German Football Association).

Technical details

Model: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB, Ref. IW500432

Movement
Calibre 51011
Mechanical self-winding movement
Pellaton automatic winding
7-day power reserve
Date Display
Small hacking seconds
Breguet spring
Frequency: 21,600 A/ h / 3 Hz
Jewels: 42
Power reserve: 168 h

Case
Stainless-steel case
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 16 mm
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Case-back: stainless steel, special back engraving
Water-resistant: 6 bar

Dial
Rhodium-plated dial, sun-pattern finish

Strap
Black stamped leather strap, folding clasp in stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 250 watches