In a first for the company, IWC Schaffhausen has presented a new version of its coveted Big Pilot’s Watch to be worn on the right wrist. This special edition of the classic IWC model will be known as the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander”.
Inspired by the Big Pilot’s Watch Calibre 52 TSC from the 1940s, it has a generously proportioned case diameter of 46.2 millimetres, as well as the same eye-catching design seen throughout the family, which imitates easy-to-read cockpit instruments. The new twist for this revised edition is the positioning of the iconic, conical-shaped crown, which is located on the left-hand side of the case.
The “Right-hander” is much more practical to operate for those who wear their watch on the right wrist. Given that almost 40 percent of pilots are thought to be left-handed, and therefore wear their watches on the right, it is perhaps a fitting development for this IWC line, which has such a rich history in the field of aviation.
Driven by an IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre, the “Right-hander” (Ref. IW501012) has a stainless-steel case with a soft-iron inner case, which protects the movement against the effects of magnetic fields. The automatic Pellaton winding is fitted with ceramic components and builds up a seven-day power reserve in the twin barrels. The strap is crafted in black calfskin leather.
The slate-coloured dial features a power-reserve display situated at “9 o’clock”, a small seconds hand at “3 o’clock”, and a date display at “6 o’clock”. The luminescent indices and hands guarantee optimum legibility, even at night or in poor visibility conditions.
An exciting addition to IWC’s portfolio, the new watch – released as an edition of 250 pieces – will be available at IWC Boutiques and authorised retailers from August 2019 with 3 months exclusivity in Australia and France.
Model: Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-Hander”, Ref. IW501012
Power reserve display
Small hacking seconds
IWC manufacture calibre 52010
Pellaton automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Stainless steel case
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Water-resistance: 6 bar
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 15.6 mm
Slate-coloured dial with luminescence, black hands
Black calfskin strap
Limited to 250 watches