IWC Schaffhausen “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition

IWC Schaffhausen presents the “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition. The special design, limited to 100 watches, combines a black ceramic case and a Bordeaux-red dial with a crown and a case-back ring made of 18-carat 5N gold. The British racing driver created the distinctive timepiece together with IWC’s designers.

As a six-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton sets the ultimate standard – and not just as part of motorsport’s elite. He also doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to fashion and lifestyle either. Luxurious street-wear, trendy suits and unusual accessories – with his daring and expressive sense of style, Hamilton uses fashion as a way to communicate his distinct point of view on global culture.

The “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition (ref. IW503002) is limited to 100 watches and features a case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic and a Bordeaux-red dial.

IWC Schaffhausen “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition, Ceramic case, 18-carat 5N gold case back, Bordeaux-red dial, Bordeaux-red textile strap

The gold-plated hands and the case back, rotor and characteristic “cone crown” made of 18-carat 5N gold provide luxury accents. The watch, with a generous diameter of 46.5 millimetres, has a Bordeaux-red textile strap to be worn around the wrist.

The IWC 52615 manufacture calibre ensures that the watch rate is accurate. Its Pellaton winding system, fitted with components made from zirconium oxide ceramic, builds up a power reserve of seven days in two barrels. The perpetual calendar, made of only about 80 components, displays the date, day, month and year to four figures, as well as showing the lunar phase.

IWC Schaffhausen “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition, Ceramic case, 18-carat 5N gold case back, Bordeaux-red dial, Bordeaux-red textile strap

The mechanical programme autonomously recognizes that different months are different lengths, and adds a leap day every four years at the end of February. The double moon phase display simultaneously shows the lunar phase in the northern and southern hemispheres and will only deviate from the moon’s actual orbit by a single day after 577.5 years. All displays are perfectly synchronised and can be easily adjusted via the crown if the watch is not worn for a prolonged period.

Lewis will be donating all his royalties from the sale of this watch to his new charitable partnership with Comic Relief, helping young disadvantage people in the UK and abroad.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen “Lewis Hamilton” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition, Ref. IW5030 02

Edition
Limited to 100 watches

Movement
IWC manufacture calibre 52615
Mechanical movement with Pellaton automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 A/h/4 Hz
Jewels: 54
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)

Display
Power reserve display
Perpetual calendar displaying the date, day, month and year to four figures and perpetual lunar phase for both northern and southern hemispheres
Small hacking seconds

Case
Ceramic case, 18-carat 5N gold case back
Diameter: 46.5 mm
Height: 15.9 mm
Screw-in crown
Crystal: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Water-resistant 6 bar

Dial
Bordeaux-red dial
Gold-plated hands

Strap
Bordeaux-red textile strap