#IWCHeritage: The IWC Big Pilot 2002 and the Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Spitfire 2019

#IWCHeritage: The IWC Big Pilot 2002 and the Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Spitfire 2019


[Music] there are a few watches as recognizable as the big pilot from time only to high complication from steel to bronze it’s a tall watch with pedigree and charm in equal measure today David and I are taking on the big boys we’ve got the five zero zero two from 2002 and we’ve got the 2019 perpetual calendar and bronze tell me a little bit about why the big pilot became such an icon in the collector market I’ve able you see kept the elements of the region are big pilots watch here in this 2002 this kind of shape of the case it is really unique what was the reason for the larger crown the pilots when they were flying in cold cockpits they had to hit a winder watch up with caliphs and Saudis diamond-shaped crown was invented and we keep it up because it’s very stylish and it it’s true to the region big part at watch in the five zero zero two there’s an unusual slow beat movement is that correct that’s the caliber 5000 which first was introduced 2000 with IWC it’s the new generation of automatic movements it combines the size of the traditional IWC pocket watch movements with the famous peloton self-winding mechanism this guy is unusual you’ve got a perpetual calendar a green dial and a bronze case what did the inspiration for this come from bronze 2019 was a very important material when we launched a new generation of our Spitfire collection looking back we made a titanium case pilot with a perpetual calendar and a ceramic case perpetual calendar with a big pilot so I think this is a new way to combine material experience with our tradition making the perpetual calendar because the mechanism was of course always been updated but first time we introduced a perpetual calendar 1985 till today we have the double moon so you are flying so you maybe go to different hemispheres so for the southern and northern hemisphere you always have to correct moon face for perpetual calendar it’s useful to be able to make adjustments through the single crown this is pretty convenient IWC also was here one of the first movers in the 1980s it has some kind of a structure on the dial and legibility which is also very very important could you explain the link between this particular movement legend that is Klaus good Klaus was the father of the perpetual calendar and here we have his wishin his ideas of perpetual calendar inside one of the best features is that you can adjust the perpetual calendar by one in the crown the big pilot is unapologetic it’s evolved through a whole variety of different colorways and complications but one thing that has not changed is that it’s big its bold and it’s beautiful [Music]

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