With the arrival of the 2016 Geneva International High-level Watch Salon as scheduled, the synchronous report of our Watch House also insists on the first-round comprehensive report. On January 18, IWC was one of the first watch brands we reported. At SIHH this year, the IWC Pilot’s Watch series is the main series that is not to be missed. There are orthodox large-scale pilot heritage watches, stylish Mark XVIII pilot watches, elegant pilot automatic watches 36, and • St. Elisabeth Special Edition and ‘Little Prince’ Special Edition Wrist. Among them, the large pilot heritage watch 55 must be indispensable. Let’s take a closer look at this topic watch with a diameter of 55 mm with the report from the front of the watch house.
Watch model: IW510401
The Large Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 has a diameter of 55 mm and an amazing size, just like the large pilot’s watch of 1940.
The new product is made of titanium. This ultra-light material follows the modern pace and weighs less than 150 grams. It is as light and comfortable to wear on the wrist as the original 183 grams made of stainless steel.
The large dial better meets the pilot’s requirements for clear digital identification and easy-to-read reading methods. The dial design is guided by the instrument layout in the historic cockpit, and technical values can be read quickly and reliably even in poor light conditions. The dial is matte black, and the watchmaker has coated a thick, harmless material beige radium for the large Arabic numerals and the minute display line scale.
The larger movement ensures the travel time accuracy required for precision navigation and military watches. IWC 98300 manual winding movement, equipped with an extended fine adjustment needle, can easily and accurately adjust the length of the balance spring, and has a shock absorption system to ensure 46 hours of accurate travel.
The brown calfskin strap inspired by the leather strap of the historical model of the large pilot watch is designed to easily wear timepieces even in heavy flight suits. The strap is divided into two parts and stitched together at the ends. This unique design prevents the watch from accidentally falling off.