The Basics

The Big Pilot IW5002-02 is part of the first generation of Big Pilot’s watches. It features a platinum case, a blue dial and a matching blue alligator strap.

Brand: IWC
Family: Big Pilot
Reference: IW5002-02 (aka: 5002-02, IW500202)
Name: Big Pilot Platinum / Blue
Produced: 2002 – 2005
Limited: Yes, 500 units

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5002-02 from Big Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Big Pilot IW5002-02

The Details

IWC’s Big Pilot Platinum / Blue (IW5002-02 (aka: 5002-02, IW500202)) was originally released in 2002 – 2005. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 18000 bph (2.5 Hz) to provide a 168-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The platinum case measures 46.2mm in diameter and roughly 15.8mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a blue color dial with losange-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Big Pilot model IW5002-02 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Platinum
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Solid
Shape: Round
Diameter: 46.2mm
Height: 15.8mm
Lug Width: 22mm
W/R: 60

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Big Pilot IW5002-02 movement is a powered by caliber 5011 made by IWC. The 44-jewel automatic movement is 38.2mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 18000 semi-oscillations per hour or 2.5 Hz. This movement offers a 168-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: IWC
Caliber: 5011
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: 38.2mm
Jewels: 44
Reserve: 168 hours
Frequency: 18000 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Chronograph:
Additionals: Power Reserve Indicator

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Big Pilot IW5002-02 cost? This watch was introduced in 2002 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 500 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: 35500

For more information, visit IWC online.

Specifications:

  • Brand: IWC
  • Model: Big Pilot Platinum / Blue
  • Reference Number: IW5002-02 (aka: 5002-02, IW500202)
  • Limited: Yes, 500 units

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Platinum
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 46.2
  • Thickness: 15.8
  • Lug Width: 22
  • Dial Color: Blue
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Losange-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 60 meters

Movement:

  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: IWC
  • Caliber: 5011
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 38.2mm
  • Jewels: 44
  • Power Reserve: 168 hours
  • Frequency: 18000 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

About IWC

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IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and was founded in 1868. Its signature lines are the Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser, while other famous collections are the Aquatimer, Portofino and the Da Vinci. Many of IWC’s designs display a industrial type of beauty not often found in Swiss watchmaking. The same goes for its movements; while of very high standards, they are finished with an … engineers touch rather than that of an artist. One could very well say that IWC’s approach to watchmaking is more German in nature compared to many of its competitors; the ‘form follows function’ adagio is one held in high esteem in Schaffhausen. Notable watches and innovations created by IWC in the past include the digital ‘Pallweber’ pocket watch, the late 1930’s Portugieser, the 1985 Da Vinci with Kurt Klaus perpetual module, the split-seconds mechanism as designed by Richard Habring and the ceramic Da Vinci and Flieger 3705 – introduced many years before the material became fashionable. IWC also pioneered the use of titanium in wristwatches. In recent years, IWC has had a strong focus on in-house movements with prices rising accordingly. IWC is part of the Richemont group.

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