The Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN (Ref. IW502001) now features a case diameter that has shrunk to 46 millimetres. For the dial, IWC’s designers decided to do away with the small, signal red aircraft silhouette in favour of a clean, uncluttered watch face. The triangular index above the logo is an additional design element that draws the viewer’s attention. The Top Gun logo on the reverse side is engraved into the case back and is considerably more discreet than the old, coloured imprint. For the TOP GUN watches, the black soft straps have been exchanged in favour of sporty straps made of embossed black calfskin.
|Reference:||IW5020-01 (aka: 5020-01, IW502001)|
|Name:||Big Pilot Top Gun|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5020-01 from Big Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Big Pilot Top Gun (IW5020-01 (aka: 5020-01, IW502001)) was originally released in 2016. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph (3 Hz) to provide a 168-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The titanium, ceramic case measures 46mm in diameter and roughly 15mm thick. The round case is paired with a black color dial with -shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Big Pilot model IW5020-01 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Big Pilot IW5020-01 movement is a powered by caliber 51111 made by IWC. The 42-jewel automatic movement is 38.2mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 168-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator|
How much does the IWC’s Big Pilot IW5020-01 cost? This watch was introduced in 2016 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: 14800
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Big Pilot Top Gun
- Reference Number: IW5020-01 (aka: 5020-01, IW502001)
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Titanium, Ceramic
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 46
- Thickness: 15
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and -shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 60 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 51111
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 38.2mm
- Jewels: 42
- Power Reserve: 168 hours
- Frequency: 21600 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
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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