The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition Spitfire reference IW5027-02 was introduced in 2016, pairing IWC’s new(-er) annual calendar caliber with the over-sized Big Pilot case. After the Le Petit Prince, it was the second Big Pilot to feature this movement.
|Reference:||IW5027-02 (aka: IW502702)|
|Name:||Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Spitfire|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5027-02 from Big Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Spitfire (IW5027-02 (aka: IW502702)) was originally released in 2016. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 168-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel case measures 46.2mm in diameter and roughly 15.8mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a grey color dial with sword-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Big Pilot model IW5027-02 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Big Pilot IW5027-02 movement is a powered by caliber 52850 made by IWC. The 36-jewel automatic movement is 38.2mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 168-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator|
How much does the IWC’s Big Pilot IW5027-02 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: 20000
For more information, visit IWC online.
- Brand: IWC
- Model: Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Spitfire
- Reference Number: IW5027-02 (aka: IW502702)
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 46.2
- Thickness: 15.8
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Grey
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Sword-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 60 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 52850
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 38.2mm
- Jewels: 36
- Power Reserve: 168 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small 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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