Introduced in 2016, the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery features IWC’s 7-day ‘Single Moon’ perpetual calendar movement in its iconic Big Pilot case.
|Reference:||IW5038-01 (aka: 5038-01, IW503801)|
|Name:||Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery|
|Limited:||Yes, 750 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5038-01 from Big Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery (IW5038-01 (aka: 5038-01, IW503801)) 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 46mm in diameter and roughly 16mm thick. The round case is paired with a brown color dial with -shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Big Pilot model IW5038-01 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Big Pilot IW5038-01 movement is a powered by caliber 52610 made by IWC. The 54-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 IW5038-01 cost? This watch was introduced in 2016 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 750 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: 29000
For more information, visit IWC online.
- Brand: IWC
- Model: Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery
- Reference Number: IW5038-01 (aka: 5038-01, IW503801)
- Limited: Yes, 750 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 46
- Thickness: 16
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Brown
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and -shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 60 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 52610
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 38.2mm
- Jewels: 54
- 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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