2012/01/16 - IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun

High technology meets Haute Horlogerie: the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN comes with a wealth of features that will send the adrenaline levels of watch lovers soaring. They include the IWC-manufactured 51614-calibre movement with high-performance Pellaton winding system that builds up a 7-day power reserve.

This efficient movement drives multiple watchmaking complications. Apart from displays for the date, day and month, the perpetual calendar has a four-digit year display that takes into account all the leap years in the Gregorian calendar until the year 2100. All these displays can be easily adjusted with the crown and advance automatically. The moon phase display represents the position of the moon in the northern and southern hemispheres. The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN combines the classic instrument look with the sport-inspired design of the TOP GUN line. The ceramic case and titanium crown are further indications of IWC Schaffhausen’s innovative technology and a reminder that it discovered these materials for use in its products.

This timepiece is one of the most complex pilot’s watches ever built.



Technical specifications (Ref. IW502902)

Case Material : ceramic/titanium
Bracelet/Strap : black soft strap
Dial Colour : black
Jewels : 62

Mechanical movement - Pellaton automatic winding - 7-day power reserve when fully wound - Power reserve display - Perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day and month - Perpetual moon phase display - Double moon phases for the northern and southern hemispheres - Four-digit year display - Small hacking seconds - Glucydur® beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms - Breguet spring - Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion - Screw-in crown - Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides - Secured against displacement by drop in air pressure - Water-resistant 6 bar - Case height 16 mm - Diameter 48 mm