Time flies with the new IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage range

Ahead of the SIHH in Geneva later this month, IWC has teased its presence by revealing two limited-edition retro timepieces – the Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 and 48…

Clear inspiration

The two oversized watches draw direct inspiration from the original Big Pilot’s navigator watches of the 1940s. With a 55mm case, the Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 is actually the largest timepiece that IWC has ever made, though with its titanium construction and 13.5mm slimness, it’s more wearable than you might think. While just 100 of the bigger piece will be made (priced at 14,800 US dollars), IWC will produce 1,000 of the smaller 48mm piece (13,400 dollars). As expected with aviation watches, both boast exceptional antimagnetic properties. 

Photo: IWC Schaffhausen

You can find a selection of vintage IWC timepieces listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.