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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: IW501005
    Case No: 6’117’807
    Model Name: Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage
    Material: Bronze
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 52110, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Calfskin
    Clasp/Buckle: Bronze IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 46.2mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC warranty dated 13th February 2018, instruction manual, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Inspired by the brand’s heritage of WWII pilot’s timepiece IWC B-Uhr Calibre 52 T.S.C from the 1940s, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage ref. IW501005 takes on a modern spin of the oversized watch in 2017. Encased in a 46.2mm diameter bronze case that is prone to develop attractive patina overtime, the model resembles the appeal of vintage military timepieces. Designed as a true no-frills instrument made to aid navigation, the case is protected against magnetic fields with a soft-iron cage encircling the movement. Inside the Big Pilot beats the calibre 52110 with a hacking seconds function and offers a power reserve of 7 days without interruption. Fitted with a matte black dial and blued propeller-shaped hands, the luminescent material is charmed with a matching fauxtina that complements its antique appeal. Produced in a limited edition of 1,500 pieces, the present example is offered by its original owner and is accompanied with its full accessories.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1868

    With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining high precision with masculine design. Vintage wristwatches such as the oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer, Ingenieur and the B-UHR pilots watch are especially desirable for collectors.

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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. IW501005
A fine and attractive limited edition oversized bronze pilot's wristwatch with date, power reserve indication, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 1,500 pieces

Circa 2018
46.2mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$40,000 - 64,000 

Sold for HK$75,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021