With the Big Pilot’s Watch IWC Racing Works (Ref. IW501019) in titanium, IWC Schaffhausen pays tribute to its long-standing connection to motorsport. This timepiece comes with a blue dial and a matching blue calf leather strap.
After entering a partnership with Mercedes-AMG in 2004, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer also became the official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in 2013. IWC even established its own classic racing team, IWC Racing, in 2018.
The Big Pilot’s Watch IWC Racing Works features a case, crown and case back made of grade 5 titanium. The titanium case back is engraved with the IWC Racing Works logo.
A blue dial with muted white numerals complements the distinctively technical look of the 46.2-millimetre titanium case. The date display sits at “6 o’clock” and the power-reserve indication can be found at “3 o’clock”. Luminescent indices and hands ensure optimum legibility.
The Big Pilot’s Watch IWC Racing Works is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52110 calibre. The bi-directional Pellaton winding system builds up a power reserve of seven days in two barrels.
Components that are subject to particularly high stresses are manufactured from virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic. A soft-iron inner case effectively shields the movement from the effects of magnetic fields.
The Big Pilot’s Watch IWC Racing Works is a limited edition of 500 pieces. It will first be available exclusively in the flagship stores in Zurich, Dubai, and Shanghai. Later, it will be available in selected IWC boutiques and online at IWC.com.
The timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.