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  •   tennisspieler_90 The Big Pilot’s Watch from 1940 has significantly influenced the appearance of the current classic pilot’s watches. Even now, over 70 years on, the latest model adds another chapter to the success story of this extraordinary watch. Its IWC-manufactured 51111-calibre movement – the largest automatic movement ever made by IWC – unites some of watchmaking’s greatest achievements. Within no time at all, the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system build up a power reserve of over 7 days, before the movement is mechanically brought to a halt by a complex train in the power reserve after exactly 168 hours. Stopping the movement before the tension in the spring is exhausted eliminates the danger of diminishing torque in the mainspring, ensuring the same level of accuracy the whole time the watch is running. The power reserve display at “3 o’clock” provides a reliable indication of the time remaining until the movement comes to a stop. The Big Pilot’s Watch has a date display at “6 o’clock” and the central seconds essential in any watch used for flying. The 46-millimetre case encloses a soft-iron inner cage that protects the movement against magnetic fields. The current stainless-steel version is rounded off with an alligator leather strap. The design of the folding clasp, which was introduced in 2012, is more striking and commensurate57min

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bfgreen Anyone want to trade their mid-size Maratac Pilot for my full size? Straight swap. #womw #wruw #watches #maratac #maratacpilot #wristporn #bigpilot #aviator #trades #watchwednesday #watchuseek 16h
  •   j_prit And I thought I had a watch fetish. I want to be @bfgreen when I grow up 13h
  •   sgstokes Beautiful! Will you be at CFW on Monday? 11h
  •   bfgreen @sgstokes as long as it's open, yes! 11h
  •   bfgreen @watchvaultnyc did you see my 1970 Speedmaster Pro in the background? 11h
  •   briantimmer I can't, clearly I'm not worthy. One looks like the webbem Traveler, but it looks silver and I thought you had a black one... 11h
  •   sgstokes My first day back post surgery. Would love to see the Prometheus. 11h
  •   watchvaultnyc @bfgreen either my eyes have gone bad or its out of focus! 11h
  •   bfgreen @sgstokes I'll try and bring in all three models for you to see. 10h

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horlogisto La semana pasada pusimos las manos en este precioso @iwcwatches Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Miami Boutique Edition . Limitado a 50 piezas. Conoce la historia completa en Horlogisto.com #IWC #IWCMiami #Horlogisto #BigPilot 19h

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slf41 Brothers. #iwc #bigpilot #markXII #fliegeruhr #watchoftheday #womw #wotd 36mm versus 46.2mm 2d

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davidbenjoseph Grand Cru 2d

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pilotswatch The pilots watch

44mm stainless steel case
No branding
Manual winding
40 hours power reserve
5 bar daily water proved
Transparent case back
#pilotswatch #pilot #bigpilot #topgun #bf109 #fw190 #b52 #military #militarywatch #iwc #aristo #archimede #laco #stowa #maratac #aviator #aviatorwatch #nato #natowatch #panerai #panerai1950 #panerailuminor #luminor #pam #pam111 #111
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