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Big Pilot's Watch Shock Absorber XPL

IWC 2021

ref. IW357201
Men's

No impact can disturb the functioning of the movement inside the Big Pilot’s Watch Shock Absorber XPL. Its Secret: the patented SPRIN-g PROTECT system whose central element — a cantilever spring in amorphous Bulk Metallic Glass — cushions the movement in the event of an impact, allowing it to keep moving independently of the case then bringing it gently to a stop. Eight years in development, the system is capable of protecting the movement from accelerations of up to 30,000g. Its performance is guaranteed by the lightweight movement construction, including certain components made from a high-tech aluminium alloy, as this reduces the mass the shock absorber has to protect. The movement is housed inside a 44mm case in Ceratanium®, an exclusive alloy that is as light and robust as titanium, as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. This Big Pilot’s Watch Shock Absorber XPL will be made to order, with a maximum production of ten watches a year.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Movement

  • Movement name
    IWC 32115
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of components
    164
  • N° of jewels
    21
  • Power reserve
    120 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Ceratanium
  • Height/thickness
    12.09 mm
  • Diameter
    44.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    100 m

Dial

  • Colour
    Black

Strap

  • Material
    Rubber
  • Colour
    Black

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    10 per year