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Big Pilot's Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition "IWC Racing"

IWC 2021

ref. IW590501
Men's

Motor racing has inspired this Big Pilot’s Watch, produced as a limited edition of fifteen. The generously sized 46mm case in matte black Ceratanium® — a material that is as light as titanium and as hard as ceramic — houses a constant-force tourbillon movement; one of the most sophisticated mechanisms ever from IWC. This constant-force system disengages the escapement from the direct flow of power from the gear train and transmits regular impulses of energy to the escape wheel. There is also a double moon-phase display for the northern and southern hemispheres, in addition to an indicator for the four-day power reserve, in the style of a tachometer. White numerals and yellow accents on the black dial recall a dashboard, while the ring-shaped structure of the outer dial ring resembles cold air intakes on a high-performance engine. Racing-inspired details extend down to the rubber strap, which features an inlay in Alcantara®, a synthetic microfibre used for the seats and steering wheel covers of performance cars.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Display
    Power-reserve indicator
  • Astronomical indications
    Moon phases
  • Regulating mechanism
    Tourbillon

Movement

  • Movement name
    IWC 94800
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of components
    341
  • N° of jewels
    41
  • Power reserve
    96 hours
  • Vibrations
    18000
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Ceratanium
  • Height/thickness
    13.50 mm
  • Diameter
    46.20 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    60 m

Dial

  • Colour
    Black

Strap

  • Material
    Rubber
  • Colour
    Black

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    15