IWC goes big with Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48 and 55


In the world of watches, Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer IWC is certainly one of the forerunners. Since the last 75 years, the company has been dishing out the Big Pilot’s Watch (52-calibre T.S.C.), which was the largest wristwatch manufactured by IWC. The company has recently unveiled the successor of the Big Pilot’s Watch, called the Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55. This watch comes with a humongous 55 millimeter case that makes sure it stays eye-catching and grabs second looks. Though the watch is big, it weighs in at just 150 grams, thanks to modern-day lightweight materials. The Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 uses IWC’s 98300 movement with a 2.5Hz (18,000 bph) frequency and a power reserve of 46 hours.

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Those looking for a slightly smaller watch can settle for the IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 48 which sports 48 millimeter case. This one uses IWC’s caliber 59215 movement which is approximately 13.5mm thicker than the 98300 movement used in the Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55. Both the watches are water resistant to 60 meters and use a soft Faraday cage on the inner part of the case to increase magnetic resistance. The Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 is priced at $14,800 and will be limited to 100 pieces worldwide while the Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48 is priced at $13,400 and will be limited to 1,000 pieces.
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