IWC Schaffhausen Pays Tribute To Motorsport With Big Pilot’s Racing Works
The Big Pilot’s Watch IWC Racing Works is a timely tribute to motorsports
To honour its passion for motorsport, IWC Schaffhausen has launched a racing-inspired edition of the iconic Big Pilot’s Watch. The Big Pilot’s Watch IWC Racing Works features a lightweight grade 5 titanium case, a blue dial, and a matching blue calf leather strap.
Exclusivity Is Key
At the heart of the timepiece is the IWC-manufactured 52110 calibre with a 7-day power reserve. Limited to only 500 pieces, the model will be available exclusively at IWC’s flagship boutiques in Zurich, Dubai, and Shanghai.
IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr, said, “Racing and engineering are such an integral part of IWC’s DNA. We are therefore excited to bring IWC Racing to life with a racing-inspired version of the Big Pilot’s Watch – one of our most iconic models. This limited edition captivates with its titanium case and the bold, sporty design with a blue dial in a subdued look.”
A Signature IWC Material
Moreover, the Big Pilot’s Watch IWC Racing Works features a case, crown and case back made of grade 5 titanium. IWC pioneered titanium in the watch industry in the 1980s when the company introduced the first wristwatch with a titanium case and bracelet.
Over the years, IWC has continuously expanded the use of this light and robust metal. Grade 5 titanium is about 45 percent lighter than steel and remarkably rigid. This gives the timepiece an extra layer of toughness that will serve users well in their day-to-day life.
Motorsports And Racing In The Flagship Boutiques
On top of that, IWC’s passion for motorsport can be experienced in the boutiques in Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and China. As the global home of IWC’s racing team, the Zurich boutique commemorates the early years of motorsport.
The visual centrepiece is the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” with which the IWC Racing team has repeatedly lined up on the grid of selected classic car races. The IWC boutique at the Dubai Mall is themed around the brand’s long-standing partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula OneTM Team.
More details and information can be found on the Official IWC Website.