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IWC Big Pilot Steel United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Boutique Edition
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IWC Big Pilot 46.2mm United States of America, California, San Francisco
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IWC Big Pilot Heritage Titanium
$10,070
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot SS Father Edition
$9,950
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
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$8,750
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC 2019 IWC Big Pilot Le Petit Prince Blue 46mm 7-Day Watch...
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 43mm United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Big Pilot 43mm Steel IW329301
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, San Dimas
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IWC Big Pilot - Las Vegas - Limited Edition
$16,750
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Austin
IWC : Big Pilot 7-Day : IW500901 : Stainless steel
$8,835
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, FRISCO
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IWC Big Pilot
$8,650
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Big Pilot
$38,900
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot Annual Calendar Spitfire SS / Grey Dial
$16,900
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Newport Beach
IWC Big Pilot IW5009-12
$11,500
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IWC Big Pilot Titanium 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC MINT IWC Big Pilot Heritage IW501004 Black Titanium...
$8,994
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 43mm Blue United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Big Pilot 43mm Steel IW329304
$9,524
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Spitfire IW5027-02
$15,950
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IWC Big Pilot White gold 46mm Brown United States of America, Ohio, Mason
IWC Big Pilot Saint Exupery 18k White Gold Brown LIMITED...
$13,999
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Grey United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
IWC Big Pilot Rose Gold 5009 RARE 99% LNIB MINTY Heavy Solid...
$18,999
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IWC Big Pilot Bronze 46.2mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Orlando
IWC Big Pilot Heritage Bronze
$9,575
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IWC Big Pilot Bronze 46.2mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Miami Beach
IWC Big Pilot Heritage Bronze
$10,495
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Bronze Limited 250 IW503601...
$29,900
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Newport Beach
IWC Big Pilot Father Watch IW500906
$13,925
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Brown United States of America, California, Huntington Beach
IWC Big Pilot Annual Calendar “antoine De Saint ExupÉry”...
$26,317
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Le Petit Prince Big Pilot Automatic 7 Days 46mm Steel...
$11,800
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IWC Big Pilot White gold 46.2mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Big Pilot IW5004-02
$14,950
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Blue United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
IWC Big Pilots Watch Le Petit Prince Stainless Steel Blue 46mm...
$9,500
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IWC Big Pilot White gold 46mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Big Pilot White Gold
$15,500
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IWC Big Pilot Bronze Green United States of America, Florida, Orlando
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Spitfire
$32,575
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
IWC Pilot Le Petit Prince Big Pilots Blue Dial Steel Mens...
$10,490
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IWC Big Pilot 46.2mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot Big Date Spitfire Edition "Mission Accomplished"...
$16,900
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781
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Newport Beach
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual IW502618 Pre-Owned
$29,750
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 43mm United States of America, New York, Brooklyn
IWC Big Pilot 43
$8,500
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IWC Big Pilot Bronze Green United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Big Pilot Big Date Spitfire Limited Edition Mission...
$15,500
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Edition "Le Petit Prince" IW5009-16
$10,950
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Brown United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar St. Exupery Brown Steel 46mm...
$25,750
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Black United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Classic Big Pilot Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch IW500401
$8,995
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Orlando
IWC Big Pilot Antoine De Saint
$19,575
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IWC Big Pilot Titanium 48mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
IWC Big Pilot Heritage Black Dial Titanium Mens Watch IW510301...
$12,920
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Big Pilot
$11,000
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Newport Beach
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual IW502635 Pre-Owned
$39,800
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Hawaii, Honolulu
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IWC Big Pilot Steel Blue United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar 46mm Stainless Steel Automati...
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Black United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Big Pilot's Watches IW5009-12
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Blue United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
IWC BIG PILOT LE PETITE PRINCE ANNUAL CALENDAR 46MM ROSE GOLD...
$28,250
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Big Pilot Stainless Steel Brown Leather Automatic Black...
$7,490
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Blue United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Pilot Collection Big Pilot "LE PETIT PRINCE" Steel 46mm...
$11,610
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
IWC Big Pilots 46mm Black Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch...
$8,470
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IWC Big Pilot Ceramic 46.5mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar "Rodeo Drive" Edition Black...
$25,500
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IWC Big Pilot Steel Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
IWC Pre-Owned IWC Big Pilot "Le Petit Prince" blue dial watch...
$8,929
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, USA
IWC Transitional Big Pilot Stainless Steel Original 500201 5002
$13,333
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IWC Big Pilot Ceramic 46.5mm United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Big Pilot Rodeo Drive Perpetual Calendar Ceramic 46mm 503001
$27,500
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IWC Big Pilot Titanium 48mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Big Pilot Heritage Watch IW5103-01
$11,945
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IWC Big Pilot Ceramic 46mm Blue United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Rodeo Drive 46mm Blue Dial...
$28,750
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Surfside
IWC Big Pilot iw501001 Stainless Steel 46mm watch IW501001
$8,950
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Pilot Collection Big Pilot 7 Day Power Reserve Stainless...
$11,610
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Irvine
IWC Big Pilot Spitfire 18k Rose Gold
$20,495
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IWC Big Pilot Bronze 46.2mm United States of America, Texas
IWC Big Pilot Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Bronze Green Dial...
$33,900
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 46.2mm...
$10,900
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, North Hollywood
IWC Big Pilot
$20,867
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IWC Big Pilot Platinum 46mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida
IWC Big Pilot Platinum Limited Edition IW5002-03
$30,000
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IWC Big Pilot's Watch: A Giant of the Skies

The Big Pilot's Watch collection is a classic from IWC Schaffhausen. These impressive timepieces feature precise in-house calibers, fine materials, and first-class finishes. Their imposing sizes make them true eye-catchers.


Oversized Pilot's Watches: 46 to 55 mm

The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen is most famous for their Pilot’s Watches collection. The Big Pilot's Watch series sets itself apart as the direct descendant of the "Große Fliegeruhr" (big pilot's watch) from 1940. At that time, IWC, Stowa, Laco, A. Lange & Söhne, and Wempe were the only five manufacturers producing watches for the German Air Force.

The original was 55 mm in diameter. While the 46-mm size of the current Big Pilot's Watch series is much smaller, it still more than lives up to its name. Its large, conical crown also dates back to the first edition and is easy to operate wearing gloves.

Big Pilot's Watches have cases made of stainless steel, gold, titanium, bronze, or ceramic. What's more, IWC outfits these timepieces exclusively with in-house calibers. Some models even boast complications like a perpetual calendar, moon phase display, annual calendar, power reserve indicator, or tourbillon.

Then as now, the Big Pilot's greatest strength is its superior readability. This is a result of IWC choosing the "Baumuster A" (type A) for its design. Luminous sword hands, indices, and sans-serif Arabic numerals all contrast beautifully against the dark dial. Another defining feature is the pilot's triangle at 12 o'clock, which makes it easy to tell up from down at a glance.

5 Reasons to Buy an IWC Big Pilot’s Watch

  • Successor to the historic Große Fliegeruhr
  • Manual or automatic in-house calibers
  • Stainless steel, gold, titanium, bronze, ceramic, or platinum cases
  • Limited editions with a tourbillon or perpetual calendar
  • Large cases from 46 to 55 mm

Prices at a Glance: IWC Big Pilot's Watch

Model, reference number Price (approx.) Material, function(s)
Big Pilot’s Constant-Force Tourbillon "Le Petit Prince," IW590303 280,000 USD Rose gold, tourbillon, moon phase, power reserve indicator
Big Pilot’s Spitfire Perpetual Calendar, IW503601 34,500 USD Bronze, perpetual calendar, moon phase, power reserve indicator
Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Rodeo Drive, IW503001 30,500 USD Ceramic, perpetual calendar, moon phase, power reserve indicator
Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, IW502706 26,500 USD Rose gold, annual calendar, power reserve indicator, small seconds
Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Spitfire Edition "Mission Accomplished," IW510506 17,500 USD Bronze, oversized date, small seconds
Big Pilot’s Watch, IW501005 13,500 USD Bronze, date, power reserve indicator
Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar, IW501902 12,000 USD Ceramic, date, power reserve indicator
Big Pilot’s Watch, IW500401 9,600 USD Stainless steel, date, power reserve indicator

How much does a Big Pilot's Watch cost?

Prices for the most affordable IWG Big Pilot's Watch models begin around 12,000 USD. Watches in this price range include the stainless steel Big Pilot’s Watch Classic, the titanium Heritage edition, and the Top Gun Miramar in black ceramic.

Be sure to have an additional 4,900 USD on hand for a Spitfire edition with an annual calendar or the "Mission Accomplished" with an oversized date and bronze case. Timepieces with more intricate complications, such as the Spitfire Perpetual Calendar and Top Gun Rodeo Drive, demand between 30,000 and 34,500 USD.

Limited editions like the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon "Le Petit Prince" occupy the top end of the price range and easily sell for upwards of 240,000 USD.


The Standard: Big Pilot’s Watch Classic

Introduced in 2002, the Big Pilot's Watch Classic bears the strongest resemblance to the original model from the 1940s. Its 46.2-mm case is made of stainless steel, and its matte black dial follows the design specifications of Baumuster A (type A). This design first appeared in the early 1940s, when the former German Imperial Ministry of Aviation set standards for German pilot's watches. However, unlike their historical predecessors, current models feature a date display at 6 and a power reserve indicator at 3 o'clock that lets you know how much of the Big Pilot's Classic's seven-day power reserve remains. The in-house caliber 52110 powers these modern timepieces. Previous editions used the calibers 5011 and 51111, both of which also have seven-day power reserves.

Plan to spend between 9,600 and 12,500 USD for a new Big Pilot's Classic, depending on the movement.

Heritage Models in Titanium or Bronze

The Heritage models are a nice alternative to the Classic series. They are the same size as the Classic and have the same technology and dial design but are made of titanium or bronze. The bronze Big Pilot's Watch Heritage debuted in 2019. Prices for the titanium editions sit around 13,000 USD. Only 1,500 copies exist of the bronze version, which sells for roughly 13,500 USD.

IWC used to offer the Heritage as a 48-mm model and a historically accurate 55-mm timepiece. Both are made of titanium and are easily recognizable by a small seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Each houses a manual caliber: The 59215 with an eight-day power reserve powers the Heritage 48, while the 98300 with a 46-hour power reserve ticks away inside the Heritage 55. These giants change hands for around 13,500 USD in good condition.


Big Pilot’s Spitfire: The Elegant Model

The IWC Spitfire series combines the classic looks of a pilot's watch with the elegance of a dress watch. It also contains some Big Pilot's models, such as the Big Date Spitfire, Annual Calendar Spitfire, and Perpetual Calendar Spitfire.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Spitfire also goes by the name "Mission Accomplished" edition. Its bronze case is 46.2 mm in diameter and holds the in-house caliber 59235. This manual movement boasts an impressive 192-hour power reserve and features central hour and minute hands. There's also a small seconds at 6 and an oversized date at 12 o'clock. Like all bronze Spitfire models, this watch comes with a dark green dial. IWC only crafted 500 copies of this timepiece, which sells for as little as 17,500 USD on Chrono24.

In addition to the power reserve indicator at 3 o'clock, the Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Spitfire features a small seconds dial at 9 and an annual calendar. The calendar is composed of a date display flanked by windows for the week and month at 12 o'clock. It can even account for whether a month is 30 or 31 days in length and only has to be manually corrected at the end of February each year. The in-house caliber 52850 provides this watch with all this functionality. The slate-gray sunburst dial and white numerals and indices pair beautifully with the satin-brushed stainless steel case. A polished bezel rounds off this refined timepiece. You can purchase this watch starting at around 17,000 USD in mint condition.

IWC introduced a new member to the Spitfire family at SIHH 2019: the Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Spitfire. As its name suggests, this watch comes with a perpetual calendar. This sophisticated mechanism automatically adjusts to the correct month length and even recognizes whether or not it's a leap year. It won't need manual correction until the year 2100. What's more, this timepiece has a special moon phase display at 12 o'clock that can depict the correct moon phase in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. A sapphire crystal case back offers a stunning view of the in-house caliber 52615 at work.

Beyond being a technological marvel, this timepiece is also a feast for the eyes. Its dark olive green dial and bronze case are in perfect harmony. The hands and moon phase are also bronze, lending this watch a particularly refined feel. This treasure sells for roughly 34,500 USD.

The Big Pilot's Watch Spitfire was part of IWC's catalog until 2019. This timepiece sets itself apart from its sister models in the Classic series with its 18-karat rose gold case and slate-gray (known at IWC as "Ardoise") sunburst dial. You can purchase this watch for around 27,000 USD.


Special Editions for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

IWC regularly creates special models in honor of French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his famous story "The Little Prince." Colorful dials help these watches stand out: "Le Petit Prince" models have shimmering blue sunburst dials, while the tobacco brown sunburst dial of the "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry" takes its inspiration from the author's flight suit. Most of these watches have strictly limited production runs. You'll find timepieces in stainless steel, platinum, rose gold, or white gold.

Edition "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry"

IWC's designers decided on a 18-karat rose gold case for the Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. From a technological perspective, this timepiece is identical to the Annual Calendar Spitfire and uses the same caliber. However, the numerals on its dial are much bolder. It's also worth flipping the watch over to see the in-house caliber 52850 with a rotor in the form of a P-38 Lightning. Saint-Exupéry undertook his final reconnaissance mission in this aircraft in 1944. Limited to a run of 250 pieces, this timepiece will set you back about 26,500 USD.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Antoine de Saint-Exupéry falls in a similar price range. Thanks to the in-house caliber 52610, this timepiece boasts both a perpetual calendar and a moon phase display. You can call this stainless steel watch your own for around 26,000 USD.

The Edition "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry" series is also home to several three-hand models. These watches are technologically identical to the Big Pilot's Watch Classic but feature the typical brown Saint-Exupéry dial. Prices for these timepieces range from roughly 12,000 USD for stainless steel model to 27,000 USD for watches with a rose gold case.

Edition "Le Petit Prince"

IWC outfitted the three-hand version of the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition "Le Petit Prince" with the caliber 52110. You'll find this same movement in the Classic series. Thus, "Le Petit Prince" features a power reserve indicator at 3 and a date at 6. It also comes with a 168-hour power reserve. The dial is blue, and the stainless steel case back is engraved with an image of the little price himself. Be sure to set aside around 12,500 USD for one of these timepieces.

If you're looking for more refinement and exclusivity, you might consider the Big Pilot's Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition "Le Petit Prince" introduced at SIHH 2019. The manual caliber 94805 ticks away inside its case and lends this timepiece its power reserve indicator, moon phase display, and tourbillon with IWC's constant-force mechanism. This technology provides a constant and even flow of energy between the mainspring and the swing and escapement systems. Both the rose gold and platinum editions had limited production runs of ten pieces and demand around 280,000 USD.


Big Pilot’s Top Gun: A Modern Watch

The Top Gun series is the most modern branch in IWC's family of pilot's watches. The most notable detail of these timepieces is their ceramic cases. You'll also find Big Pilot's watches in this line. One current example is the Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Rodeo Drive. Presented at SIHH 2019, this watch has much in common with its counterpart in the Spitfire series: It uses the same caliber 52615 and boasts a perpetual calendar, a moon phase display for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and a power reserve of seven days. Its matte black ceramic dial is especially scratch-resistant and gives the watch a modern touch. This ceramic watch changes hands for roughly 30,500 USD. You can save about 1,200 USD by purchasing the previous model with the caliber 51614.

The Big Pilot's Miramar is a particularly popular Top Gun model. Its black ceramic case is 48 mm in diameter, making it 2 mm larger than the other watches in this series. Its power comes from the caliber 51111 with a seven-day power reserve, a power reserve indicator at 3 o'clock, and a date display at 6. The khaki dial follows the standards of the historical Baumuster B (type B). That means that the scale around the dial's edge is solely for the minutes, while the hours appear on a smaller circle in the middle of the dial. Prices for the Miramar sit around 12,000 USD.

The Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun is also available in the classic Baumuster A (type A) design with a black dial. Its second hand has a bright red tip. You can call one of these watches your own for around 13,500 USD.