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Big Date Special

Case
Steel
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Waterproofness
50 m
Size
ø 42 mm
Thickness
13.5 mm
Movement
selfwinding
Power reserve: 50 h, 36000 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, Chronograph
Reference
03.2410.4010/21.C722
Year
2012
Collection
Pilot
Price excl.VAT
6'500 CHF
Description

Pilot Big Date Special

Echoing the historic chronograph watch from the 1960-80s, the new Pilot Big Date Special has functionality as its guiding principle. Its steel case is a moderate 42 mm in diameter, with classically styled alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes.

The matt black dial, sandblasted five times, sets off the time displays, which visually are in perfect balance. The small seconds counter is at 9 o'clock, exactly opposite the 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock. Both feature a snailed decoration. A pair of hands treated with black ruthenium and highlighted with Superluminova mark the hours and minutes in a decisively masculine and modern style.

Their sporty, dynamic shape matches the refined graphic style of the Arabic numerals that pay simple and solemn tribute to those of the 1960 chronograph. Behind the scenes, the El Primero 4010 calibre ticks away with an exceptionally consistent beat. Its finishes can be seen through the sapphire caseback. The winding rotor is decorated with thin Côtes de Genève in the purest watchmaking tradition.