The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Story
Easy-to-read dial in the characteristic instrument design, striking conical crown and bold presence on the wrist: the Big Pilot's Watch 43 is a Big Pilot through and through - in an ergonomic and easily wearable case diameter of 43 millimetres. The dial with three hands has no additional elements and therefore appears exceptionally clear and uncluttered. This model features a stainless steel case, a “racing green” dial and rhodium-plated hands. Luminescence on the dial and hands ensures an optimum legibility even at night. The IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre can be viewed through the sapphire glass case back. Equipped with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic, the automatic Pellaton winding system reliably builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. The watch is fitted on a green rubber strap with four rivets. The integrated EasX-CHANGE® allows to change the strap easily and at the touch of a button. Combined with the 10 bar water-resistant case, this flexibility makes the Big Pilot's Watch 43 a fully versatile sports watch.
Calibre Family 82000
The IWC-manufactured 82000 calibre ties in with the tradition of high-quality automatic movements from IWC. It is fitted with the highly efficient IWC Pellaton automatic winding system, which uses both directions of the rotor to wind the mainspring. As in the IWC-manufactured 52000 calibre family, components in the system subject to pronounced stress, such as the pawls, the automatic wheel, or the cam, are made of ceramic. Thanks to the use of this high-tech material, they are virtually wear-free. The efficient automatic winding system builds up a power reserve of at least 60 hours in the mainspring. The indexless balance with a flat coil oscillates at a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 beats per hour), ensuring a high level of precision. The rotor is skeletonised and offers a view of the movement decorated with circular graining and Geneva stripes.