IWC Schaffhausen Novelties 2021 presented by CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr

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Already March 3rd I met Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, at the HQ in Schaffhausen. WatchAdvisor stays old-school or analog if you want to call it that way. It is Chris who will present you the novelties. Listen to him and discover the pilots watches through the pictures we deliver to your screens…

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 (Ref. IW3293). An authentic interpretation of the iconic design, without either a date window or a power reserve display, it features a 43-millimetre stainless steel case for enhanced ergonomics and wearability. Powering the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 is the IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre. The automatic movement has been engineered with a focus on maximum precision and reliability. It features the highly efficient automatic winding system developed by Albert Pellaton, which uses the rotor’s smallest movements in either direction to wind the mainspring. Components like the automatic wheel or the pawls that mesh with it are made of virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic. The manufacturing of such small ceramic parts presents a huge engineering challenge. When fully wound, the mainspring stores 60 hours of power. The movement has been elaborately decorated with circular graining and can be observed through a sapphire glass back. The new quick-change strap system has been developed with a focus on user-friendliness. It enables the wearer to quickly and easily change the strap and adapt the watch swiftly to different surroundings or activities. You can find a wide range of accesories, such as calfskin and rubber straps in attractive colours, as well as a new stainless steel bracelet with a fine adjustment clasp system for improved comfort and ergonomics at IWC boutiques or online at A reworked case construction also ensures the watch is now water-resistant to 10 bar. With this level of versatility, the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 is the perfect companion for just about any activity or setting.

REF. IW329301 + REF. IW329303
PP (CHF incl. VAT): 8’900.-
Calibre: 82100 (manufacture)
Case material: stainless steel
Dimensions (ø / h): 43 mm / 13.6 mm
REF. IW329304
PP (CHF incl. VAT): 9’900.-

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41. “Building on the success of our Spitfire chronographs from 2019, we are now introducing the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 into our classic collection. Thanks to the quick-change system and a choice of straps, the chronographs can be adapted swiftly to different surroundings. Combined with the now 10 bar water-resistant case, this versatility makes them perfect companions for adventures in the air, on the ground or by the water. To underline our ongoing commitment to innovation and technical excellence, we also fitted the new model with our in-house 69385 calibre chronograph movement, which is visible through a sapphire glass back,” told me Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

REF. IW388101
PP (CHF incl. VAT): 6’900.-
Calibre: 69385 (manufacture)
Case material: Stainless steel
Dimensions (Ø / h): 41 mm / 14.5 mm
REF. IW388102
PP (CHF incl. VAT): 7’650.-

With the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar (Ref. IW503605), the legendary complication marks its return to the classic collection. The timepiece features a stainless steel case, a blue dial and rhodium-plated hands. The date display and power reserve are located at 3 o’clock, the month display at 6 o’clock. The weekday display and the small seconds share the subdial at 9 o’clock. The double moon phase display at 12 o’clock correctly depicts the moon phase for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and only needs to be adjusted by one day after 577.5 years.

REF. IW503605
PP (CHF incl. VAT): 31’000.-
Calibre: 52615 (manufacture)
Case material: Stainless steel
Dimensions (Ø / h): 46.2 mm / 15.4 mm

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” (Ref. IW503004) presents IWC’s legendary perpetual calendar in a sand-coloured ceramic case for the first time.

REF. IW503004
PP (CHF incl. VAT): 35’000.-
Calibre: 52615 (manufacture)
Case material: Ceramic
Dimensions (Ø / h): 46.5 mm / 15.4 mm
Limited production: 150 p.a.

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” (Ref. IW506003) is the first Big Pilot’s Watch to be made in sand-coloured ceramic. Inside the 46-millimetre case, the IWC-manufactured 52110 calibre with Pellaton winding, two barrels and a seven-day power reserve is at work. A soft-iron inner cage effectively shields the movement from the effects of magnetic fields. The legendary TOP GUN logo is engraved on the titanium case back. This model will be limited to just 250 pieces per year.

REF. IW506003
PP (CHF incl. VAT): 15’900.-
Calibre: 52110 (manufacture)
Case material: Ceramic
Dimensions (Ø / h): 46 mm / 15.6 mm
Limited production: 250 p.a.