Watches dedicated purely for aviation purposes were a rare occurrence in the 1930's and 1940’s. When IWC released their first Big Pilot’s watch in 1940, it was an instant hit. Big Pilot’s watch took into consideration military specifications for navigation as well as deck work and wrapped it up in a neat, highly legible, antimagnetic package.

It took a few decades for the watch to evolve. Over that time more than a few advancements were made in the world of professional timekeeping instruments and IWC made it a point to set the bar for aviation watches. One of the greatest and arguably one of the most complex pilot’s watches ever made is a Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun.

This 5029 Pilot’s Watch has everything a pilot or a flight enthusiast will ever need to keep track of time. This stunning, lightweight, example of a professional grade luxury Swiss watch features: a perpetual calendar with year, month, date, and day, double moon phase for two hemispheres, small hacking seconds, and a fully functional chronograph. The watch also boasts an impressive 7 day power reserve, is rated water resistant to 6 bar, and is an impressive 16mm thick and 48 mm across.

Big Pilot’s Watch reference 5029 is undoubtedly one of the more exciting current IWC models. It is surprisingly light and durable for its size due to its patented black zirconium oxide case and titanium push pieces and crown. Despite all the featured complications that Big Pilot’s watch has, the dial is uncluttered and very legible even in the worst possible weather and turbulence conditions.

IWC definitely kept the recognizable elements of their Pilot’s collection and added a few modern tools into the mix. This Big Pilot’s watch is a perfect tool for those in the air as well as on the ground.

At Ermitage Jewelers, we are big fans of aviation and aviation inspired watches. Our dedicated staff of watch experts and master watchmakers will be able to guide you through almost every step of purchasing an IWC Big Pilot’s watch.

We buy, sell, and trade preowned IWC watches as well as other Swiss luxury brands. Whether you want to sell your watch or simply upgrade to something different, bring your watch to us. We offer competitive prices on all authentic IWC watches. Stop by our convenient Atlanta location today or browse our extensive online catalogue to find your very own IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun.