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IWC, 46mm 1st Gen "Big Pilot" Ref.5002-01 7-Days auto+date anti-magnetic in steel

IWC, 46mm 1st Gen "Big Pilot" Ref.5002-01 7-Days auto+date anti-magnetic in steel
A9098-IWC 18031218PWEX2146
Model Ref: 
5002-01
Year: 
2002+
Gender: 
Gents
S$22,500.00
Status: 
Sold!

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About This Watch

Pre-owned. Comes with an original IWC box set (the box's PVC is good now but may turn bad anytime now due to age) and unstamped paper in docket.

This watch has just completed a full works by IWC costing S$1220 with invoice & is sold with two years international warranty from 24 Oct 2017 till 23 Oct 2019 so you can own this watch with a peace of mind.

This gorgeous IWC Big Pilot is a one owner's watch and presents in near mint condition now.

This is a rare 1st edition Big Pilot Ref.5002 that has been discontinued and replaced with the current Ref.5009.

The 5002 has a slow-beat movement (18000vph) so visually, the "ticking" of the sweep center seconds is amplified across the oversized dial with just 5 beats a second whereas the current version with a high-beat movement (21600vph) has a smoother "ticking" showing 6 beats a second. The dial on the 5002 has a purer military look with a digit 9 while the later ones did without that & simplified the dial for a more modern look. The back cover has a simpler and military inspired markings far from the later fancy ones that sometimes include an image of an aeroplane engraved onto it so this is purer. Finally, our watch here retains the important & original fish crown which can only be found on the first generation Big-Pilot.

Any watch enthusiast will appreciate this watch far more than the current series as whether it beats at 18000 or 21600 has little difference to us but visually, this 5002 offers a more authentic resemblance to the original pilot watch of 1940s.

The original strap is worn, with a missing runner and though useable, we are giving a pair of new after-market BP style leather strap to the buyer.

Further 3% discount for cash payment.

Watch Details

Movement Mech. auto-winding movt. Ca.50010, 44jewels, Adj. to 5 positions with 7 Days Power reserve. 18000vph. Signed & numbered
Dimensions 46.2mm X 56mm X 16mm
Glass Anti-glare coated convex sapphire crystal
Case Massive round steel case in two parts with brushed case band & polished corners of lugs & bezel rim. Screw-lock back
Dial Matt Black dial with White signature, Arabic nos & markings. Luminous hour batons. Register for power reserve indication. Date aperture @ 6 O'clock (Q-set) with WG frame
Straps Fitted with orig. black semi-gloss alligator L/strap with a signed steel deployant buckle
Hands Rodiumed "Lance style" & filled with luminous. White sweep centre seconds hand
Functions Automatic, time, date, 7 days power reserve & anti-magnetic. 60m
Warranty Under Manufacturer’s warranty
Location The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore #B1, Tel: +65 8692 2100