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IWC Big Pilot BRONZE Black Dial (38390)

IWC Big Pilot BRONZE Black Dial Ref. IW501005

IWC Big Pilot BRONZE Black Dial (38390)

IWC IW501005 Big Pilot BRONZE Black Dial, 501005, Bronze case on a Santoni calf strap with a bronze tang buckle, automatic IWC Caliber 52110 7-day movement, power reserve indicator, date at 6 o'clock, Black dial with applied large luminous Arabic numerals, pilot style crown, center sweep seconds, sapphire crystal, size 46mm. Like New with original box, booklets, and warranty card dated December 2017, the case has a nice patina'd bronze polish look to it. (38390)


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This is a bronze IWC Big Pilot bronze Black Dial IW501005. It has a Santoni calfskin strap with an IWC bronze tang buckle, and a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides, and secured against displacement by sudden drops in air pressure. It has a screw down pilot-shaped conical winding crown, and a screw down solid stainless steel case back engraved with "IWC – BIG PILOT'S WATCH HERITAGE – 5 BAR – ONE OUT OF 1500," and a serial number. There is a soft iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields. The 46mm diameter solid two-body case, curved lugs, and "cupped" bezel, are polished bronze. The bronze is a high tech alloy with aluminum, making it harder and more durable. It has a black dial with retro cream-colored SuperLuminova Arabic hour markers and baton indices around a perimeter minute/second scale with the IWC “triangle” with a dot on each side, located at 12 o’clock. It includes blued "Spitfire" propeller-shaped hands with vintage cream luminous inserts, like the World War II Beobachtungsuhr (navigator's watch) made for the German air force. There is a bronze center sweep second hand with a blued counter balance, a date aperture window is at the 6 o'clock position, and there is a recessed black power reserve subsidiary dial with cream luminescent markers, Arabic numerals, and red accents. It's water resistant to 60 meters/196 feet, and it has a 6-day, 168-hour power reserve at full winding. The 15.4mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This IWC Big Pilot bronze Black Dial IW501005 has a mechanical automatic self-winding IWC Caliber 52110 movement. It's rhodium plated with Cotes de Geneve embellishment, and perlage. It's constructed with a Pellaton automatic winding mechanism, 31 jewels, a central hacking seconds device for precision time setting, and blued screws. It includes a 21K gold skeletonized rotor, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4.0 Hz). The IWC Big Pilot bronze black dial IW501005 was introduced in 2017 in a limited edition of 1500 examples.

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European Watch Company maintains the highest possible standard in the industry when it comes to the quality of our timepieces. Prior to being listed for sale, every one of our watches are five position tested and meticulously inspected by our on-staff watchmakers. Our goal is to make sure that our watches are in exceptional “like new” condition, both mechanically and cosmetically, so they are ready to wear right when they are delivered to you. To provide further peace of mind, we provide a one year limited warranty on all our timepieces. We have worked very hard over the last 30 years to build up our 5-star reputation. We are confident that we can find the perfect watch for you to cherish and enjoy!

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I have been dealing with European Watch Company for over ten years, and have purchased several wrist watches, including IWC, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. They were not only fairly priced but arrived in like-new condition, fully warranted by European Watch Company. This company has an attentive, knowledgeable staff, a large inventory, and is a genuine pleasure to deal with.

P.V. Pawel

Just completed my 7th transaction with EWC and for the 7th time the transaction was smooth, flawless and quick. Joshua is quick to respond to any e-mails and answer any questions. Ashley knows how to complete the necessary paperwork to avoid any delays at Customs as I am located in Canada and all paperwork needs to be completed perfectly which she is an expert at. You only want to deal with the best and the team at EWC is the best. There is a Yiddish word to describe the people at EWC and that word is mensches which translates to people of integrity and honour.

Jeff B.

Winnipeg, Canada

After a lengthy search I located the Patek Philippe I desired at EWC, but the decision to make a high dollar purchase over the internet was a difficult one. Through numerous emails with Justin and looking at reviews of EWC I made the decision to proceed and I am now ECSTATIC. The watch is exactly as described and pictured. It was perfectly packaged and shipped FedEx overnight. My watch collection now includes the watch I have been seeking for over a year.In summary, you can deal with the EWC staff with confidence. They are professional, honest and you will receive a quality watch which will put a smile on your face.

Chuck J.

Phoenix, AZ

I live in San Francisco but the EWC website is the first place I check once I get an impulse for a particular watch. EWC's website is cozy and feels like home. I enjoy the photos, presentation, description and historical notes of each item and really like their next day delivery, so I stay loyal to them. Sometimes I must wait awhile for a watch to become available but can usually find anything I want. Then there are the watches you never knew you wanted until you see them here.

Scott Blalock

San Francisco

Dear EWC, I have just completed my very first purchase with your company: a mint Lange Datograph. Robert was extremely help throughout the process with the item delivered nicely packed to my Hong Kong address within days. The condition of the watch was absolutely mint as described and has exceeded my expectations, even under a loupe! I will be a return customer in no time. Well done!

James C.

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