SHORT BRAND HISTORY. IWC is one of the oldest watch company with aviation and military heritage, which obviously drive people crazy about it, even there is a real chase for it. Starting in 1868, a qualified Swiss watchmakers named Florentine Ariosto Jones, who was American, founded International Watch Company in Schaffhausen, which in short is what we refer as IWC nowadays.
International Watch Co. Headquarters. Photo: Google.
Among all watch productions, IWC is certainly one of the most earth-concious company, by uses only 100% renewable energy since the start, recycles waste heat and rainwater. Hat down for starting it early even before Greenhouse effect is booming.
First things first, Pilot watch, as it is labelled, from IWC engineered for aviators.
I always wonder why this particular model of Big Pilot series called Transitional Dial? It is the old movement, encased in a new diameter of 46mm, with first ever Probus Scafusia onion-like shape crown. Having said that, this IWC 5002 is indeed the 1st generation of Big Pilot, while adopted the vintage yet modernized military look. This IWC model has B-Uhren inspired models (photos: B-uhren models), 1940’s pilot watch model, judging from the slightly thick but still comfortable to the wearer, housed Anti Magnetic Shielding.
Onion shaped crown that is ergonomically comfortable for wearer to adjust time and date without needing to ‘dig’ it, and scratch the case with your nails, well thought of indeed.
Black charcoal-like surface dial make it easier to read the time and date in almost all kind of situation, day or night.
The signature Triangle logo.
Calibre 5011 Movement.
For sure you would like to know whether this watch is Collectable? I can surely says that this watch is extremely collectable, due to its low production number, short production year, military elegancy look, while embracing the historical movement in a modern case.
Case | Stainless Steel, Brushed Finish
Movement | Calibre 5011, 18.800VPH Pocket Watch Movement
Power Reserve | 7 Day / 168H Accuracy
Water Resistant | 60M
Glass | Sapphire
Strap | Brown Leather Strap
Diameters | 46.2 MM
Thickness | 15 MM
Lug width | 22 MM
Year Of Production | 2002