IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander”

New “Right-Hander” Edition Joins IWC’s Big Pilot Line

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In a first for the company, IWC Schaffhausen has presented a new version of its coveted Big Pilot’s Watch to be worn on the right wrist. This special edition of the classic IWC model will be known as the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-Hander”.

First Big Pilot with the crown on the left side of the case. Mechanical self-winding movement. IWC Pilot’s Watch technology with an antimagnetic soft-iron inner case. 7-day power reserve and power reserve display. Available as a limited edition of 250 pieces worldwide. Water-resistance 6 bar

Inspired by the Big Pilot’s Watch Calibre 52 TSC from the 1940s, it has a generously proportioned case diameter of 46.2 millimetres, as well as the same eye-catching design seen throughout the family, which imitates easy-to-read cockpit instruments. The new twist for this revised edition is the positioning of the iconic, conical-shaped crown, which is located on the left-hand side of the case.

The “Right-hander” is much more practical to operate for those who wear their watch on the right wrist. Given that almost 40 percent of pilots are thought to be left-handed, and therefore wear their watches on the right, it is perhaps a fitting development for this IWC line, which has such a rich history in the field of aviation.


Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

I’m delighted that we’ve revisited one of the most recognisable icons in the IWC portfolio for this special edition. We are always striving to push the boundaries of engineering and design, and this new watch really exemplifies this drive. It has all the signature elements you’d expect, but with a crucial difference.” – Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

Driven by an IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre, the “Right-hander” (Ref. IW501012) has a stainless-steel case with a soft-iron inner case, which protects the movement against the effects of magnetic fields. The automatic Pellaton winding is fitted with ceramic components and builds up a seven-day power reserve in the twin barrels. The strap is crafted in black calfskin leather.

Calibre 52000 

The slate-coloured dial features a power-reserve display situated at “9 o’clock”, a small seconds hand at “3 o’clock”, and a date display at “6 o’clock”. The luminescent indices and hands guarantee optimum legibility, even at night or in poor visibility conditions.

An exciting addition to IWC’s portfolio, the new watch – released as an edition of 250 pieces – will be available at IWC Boutiques and authorised retailers from August 2019 with 3 months exclusivity in Australia and France.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-Hander” Technical Specifications


  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • 7 days power reserve
  • Power reserve display
  • Date display
  • Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Limited to 250 pieces


  • Stainless steel case
  • Diameter 46.2 mm
  • Height 15.6 mm
  • Screw-in crown
  • Water-resistance 6 bar


  • 52010 Calibre
  • IWC-manufactured movement
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • 168 hours Power Reserve
  • Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 Hz)
  • 257 Components
  • 31 Jewels
  • Côtes de Genève, perlage


  • Slate-coloured dial with luminescence


  • Black calfskin strap
  • Strap width 22 mm


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