IWC Dedicates Latest Big Pilot to Swiss Air Force Aerobatic Team (with Price) Grade 1 Replica Watches

At SIHH 2016, the motif for Schaffhausen-based Iwc Big Pilot Watches Prices Replica was once more pilot watches. As a part of the year’s newest models, IWC introduced a brand new mention 3777 Pilot’s Watch Chronograph range that builds upon the popular set using new refinements and appeal. In this guide, I will be discussing two models – original is the conventional benchmark IW377709 (on strap) and IW377710 (on bracelet) which has a iconic black dial. “IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 3777 has ever been a entry-level offering from the brand, but nevertheless one of my favourite IWC watches. For me, this is only one of those best-rendered aviator chronograph watches on the market, and IWC has both the quality and style nailed. The 2016 IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph models are not dramatically different from outgoing models, but rather given small updates and new motives for those who do not have one of these models to have a close look at them. Back in January, aBlogtoWatch said that this and other new IWC Pilot’s Watch releases for the year.In fact, I will more or less describe what is “new” in the 2016 IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 3777 models, and that’s a redesign of this moment markers and periphery of the dial (removal of this Arabic numerals), in addition to simplification of this calendar windows. Gone is the controversial “triple-date” “T window” that opened up the date window to reveal more numerals. IWC has finally removed this layout element and created a more clean display for the day of the week and date windows.

IWC has just announced the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Patrouille Suisse”, a limited edition in sandblasted stainless steel that’s named after the aerobatic team of the Swiss Air Force. 

Patrouille Suisse is the aerobatic team of the Swiss Air Force, flying F-5E Tiger IIs painted in red and white livery. Its relationship with IWC dates back to the mid-1990s, when the watchmaker created a limited edition Mark XII for Patrouille Suisse. The latest Patrouille Suisse edition is the Big Pilot “Patrouille Suisse”, a variant of IWC’s signature oversized aviator’s watch featuring an unusual sandblasted case. Unlike most Big Pilots that have centre seconds, the recent “Le Petit Prince” being an example, the Patrouille Suisse edition has a symmetrical dial, with the seconds at nine and power reserve at three (exactly the same layout and movement as the Portugieser 7-day). The dial has a radial brushed finish in grey, the colour of all recent Patrouille Suisse editions.

The 46mm steel case is sandblasted, giving it a matte, grained surface. A finish typically found on titanium watches, the sandblasted case is unusual for a Big Pilot, which usually has a brushed case finish.

The case back is cast with a stylised motif with three F-5E Tiger IIs swooping across. Underneath is the calibre 51011, a self-winding movement with a seven day power reserve. This might just be one of the last models with a movement derived from the calibre 5000, which was replaced by the calibre 52000 family at SIHH 2015.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Patrouille Suisse” is a limited edition of 250 watches, each numbered on the case starting from “001/250”. In September it’ll be available at IWC boutiques and retailers with Switzerland, and subsequently at boutiques in other countries. The price is S$22,000 including 7% tax, equivalent to US$15,600. 

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