Big Pilot Tribute to 5002 / Safari
|Family: ||Big Pilot|
(aka: IW501007, Safari)
|Name: ||Big Pilot Tribute to 5002 / Safari|
|Limited: ||Yes, 100 units|
|Diameter: ||46.20 mm|
|Height: ||15.40 mm|
|Lug Width: ||22.00 mm|
|W/R: ||60.00 m|
|Indexes: ||Arabic Numerals|
The caliber 52000 family, launched in 2015, is IWC's new generation of 7-day Automatic movements. Compared to the predecessors, the Pellaton winding has been updated and the power is now stored in not one, but two barrels. Ref. 52110 is the one used in the Big Pilot it features central seconds, a power reserve indicator and the date.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator|
The IWC Big Pilot reference IW5010-07 'Safari' was introduced in late 2017. It features a matte titanium case and a dial inspired by the original 5002-generation Big Pilot. It is fitted with a buffalo leather strap.
It first appeared in early June on the Instagram page of IWC CEO Chris Grainger-Herr as a one-off, but the positive reception made IWC put it into [limited] production. It was dubbed 'Safari' after Mr. Grainger-Herr took it with on vacation to the Kruger Park.