Blog posts tagged "Big Pilot"

This week: Watches and Wonders 2020, major IWC updates

2020/04/28 by Dale Vito

Hi guys,

Hope you’re all doing reasonably well – it’s been an unusual couple of months for sure! For Watchbase, the situation in which we now find ourselves has had a couple of implications. For one, I haven’t been at our office much, and the same goes for the rest of our team. It took a bit of time to settle in at home, but productivity is up at our usual standards again.

Then, many brands have put off new releases indefinitely. The first to break this pattern was Breitling, and all their 2020 releases are of course up on our website. Past weekend saw a digital edition of Watches & Wonders (formerly SIHH), with many brands releasing at least a couple of new pieces. I will be adding these to our database over the next few weeks.

I am however most excited about the big steps we’ve made in our IWC database – which I think now ranks amongst the best on the web. I’m not at all finished, but a few fun numbers nonetheless:

Stay tuned for more!

This Week: IWC Big Pilot Black Carbon, Zenith prices updated!

2020/02/04 by Dale Vito

How’s it going guys?

Zenith price increase

Last week I’ve updated our Zenith prices to reflect the price increase that’s set for February first. As with Rolex, I’ve also added a few missing watches here and there. Please find our Zenith watch database here.

IWC Big Pilot Black Carbon IW5061-01

I’ve also added a couple of rare and / or new IWC watches – among them this cool IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition Black Carbon, a limited edition of 100 pieces created with the help of Hong Kong IWC collectors. This watch, reference IW5061-01, has a case made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (‘UD carbon’). Details here.

Other cool new IWC’s included the Portugieser Perpetual for Arije in red gold and white gold, and the Portugieser Automatic 100 Years Hübner.

This Week: IWC, Tissot, Hublot, Breitling

2019/11/29 by Dale Vito

Hi guys! It’s been another great week for Watchbase, with a lot of new watches added to our database. The bulk of them Tissot, but there’ve been a few others here and there. Below my favorites:

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph Japan

This Japan-only edition of the Breitling Premier B01 sports a mother-of-pearl dial, which is a first for this collection. It goes surprisingly well with the elegant, vintage looks of the Premier! MORE

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Mercedes – AMG Petronas Motorsports

A limited edition of just 10 pieces, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch
Mercedes – AMG Petronas Motorsports reference IW503003 sports a carbon fiber dial with emerald green accents. MORE!

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Lewis Hamilton

Two in a row! The IWCBig Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar reference IW503002 was designed in cooperation with Lewis Hamilton. For a watch with a matte black ceramic case it’s fairly flashy – the dial is burgundy while the crown and case back are made of red gold. MORE!

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Nicky Jam High Jewellery

Like Nicky Jam? Got EUR 364.000 burning a hole in your pocket? We’ve got your back with the Big Bang Meca-10 Nicky Jam 414.OX.9101.LR.9904.NJA18. MORE!

Tissot Seaster 1000 Powermatic 80

I’ve added so many Tissot I swear I can’t see another one. But still, this Seastar 1000 looks pretty cool with its gradient blue dial. Powermatic 80 too! MORE!

IWC SIHH 2016 – now updated with prices!

2016/01/26 by Dale Vito

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

I’ve just updated the IWC SIHH 2016 Pilot’s Collection with the latest pricing information – straight from IWC.

The full list with links:


Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (black dial / leather strap)

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (silver-white dial / leather strap)

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (black dial / bracelet)

Pilot’s watch Mark XVIII TOP GUN Miramar

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph:

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph (leather strap)

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph (bracelet)

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar

Pilot’s Watch Timezoner: 

Pilot’s watch Timezoner Chronograph

Big Pilot’s Watch:

Big Pilot’s Watch

Big Pilot’s Watch Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire

Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN

Big Pilot’s Watch Ed. “Btq. Rodeo Drive”

Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48

Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55

Pilot Watch Complications:

Pilot’s Watch PPC Digital Date-Month Spitfire

Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Ed. “Antoine de St Exupéry”

Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Ed. “Antoine de St Exupéry”

Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36

Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (grey dial / alligator strap)

Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (silver dial / blue numerals / bracelet)

Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (grey dial / bracelet)

IWC SIHH 2016: the new Pilot’s Watches on WatchBase thus far

2016/01/05 by Dale Vito

IWC Big Pilot Heritage 55 - IWC Big Pilot Heritage 48

IWC Big Pilot Heritage 55 – IWC Big Pilot Heritage 48

Yesterday marked the introduction of IWC’s Big Pilot Heritage 55 and Big Pilot 48 and I’m sure by now you’ve all seen and read about them. But pssst… we’ve already uploaded 9 other 2016 IWC Pilot’s watches:

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition Le Petit Prince IW5027-01

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph IW3777-09

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Blue IW3270-04

IWC Pilot’s Watch Miramar Chronograph 44 IW3890-02

IWC Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Chronograph IW3890-01

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Miramar IW3247-02

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire IW3777-19

IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Double Chronograph Antoine de Saint Exupery Tobacco IW3718-08

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph IW3950-01

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery IW5038-01

Got any additional info and / or corrections? Please share!

We’re still awaiting images for some 17 others. I’m particularly curious about the Timezoner Chronograph ref. IW3950-01 – I can’t wait to see how IWC finally implemented the Vogard patent they acquired in late 2014

EDIT – Timezoner and many others added!

EDIT 2 – I’m sorry – IWC Schaffhausen kindly asked me to put the pictures on hold till January 18th. Stay tuned!

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