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Only Watch Auction

Monaco, Sep 20, 2007

LOT 19

International Watch Co. Schaffhausen ?Fliegeruhr 5026, Perpetual Calendar? Pièce Unique.

One-of-a-kind BIG PILOT?S WATCH PERPETUAL CALENDAR The watchmakers at IWC Schaffhausen are truly ?engineers of fine watchmaking?, creating intelligent designs in a timelessly classical style. These creations have a lasting reputation for elegance and practicality. And here, the watch designers at IWC Schaffhausen have drawn on all the expertise at their disposal. The Big Pilot?s Watch, limited to one unique piece, brilliantly combines two outstanding mechanisms. Its driving force is the large IWC 5000-calibre automatic movement with Pellaton winding, a seven-day power reserve and date ? the same one found in the classic Big Pilot?s Watch. Mounted on this is a perpetual calendar of the kind familiar to IWC devotees from the Grande Complication and Da Vinci. The calendar functions are virtually identical with those of the models mentioned above, except that the mechanism has been enlarged. This makes the individual displays easier to read. Three subsidiary displays tell the wearer the date (at 3 o?clock), the month (at 6 o?clock), the day (at 9 o?clock) and the year (in four digits) in a window between 7 and 8 o?clock. REFERENCE IW5026 FEATURES Perpetual calendar, perpetual moon phase, four-digit year display, mechanical movement, Pellaton automatic winding, power reserve display, small hacking seconds, Breguet spring, rotor with medallion of 18-ct. yellow gold MOVEMENT Calibre 51612 Frequency 21 600 bph / 3 Hz Jewels 64 Power reserve 7 days (168 hours) Winding automatic CASE Material steel Glass sapphire, convex, antireflective, secured against drops in pressure Water resistance 6 bar (60 m) Crown screw-in Diameter 46.2 mm Height 15.8 mm Width of band 22/18mm

EUR 0 - 0

Sold: EUR 80,000

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1

As new


SIGNS OF THE TIMES ? MADE IN SCHAFFHAUSEN An American and his pioneering spirit brought IWC to Schaffhausen. The Swiss watch manufactory has been setting standards in technological development and highly complicated precision watchmaking since 1868. The ?Engineers of fine watchmaking? produce men?s watches. Intelligent designs in a timelessly classical style. Timepieces with refined details, which are distinguished by their superb user friendliness.