IWC Schaffhausen has announced the release of its very first Big Pilot with a chronograph function. Part of the “Le Petite Prince” line, the new IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition boasts a substantial 43mm diameter stainless steel case along with the trademark “Le Petit Prince” deep-blue sunburst dial with vintage-inspired Arabic numerals, and rhodium-plated hands. The mechanical stopwatch is controlled via a single push-button which is integrated into the distinctive crown. “We have had the idea to present a Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function for some time now. However, one can hardly imagine the unmistakable design with the large case and conical crown with two chronograph pushers on the side of the case,” stated IWC’s creative director Christian Knoop. “Therefore, we hit upon the surprising and at the same time logical idea to integrate a monopusher chronograph.”
IWC claims that the monopusher chronograph function is quite easy to use as one needs only to press the button once to start measuring time and press it a second time to stop. Stop times of up to one hour are displayed on the totalizer at 12 o’clock. When the button is pushed a third time, the chronograph is reset to zero. The in-house manufactured 59365 caliber, the brand’s only chronograph move movement that is wound manually, powers the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition. Limited to just 500 pieces, the chronograph is fitted with a brown calfskin strap and folding clasp.
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