If you’re looking for a solid watch with a handsome design and a history steeped in aviation, look no further than IWC’s Big Pilot watches. The Pilot collection is easily one of the brand’s most popular watch collections. It would seem that actor Bradley Cooper would agree with this assessment as he was recently spotted wearing an IWC Big Pilot’s Watch on the cover of the Hollywood Reporter and at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It looks like Cooper (known for movies such as The Hangover and The A-Team) is wearing the classic IWC Big Pilot’s Watch (ref. 5009) that holds IWC’s largest in-house manufactured movement and has a seven day power reserve. The stainless steel case is 46mm in diameter and has a soft iron cage that protects the movement from magnetic fields. The roots of the design of this watch can be traced all the way back to 1940 when IWC’s first Pilot’s watch debuted.
IWC’s goal with the Pilot’s collection was to create sturdy and reliable timepieces that could withstand the extreme environments that pilots often encounter. As a result, the Pilot’s watches are protected against dust, forces up to 30g, extreme temperature fluctuations, and magnetic fields. To add to the Big Pilot’s appeal, the dial is highly legible and the cases are made of strong materials like titanium.
Also, as IWC also dedicates a collection re-design each year at SIHH, the year 2012 has been known as the year of the Pilot with new watch releases featuring modernized designs of these iconic timepieces.
King Jewelers is an authorized dealer for IWC watches in South Florida and Middle Tennessee as well as for over forty luxury Swiss watch brands including Bell & Ross, Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, DeWitt, Harry Winston, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jaquet Droz, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis and TAG Heuer. King Jewelers is a member of the American Watch Guild and has been named a Leading Watch Retailer in North America by International Wristwatch Magazine. King Jewelers also offers expert watch repair and watch restoration at their retail locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN. For more information, please visit www.iwc.com.
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