When IWC released the Big Pilot in 2002 they boldly pioneered the big watch and created an instant legend. At 46.2 mm it was (and remains) a stoic beast, an irresistibly confident force. To this day, the deceptively simple design and concept is often imitated, but never bettered.
I have collected Big Pilot watches for years – fascinated by the heritage, design and unique variations over time. This website has been created to help share my passion – to be the definitive resource for all those similarly charmed by this icon.
In this ‘Mark I’ version I’ve created a comprehensive database of every Big Pilot manufactured with a specific model number. Here anyone can search by a multitude of attributes including dial colour, movement, case material, and special edition. There’s also a curated selection of some of the finest Big Pilot photography seen.
Over time and with your help I hope to add more content, including helpful & interactive resources. Please sign up for the newsletter to be notified of further enhancements and for news on all things Big Pilot, including new releases. Welcome on-board! –TVT