The Big Pilot Heritage 55 and Big Pilot Heritage 48 will form the flagship aviation timepieces which will be limited to just 1,000 pieces for the 48mm model and 100 pieces for the 55mm.
The appeal of the latest offerings stem from the model’s military-derived roots from 1940 which feature inspiration from the original design’s 52-calibre T.S.C. (Tirette Seconde Centrale).
Both the Heritage 48 and 55 will be encased in titanium to keep the weight down on the hefty pieces and feature a clean design with a seconds dial at six o’clock.
The design of the watches follow a more retro-revival route to sport watches, pairing modern construction techniques with a timeless and classic look.
The limited Big Pilot Heritage 48 will be priced at $20,000 whilst the Heritage 55 will fetch $22,300.
More details at IWC.