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IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401

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Κωδικός/Ref.Nr.: IW500401
Χρονολογία/Year: 2010
Μηχανισμός/Caliber: Αυτόματο/Automatic
Διάμετρος/Case Diameter: 46.2mm
Υλικό κάσας/Case material: Ατσάλι/Steel
Υλικό μπρασελέ/Bracelet material: Δέρμα/Leather
Κρύσταλλο/Glass: Ζαφείρι/Sapphire Glass
Καντράν/Dial: Μαύρο/Black

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IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401

Κουτί-Χαρτιά/Box-Papers: Κουτί δώρου, όπως και 1 έτος γραπτή εγγύηση από το κατάστημα μας / Comes in watch gift box, with 1 year written warranty and certificate of authenticity from our company!

Κατάσταση/Condition: 1 (Πολύ Καλό/Very Good)

Διαθεσιμότητα/Availability: Άμεσα διαθέσιμο/Available immediately

Κυκλοφορίας/Movement: Αυτόματο/Automatic
Καλίμπρα-Μηχανισμός/Movement/Caliber: IWC cal.51111
Power Reserve: 168 Ώρες/Hours (7 Ημέρες/7 Days)
No. of Jewels: 42

Λειτουργίες/Functions
Ημερομηνία / Date
Ένδειξη φόρτισης 7 ημερών / 7 Days Power Reserve

Λοιπά/Others
Κεντρικά δευτερόλεπτα / Center Seconds
Βιδωτή κορώνα/Screw-Down Crown

Σχόλια/Comments

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History

aken from www.watch-wiki.net)

Distinctive originals of horology, that is the undisputed specialty of the watch manufacture IWC Schaffhausen: The famous Da Vinci with perpetual calendar for example, as well as the Grande Complication, which was the first of this type for the wrist. But also the super-antimagnetic Ingenieur or the dive watches, which can even withstand the pressure of a water depth of 2000 meters, and the GST Deep One as the first dive watch with mechanical depth gauge have to be mentioned here. From IWC stem decades of professional pilot’s watches. And since the founding year of 1868 there are the unsurpassed high-quality pocket watches by IWC.

Company founded by an American
It was no coincidence that an American engineer from Boston, Florentine Ariosto Jones, founded the “International Watch Co.” in Schaffhausen in 1868. The manufacture on the Rhine owes the American both its name and its existence – so far away from the watch centers of Western Switzerland. There, near the famous Rhine Falls, he found a newly built hydroelectric power plant for his machines: ideal conditions for his passion to build perfect mechanical movements for an international market. While pursuing his project he came to know the watch manufacturer and industrialist Johann Heinrich Moser, probably in Le Locle. And it was in Schaffhausen where he found watchmakers whose profession already had a long tradition. Because in the State Archives of Schaffhausen lies a request, dated 29 January 1583, from the guild of pyrotechnicians, bushing forges, clock- and wind-makers to the City Council. It proves that in Schaffhausen even then the craft of watchmaking had existed. And the beginnings of clockmaking in Schaffhausen can be traced back even further back: up to the year 1409, in which a monk from the nearby monastery Rheinau built the church clock of St. Johann.

After two bankruptcies back on the road of success

IWC, factory building (historical engraving of the 19th century.) [1] Jones failed, partly because of the high U.S. import duties, with his attempt to export the watches produced in bis company to his home country. Also the subsequent owner, the Schaffhauser Handelsbank, with another American named Frank Frederik Zealand as the new director, had to capitulate.

1874 the IWC was converted into a stock company. After two bankruptcies IWC 1880 was taken over by the Schaffhausen industrialist of agricultural machinery Johannes Rauschenbach. The new employee Urs Haenggi, who entered into the company in 1883, proved as an important pillar by establishing valuable contacts on business trips. Another employee, Johann Vogel, who was responsible for the technical direction, ensured the smooth running of the watch production, which was now steadily rising. It was he who introduced a new numbering system for the IWC calibres.

In 1889, the factory had 104 employees, and in the year 1901, it were already 190.

At the death of Rauschenbach’s son in 1905 the IWC was inherited to Ernst Homberger-Rauschenbach and to 25% to the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung and his wife Emma Marie Rauschenbach-Jung. It now traded under the name J. Rauschenbach’s heirs. The former took over the exclusive possession in 1929 and led it until 1955, during this time under the name “Uhrenfabrik von Ernst Homberger Rauschenbach”.

During the 2nd World War, on 1 April 1944, the IWC factory site escaped closely its total destruction. A bomb thrown by an American pilot hit exactly the adjacent building and set it on fire.

In 1952 Ernst Homberger was awarded an honorary doctorate of the University of St. Gallen for his outstanding merits. He died in 1955 at the age of 85 years.

From H. E. Homberger AG to Mannesmann
Hans Ernst Homberger, son of Ernst Homberger-Rauschenbach, sold the family business, struck by then rise of the gold price and the fall of the dollar, in 1978 to the German VDO Adolf Schindling AG, also owner of the traditional manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. Both watch brands came to Mannesmann in 1991. Hans Ernst Homberger died 1986 at the age of 77 years.

The era Günter Blümlein

During the severe turbulences in the Swiss watch industry at the end of the seventies, in Schaffhausen the gifted patron Günter Blümlein paved the way – against the Zeitgeist of the electronic age – in favour of mechanics, of innovation and of the technically demanding men’s watch. Out of this self-understanding the winking message has been developed: “IWC – since 1868. And as long as there are still men.” Because after long the men’s watch has become also a women’s issue.

The Ingenieur (Engineer), first published in 1955 and redesigned by the famous watch designer Gérald Genta, becomes a classic. Other well-known models are the Pilot’s Watch Mark XI, presented in 1948, with its protection against magnetic fields. For 25 years it is the official timepiece of the British Air Force. Then its successors gradually appear: Mark XII, Mark XV and Mark XVI, the Pilot’s Chronograph and of course the series Porsche Design by IWC, created by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. This includes titanium watches like the Ocean 2000 and the famous in Compass watch, published in 1978. In 1980 the world’s first titanium chronograph is presented.

In 1985 the Da Vinci was launched, a sophisticated and patented chronograph with perpetual calendar and moon phase indication. For the 125-year anniversary in 1993 the Destriero Scafusia appears (in English: Schaffhausen War-Horse). It brings together all 22 complications in itself, making it the world’s most complicated watch built as standard. It is limited to 125 pieces and sold out soon.

In 1991 the IWC Director Günter Blümlein establishes the LMH group based in Schaffhausen. It holds 100% interest in the IWC, 60% of the traditional manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre and 90% interest in the revived Saxon watch manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne, and it employs a workforce of approximately 1,440.

In the year 2000, the sale of Mannesmann to the British company Vodafone takes place, followed by the takeover of the Mannesmann watches group LMH by the South African Richemont Group (Rupert Family) at a price of 2.8 billion francs [2]. By the takeover the independence and continuity of the LMH brands as a closed unit under the existing management is ensured. 2001 IWC has 400 employees and an annual production of about 44,000 watches.

IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401
IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401
IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401
IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401
IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401
IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401
IWC Big Pilot 5004 7 Days 46mm with 1 Year Warranty IW500401

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