Lewis Hamilton teams up with IWC to create super-rare Big Pilot's watch

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition is limited to just 100 examples

Lewis Hamilton teams up with IWC to create super-rare Big Pilot's watch
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Freshly-crowned, six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has teamed up with Swiss watchmakers IWC.

The result is a super-rare timepiece based on IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition.

Limited to just 100 pieces, the Lewis Hamilton edition features a striking Bordeaux-red dial (don’t you dare call it Ferrari red…), with a black zirconium oxide ceramic case, 18-carat gold case back, rotor and hands, and a 22mm red textile strap.

At 46.5mm, it’s a large watch and one which features the time, date and moon phase for both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time.

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But, more than just stating the date of the month, the watch uses three dials to display the day, date, month and year. IWC’s self-winding 52615 calibre movement also automatically accounts for months of different lengths and leap-years, without you needing to adjust anything.

IWC's moon phase complications are also incredibly accurate, and will only be out of sync with the actual moon by a single day after 577.5 years of ownership.

The Swiss-made movement contains 54 jewels and a total of 386 components.

Energy gathered by the Pellaton self-winding system is stored in two barrels and power reserve is a huge 168 hours - meaning you can go almost a week without wearing it, and it will still be on time.

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If all this sounds expensive, then you’d be right. The watch is priced at £46,300, and with just 100 examples being offered, you might need a lift from Lewis to get to the jewellers in time.

Hamilton, who also has a long-standing partnership with Tommy Hilfiger, said partnering with IWC was “incredibly exciting” for him, adding: “It’s been an honour to collaborate so closely...Together, we’ve designed a beautiful timepiece which combines two things I am really passionate about - craftsmanship and design - and I am so pleased with the result.”

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