IWC IW500413 Big Pilot Platinum Father Edition (28404)

28404 IWC 5004 Big Pilot Father Edition, 5004-13, 5004 13, 500413 platinum case on a strap with a platinum deployant buckle, automatic movement, 7 days power reserve, power reserve indicator at 3 o'clock, date at 6 o'clock, centered sweep second hand, silver sunburst dial with "vintage" luminous hands and hour indicators, sapphire crystal, water resistant, diameter: 45.5mm, thickness: 15.5mm, Like New with Box and Service Booklet.

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This is a platinum IWC Big Pilot Father Edition ("Die Grosse Fliegeruhr Vater) 5004-13. It has an alligator leather strap with a platinum IWC double deployment buckle. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on both sides is secured against displacement by drops in air pressure. It has a solid screwed-down case back secured with 8 screws, and engraved with "INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO. – FLIEGERUHR. The 45.5mm diameter solid two-body case, downturned lugs, thin angled bezel, and large crown are polished/brushed. The dial is silver-grey sunburst with luminous vintage "Spitfire" hands, luminous Arabic numeral hour markers, baton indexes, a center sweep second hand, and an outer minute/second track. There is a date aperture window at 6 o'clock, and a 168-hour/7-day power reserve indicator at the 3 o'clock position. It's water resistant to 60 meters/200 feet, and the 15.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This IWC Big Pilot Father Edition ("Die Grosse Fliegeruhr Vater) 5004-13 has a mechanical automatic self-winding IWC caliber 51111 (base IWC 5011) movement. It includes a Pellaton winding system, and it's rhodium-plated, with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with 42 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. There is a Glucydur beryllium alloy balance with a high-precision adjustment cam on the balance arms, a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, and a hacking seconds mechanism. It has a bidirectional rotor engraved with "IWC - Probus Scafusia - Seven (7) Days Power- Reserve." It has a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz).

The IWC 5004 Big Pilot Father Edition 5004-13 was introduced in 2008, and it was produced until 2011. The original "Father & Son" set included a smaller stainless steel Mark XVI watch.