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Auction Ended
11/28/22
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Lot #1769

IWC Big Pilot 43 Blue Dial 329304

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Introduction

Tracing its origins as far back as WWII, the IWC Big Pilot collection has evolved into one of the watchmaker’s most emblematic timepieces. Featuring unwavering design language inspired by the B-Uhr pilot's watch worn by German pilots, the Luftwaffe, the Big Pilot collection has been defined bit its large 46-48mm diameter, oversized deeply knurled crown, and incredibly legible dial. However, its 46-48mm construction has certainly proven to be prohibitive for most collectors, and so in 2021, IWC launched a handful of smaller Big Pilot references, one of which being the ref. IW329304 that we have here. Featuring a 43mm diameter, the IW329304 is a considerably more wearable option for collectors that want to explore IWC’s historically-inspired pilot’s watches without having to wear something that simply won’t fit their wrist. Featuring a bright blue dial with white Arabic numerals and a stunning stainless steel bracelet, the IW329304 is a fantastic timepiece that now opens the doors for collectors to enjoy IWC’s impressive craftsmanship and rich heritage, all of which it boasts in abundance.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

IWC

Dimensions

43mm x 13.6mm

Model

Big Pilot

Movement

Automatic cal. 82100

Reference

IW329304

Bracelet

Stainless steel bracelet

Year

2021

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

Featuring the Big Pilot's signature blue dial, the IW329304 retains the collection's iconic aesthetics, even with its smaller case.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Measuring a more palatable 43mm in diameter, the IW329304 is significantly more wearable than its 46mm Big Pilot sibling, even with the inclusion of its stainless steel bracelet.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition showing little to no signs of wear.

Our Perspective

An icon within IWC's catalog, the Big Pilot has come to define the brand, and the IW329304, with its more wearable case, is the perfect point of entry into this historic family for the majority of collectors.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder