IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar “Top Gun” (Ref. 502902)

IWC has dubbed 2012 the “Year of the High Flyers. ” Accordingly, we have seen several changes and additions to their Pilot’s collection, most prominently the the Miramar Top Gun watches (Big Pilot’s watch TOP GUN Miramar and Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar).  In addition, we see the release of the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN, shown here.  IWC’s Perpetual Calendar is a perennial favorite amongst fans of the brand, and the TOP GUN models have been in the lineup since 2007, so this is a nice coming together of the two.

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN combines the classic instrument look with the sport-inspired design of the TOP GUN line, and the timepiece features a wealth of complex technological features including perpetual calendar with four-digit year display together with date, day and month displays as well as a moon phase display.  All the displays are easily adjusted via the large onion crown.  Certainly this timepiece is one of the most complex pilot’s watches ever built, and I really like the look.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perptual Calendar “Top Gun” (Ref. 502902)

48mm ceramic case, titanium “onion” style crown, automatic mechanical IWC manufacture 51614 calibre, on black soft strap

  • Anonymous

    Love this watch.  Can someone explain how the moon phase works.  To me, it only seems like the actual moon phase is showing when it’s past the halfway point.  In other words, you will never see the moon look like it does on the watch, as it doesn’t show the gibbous phases correctly.  Or am I mistaken?

  • Donalddraine

    how much is this thing????????????

    • Perpetuelle

      Hi @4db1a1a7c9ad107a274d339ba176bb3a:disqus I do not have a price on this particular piece, but the IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendars list at $38k to $41k with significantly lower going rates online or negotiated.  This watch will likely be in a similar ballpark.
      Kyle, Editor

    • Lrattner