In the year of Pilot’s Watches, IWC from Schaffhausen chose a timepiece that is its own legend – the Big Pilot’s Watch to honor the boxing legend Muhammad Ali. On March 24, the legendary sportsman will participate in the annual Celebrity Fight Night event and the Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches will support the occasion with a special edition watch paying tribute to Muhammad Ali.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Muhammad Ali Edition 2012 is limited to one unique piece crafted from white gold which features unique hands and appliqués colored with the use of signal-red Super-Luminova. The red color has been symbolically chosen because it matches with the color of boxing gloves which Muhammad Ali often wore for his fights. Also, red color has been used on the inside of the black alligator leather strap.
IWC Pays Tribute to the Sportsman of the Century
This special edition timepiece is housed in a white gold case with the diameter of 46 mm. Its round case is protected on both sides by scratch- resistant sapphire crystals with antireflective coatings. IWC also secured the case with the in-house developed system, a soft-iron inner case, which confers special protection against magnetic fields. The case back features the signature of Muhammad Ali with the engraving “Edition Muhammad Ali, ONE OUT OF ONE”.
This unique timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured Caliber 51111 mechanical movement which is the largest mechanical movement made by IWC and one of the largest mechanical movements in the world. The superb mechanism with Pellaton winding system provides full 168 hours (7 days) of power reserve when fully charged.
Underneath the front sapphire glass, there is a sleek black dial with signal-red details. Traditionally for the Big Pilot’s Watches, a power reserve indicator is located at the 3 o’clock position and a little date window is situated at the 6 o’clock position. The propeller-like hands, as well as the hour markers and an arrowhead index situated at the 12 o’clock position are coated with a special red luminous material that preserves perfect legibility even in deep darkness.
The Swiss watchmaker will join the annual Celebrity Fight Night with this unique wristwatch. Recognized as one of theUSA’s elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is a star-studded annual charity event presented in the honor of the featured guest, Muhammad Ali. Celebrities and professional athletes from all over the country participate in a night filled with incredible live auction items and live musical performances by some of the biggest stars. This year’s Celebrity Fight Night will be held on March 24, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa inScottsdale. We invite you to come and celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday at this amazing charity event!