This is one of those watches that makes so much sense I'm amazed it didn't exist until now. But before we dive into the details of the IWC Big Pilot Edition 'Right-Hander', let's step back and have a quick recap on the Big Pilot.* The Big Pilot is a watch with two distinct histories. The first iteration of this story was the original watch, made as a navigational tool for wartime use. In this context, size = clarity and reliability. The civilian story of the Big Pilot begins in 2002, with the reference 5002. IWC's revival of their historic design was perfectly pitched for the times, as big watches were all the rage, but few had the presence of IWC's 46mm aviator. Seventeen years on and the Big Pilot is a staple of IWC's lineup, offered in many material, complication and dial configurations over the years. But never until now a right-handed version. Quick primer on right and left-handed watches. Watches are intended to be worn on the less dominant hand, which, for most people, is the left. Ergonomics and good design dictates that a watch worn on the left hand should have its crown on the right…

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