Hot on the heels of the one-of-a-kind IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Muhammad Ali Edition comes another re-styled edition of their acclaimed aviation timepiece, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition DFB which although a limited edition, will be produced in a much more attainable issue of 250 pieces. “DFB” is the German Football Association which means that this piece will be part of the National Team’s kit when they take part in the EURO 2012 Championship.
In tribute to the team’s colors, the piece features black indices, and flashes of red on the small seconds hand and on the power reserve indicator, all of which tones in rather nicely with the rhodium-plated sun-ray finished dial. The stainless steel case measures a conspicuous 46mm across with convex sapphire on the front and a solid case back with special edition engraving on the back.
Inside is the automatic Caliber 51011, producing a full 7 days of power reserve from its Pellaton Winding System which has been in use since 1946 and is named in honor of its creator, Albert Pellaton.
This is the third timepiece which IWC have developed in partnership with the Deutscher Fußball-Bund and like the previous editions, some of the proceeds from the sale of each piece will help support the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation projects in Germany.