Ones To Watch: IWC Schaffhausen's Big Pilot Series and Garmin VENU 2S


At Fraser Hart, we love to provide our customers with the latest and greatest on offer in the luxury, fashion and lifestyle watch world. We work closely with our brand partners to ensure that we can stock a diverse range of must have watches to suit every taste. In this "Ones To Watch" Series, we’ll be counting down to the arrival of some our favourite timepieces we have on order. We’re excited to welcome the following models to our store shelves and online at very soon...

New IWC Big Pilot models are ready for takeoff

Over its 150-year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating beautiful functional complications like chronographs and calendars that are easy for customers to use. The Swiss manufacturer’s ranges have always been a favourite among our luxury watch customers and so we’re delighted to bring a range of new Big Pilot models to our Pilot Collection. The new models, which were announced at this year’s Watches and Wonder in April, come in a range of designs with different features..

“The Big Pilot’s Watch perfectly embodies IWC’s extensive heritage and expertise in engineering rugged and reliable instruments tailored to meet the needs of elite aviators. It exemplifies how a purely functional design can transform into a cultural icon. Today, the Big Pilot’s Watch is not only one of the most recognised watch designs in the world but also an expression of a certain character and mindset”

- IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr

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IWC Big Pilot Models

The specific models coming soon to Fraser Hart include The Big Pilot's Watch Chrono Cal 41, The Big Pilot’s Watch Cal 43 and the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Cal 52. IWC have added 41-mm stainless steel chronographs with a blue or green dial to these new models making them the ultimate sports watch. The Big Pilot Perpetual calendar is a new addition to their line up that automatically recognises different month lengths and leap years.

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These new releases further build on the functional design elements that have made their professional instruments for the cockpit iconic far beyond the aviation world. No other model by IWC Schaffhausen is as well-known or instantly recognisable as the Big Pilot’s Watch. We’re looking forward to continuing the Big Pilot legacy with our customers by offering them these new models. Here's what our buyer Adam Obernik said about the range

“The IWC Pilot Chronograph 41 has changed for the better. Overall product quality along with the fit and finishing is very good. The new 41mm case is carefully polished in the Flieger watch shape that IWC perfect so well. The dial quality is excellent with focus on legibility and dial proportions. The hands, marker and scales all fit together perfectly. We can't wait to show it off in our stores”

-Adam Obernik - Fraser Hart Watch Buyer

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IWC Perpetual Calendar

The Big Pilot's Watch Chrono Cal 41

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, brown calf leather strap. Automatic Winding. Sapphire Glass. 60hr power reserve

The Big Pilot’s Watch Cal 43

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, black dial, rhodium-plated hands, black calf leather strap. Automatic Winding. Sapphire Glass. 60hr power reserve

Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Cal 52

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, blue calf leather strap. Automatic Winding. Sapphire Glass. 7 day (168h) power reserve

Tune into your body and mind with the new GARMIN VENU 2S

If you don’t already own a smartwatch or are looking for one with higher spec, then a Garmin will offer you the perfect mix of functionality and style. We’re adding to our already extensive range of Garmin smartwatches with their new VENU 2S. This new smaller sized GPS watch has advanced health monitoring and fitness features to help you better understand what’s going on inside your body. The VENU 2S has all of the features you'd want in a smartwatch and also lets you switch up your activities with animated workouts including more than 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps from golf to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

“At the core of the Venu product line is the belief that when you live healthy, you live better. The Venu 2 series builds on this story with exciting new features that help explain what’s going on inside your body as well as the fitness and wellness tools needed to make healthy choices every day.”

-Dan Bartel-Garmin Vice President

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Garmin VENU 2S

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The VENU S2 is not just for those who like to move more as it is packed with other features to make your life easier. The watch will manage phone messages using smart notification and phone free music listening through apps like Spotify will energise your workouts or help you unwind when needed. You can also leave your cash and cards at home with the “Garmin Pay” contactless payment feature. With up to 10 days of battery life and rapid recharging, the VENU 2S will let you manage your overall wellness around the clock. This model will be available in both his and hers colours and sizing.

“Garmin is a brand best known for its high-tech timepieces mostly targeted towards professionals such as athletes, divers or the military . However with the Garmin Venu 2, the brand has decided to take a different direction with both the design and features. The Garmin Venu 2 is the perfect watch for a person who views fitness as a hobby rather than lifestyle. We're looking forward to sharing this new model with all of our consumers”

-Adam Obernik - Fraser Hart Watch Buyer

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The Garmin Venu2S

  • Bright AMOLED Display. Health Snapshot Feature. Garmin Connect App compatible with smartphones.
  • Download 650 songs to your watch.Personalised watch faces
  • Garmin Pay Contactless. All day health monitoring.

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Garmin VENU 2S

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