IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petite Prince”
Limited Edition of 1,000 Pieces
IWC Schaffhausen sends the new Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince”, complete with an innovative jumping star display for the day of the week, off on a journey.
Every day, one of seven stars in the inner circle of the dial lights up in gold to symbolize the visit of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s little prince to a different planet. The same seven stars are also engraved as a decoration on the back of the watch and include the name of the inhabitant with whom the little prince is currently passing the time.
A king who rules over a fictitious realm, a businessman who believes he owns the stars, a geographer who never leaves his desk: having abandoned his own tiny asteroid in search of a friend, the little prince meets various inhabitants of other planets who lead strange lives.
IWC Schaffhausen has taken this journey through the universe from Antoine de Saint-Exupérys “The Little Prince” as a reason to crown the new Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW371807) with an enchanting mechanism. “Our partnership with the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation has already inspired us to create many Pilot’s Watch special editions,” says Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. “And since the tale of ‘The Little Prince’ celebrated its 70th birthday two years ago, we’ve also dedicated a number of models to the title figure. This latest version not only has an impressive split-seconds mechanism but also a rather whimsical star element that might not be noticed at first glance.”
The case, in stainless steel with a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields, measures 44mm x 17mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal (secured against displacement by drops in air pressure) and is water resistant to 60 meters.
Movement is the Swiss automatic IWC in-house claiber 79420 with 29 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 44 hours. It features a split-seconds complication.
The dial is midnight blue, with hands and appliqués coated with SuperLuminova and a gold-plated star display.
It comes on a matte brown calfskin strap with decorative beige stitching and a steel buckle.
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