IW500916

Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petit Prince”

The iconic Big Pilot's Watch is now also available with a midnight blue dial and special engraving on the case back as a tribute to the famous story of the little prince.

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  • Automatic, self-winding
  • Brown calfskin strap by Santoni
  • Diameter 46.2 MM

This watch is available in different materials and colours

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THE STORY

The 46-millimetre Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petit Prince” features the IWC-manufactured 51111-calibre movement, which has a 7-day power reserve. Within no time at all, the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system build up a power reserve of over 7 days, before the movement is mechanically brought to a halt by a complex train in the power reserve after exactly 168 hours. The power reserve display at “3 o’clock” provides a reliable indication of the time remaining until the movement comes to a stop. The Big Pilot’s Watch has a date display at “6 o’clock” and the central seconds essential in any watch used for flying. With its soft-iron inner case, it is optimally shielded against the influence of magnetic fields. This Pilot’s Watch has an engraving on the rear of the little prince with his cape and sword.

Specifications

case

  • Diameter 46.2 MM
  • Height 15.8 MM
  • Screw in crown
  • Water resistance 6 bar

Movement

  • 51111 Calibre
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • Frequency 21600.0 vph (3.0 hz)
  • 42 Jewels
  • 168 hours Power Reserve
  • IWC-manufactured movement
  • Côtes de Genève, perlage

Features

  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • 7 days power reserve
  • Power reserve display
  • Date display
  • Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • Central hacking seconds

dial

  • Blue dial with luminescence

Strap

  • Brown calfskin strap by Santoni
Petit Prince

Petit Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s story “The Little Prince” has been translated into over 300 languages and is considered to be the most famous work written by the French flying pioneer and author. In the book, he tells of the journey of the little prince to seven planets, and of the inhabitants of these planets: the king, the vain man, the drunkard, the businessman, the lamplighter, the geographer and the rose to which the little prince returns after his odyssey. As part of the cooperation with the descendants of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, IWC has been creating exclusive special edition Pilot’s Watch models as tributes to the wonderful story since 2013. These models all feature a trademark blue dial. For Saint-Exupéry, writing and flying were two sides of the same coin, which makes these special editions – the perfect symbiosis of poetry and technology – fitting tributes to his life and work.

Calibre Family 50000

Calibre Family 50000

It needs winding only once a week: the 50000-calibre family features the efficient Pellaton pawl-winding system with a 7-day power reserve and a Breguet spring for maximum precision.

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