The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” Story
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” has all the typical qualities of a high-performance watch: precision, functionality and reliability. The robust 79320-calibre chronograph movement handles single stop times and aggregate timing up to 12 hours and is optimally shielded against the influence of magnetic fields thanks to its soft-iron inner case. It features the trademark midnight blue dial. The watch is water-resistant to 6 bar and is sold with an elegant stainless-steel bracelet. This Pilot’s Watch has an engraving on the rear of the little prince with his cape and sword.
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.