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.

IW500916

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

You may return your purchase via FedEx to the Customer Contact Center within thirty (30) days of receipt for exchange or a refund to the original credit card.

IWC will accept products returned to us within thirty (30) days of the date of the delivery, in its original packaging in a new and unused state, with all materials and documents included and in accordance with the Conditions of Sale.

Personalized IWC products (engraved or otherwise) cannot be returned to IWC for exchange or refund. All returns will be subject to strict Quality Control (QC) by IWC to ensure that the returned products satisfy these requirements. If the products do not meet QC standards, IWC will refuse the return, and the products will be sent back to the Customer or the Gift Recipient, as applicable. If the returned product satisfies Quality Control (QC), IWC will proceed with the applicable refund or exchange.

 

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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

  • Stainless steel 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.

IWC Holiday Gift with Purchase

IWC Holiday Gift with Purchase

With over 550 pages and weighing in at 4.4kg, our history has been comprehensively chronicled like never before in "IWC Schaffhausen. Engineering Time since 1868." It combines the craftsmanship of fine watchmaking with the narrative art of the best-selling author Paulo Coelho and the imagination of the artist Enki Bilal. For a limited time period only, IWC is offering “IWC Schaffhausen. Engineering Time since 1868,” a classic collector’s book and artistic masterpiece ($250 USD value), with every watch purchase.* *The Gift with Purchase offer (“offer”) is open only to legal residents of the United States eighteen (18) years of age or older or who have attained the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. The offer is valid for web and concierge phone purchases of at least one designated watch from November 24, 2017 until December 22, 2017, or whenever the gift items are exhausted. Returns must be accompanied by the gift item. Images of gifts are stock images and actual gifts may vary. Purchasers may not select which gift they receive. The gift will be sent in a separate shipment from the designated watch purchase.

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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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