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IWC Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition "Antoine de Saint Exupéry"

IWC enriches its Pilot's Watches collection with new models designed to accompany pilots while they're flying.

IWC Schaffhausen unveils four new models in the Pilot’s Watch collection: the Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Antoine de Saint Exupéry”, the Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage, available with a case in either titanium or bronze, and the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Heritage. Today, let's discover the latest special edition created in honour of the French pilot and author.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Antoine de Saint Exupéry” is limited to 250 pieces: in 18-carat red gold with a brown dial and gold-plated hands (Ref. IW502706).

The tobacco brown dial and the brown calfskin strap with decorative white stitching are reminiscent of the pilot suits from the era of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The annual calendar displays the month, date and day in three separate windows and only requires adjustment once a year, at the end of February. The IWC-manufactured calibre 52850 boasts a Pellaton winding system with components in virtually wear-free ceramic and generates a 7-day power reserve in two barrels.

Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition

Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Antoine de Saint Exupéry” © IWC

A special feature of this watch is the rotor in solid 18-carat red gold in the form of a Lightning P-38: it was in this particular model of aircraft that Saint-Exupéry took off on a reconnaissance flight across the Mediterranean from which he never returned. This watch is just the latest in a series of timepieces created by IWC to highlight its long-standing partnership with the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation.

Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition

Case back view with the rotor in the form of a Lightning P-38 © IWC

The new models are available from November 2017 in IWC boutiques and from authorised IWC retailers.

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With a clear emphasis on technology and development, IWC Schaffhausen has been manufacturing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. Its philosophy, based on a passion for watchmaking, aims to maintain a spirit of indefatigable initiative and impeccable craftsmanship.

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