Already for the sixth time, IWC a watch edition dedicated pilot and writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry. The Schaffhausen factory presented since 2006 in the rhythm of the year a watch model that is reminiscent of the French crashed in 1944 over the Mediterranean Sea.
Typical look also for the sixth “Saint ex”: pilot’s watch Edition Antoine de Saint-Exupéry-vo IWC chronograph
For the new, limited to 500 copies Special Edition, the designers have chosen the Aviator chronograph with the in-house self-winding caliber 89361. Tabakfarbenes dial with solarisation and a leather band with cream-white stitching belong to the permanent repertoire of “Saint ex”-editions, such as the number of their fans now called. Solid pink gold was used for the body, what ensures a lush weight of the clock with a diameter of 43 mm. The finish of the case, replace the glossy, semi-gloss and structured elements is particularly successful. The engraved contours of a lightning P-38, the last plane of Saint-Exupery adorn the case back. The combination of red gold, whose elaborate processing and low Edition is noticeable in the price of the watch. 29 600 euros to invest poetically minded watch enthusiasts for the special model.
, The aviation theme complex is one of the cornerstones of IWC. Since 1936, the company already produces watches that are adapted to the specific requirements of the aircraft. The current Mark XVIIist diverse family of watches is a legitimate heir of this first pilot’s Watch, which become extremely part one. The well presented special model is an offshoot of this family and with some of the in-house technical developments provided, representing an IWC watch–for example, an anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal, which is protected against sudden pressure drops, flying.
The underbody of the Edition features an engraving of the last plane of Saint-Exupery
The name of Antoine de Saint Exupéry is linked since early 2006 with IWC. At the time, the remains of the plane wreck found in 2003 before Marseille by Saint-Exupéry were exhibited in Paris. The exhibition was the first joint project by IWC and the succession Antoine de Saint Exupéry – d’Agay. Until today, the Schaffhausen watch company with the society, which goes back to an initiative of the descendants of the passionate flier cooperates. With you ensuring, that the intellectual heritage of Saint-Exupéry’s remains. Also, IWC is involved also in the charitable arm of the succession and the Foundation Antoine de Saint Exupéry helps pour la jeunesse, helps the world’s young people who grow up in difficult and often hostile environments.