Thursday, April 23, 2015

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petit Prince” Red Gold Limited Edition (Ref. IW500909)

The IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Edition ''Le Petit Prince'' pays tribute to one of the best-selling books in literary history, written by legendary writer, pilot and adventurer Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Since 2006, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has maintained a cordial partnership with Saint-Exupery’s heirs and their charitable organization, the Antoine de Saint-Exupery Youth Foundation.
First introduced in 2014 with a stainless steel case, the Big Pilot's Watch Edition ''Le Petit Prince'' (Ref. IW500909) is now also available in an 18-carat red gold case. Limited to 250 watches, the timepiece has a 7-day power reserve and elegant sun-pattern finish. The back engraving shows the little prince in his never ending battle with the baobab tree seedlings, which, if allowed to take root, would split his tiny planet in pieces.
Technical details
Functions
Power reserve display
Date display
Central hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 51111
Mechanical movement with Pellaton automatic winding system
Frequency: 21,600 A/h / 3 Hz
Jewels: 42
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Glucydur® beryllium alloy balance
Breguet spring

Case, dial and strap
Case and folding clasp in 18-carat red gold, midnight blue dial, gold-plated hands and indices, coated with Super-LumiNova®, brown calfskin strap with quilted stitching
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides, withstands drops in air pressure
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Case height: 16 mm
Screw-in crown
Special engraving of the little prince on case back

Edition
Limited edition of 250 watches

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