IWC Schaffhausen and retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons have jointly announced the opening of the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer’s newest boutique in the Middle East, located at the iconic Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. The event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. To celebrate the new opening, a special Pilot’s Watch exhibition will be on display in the boutique from 16 to 22 October, introducing watch lovers to the world of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches.
Another highlight on display at the new boutique is the Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW502701), which marks IWC’s first integration of the annual calendar complication into a Pilot’s Watch. The solid gold rotor of the Pellaton automatic winding system revolves eccentrically around its axis and shows the little prince – the main character of Saint-Exupéry’s famous novel – standing on his asteroid and gazing at the stars. The 18-carat red gold watch is powered by the IWC manufactured 52850 calibre and limited to just 250 pieces.