Yesterday, in the boutique of the Spanish Steps in Rome, IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the 70th birthday of the famous story “The Little Prince” with the launch of two special editions limited edition dedicated to it: the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince “in a limited edition of 270 pieces in red gold and the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII edition” Le Petit Prince “in a limited edition of 1,000 steel specimens. Pierfrancesco Favino occasion he read excerpts from The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupéry. In this way, the Swiss watch manufacturer pays tribute to one of the best selling books in the history of literature, from the pen of the legendary writer, pilot and explorer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The renowned Schaffhausen-based manufacturer already maintains partnerships since 2006 with the heirs of De Saint-Exupéry and their charitable foundation Antoine de Saint-Exupérypour la Jeunesse.
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The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” combines the finest watchmaking craftsmanship with the extreme elegance. This new special edition offers a rich array of technical refinements, most notably the manufacture caliber 51613 with Pellaton automatic winding system and power reserve of seven days. The latter is displayed in a separate counter at “3 o’clock” that lets you keep an eye on the high efficiency of its performance movement. A movement can develop all the energy needed to operate many mechanical complications such as the perpetual calendar with date, day of week, month and year in four digits. All complications are easily manageable with the winding crown and operate automatically. The perpetual calendar will require the intervention of a watchmaker in 2100 only because this year, deviating from the usual four-year cycle, will not be a leap year. The blue dial Night combines the typical design in the cockpit-style with refined indications of the perpetual calendar. The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” introduces for the first time in the family of the Big Pilot’s Watches from IWC the moon phase. A classic complication in this special edition offers the moon decorated with the silhouette of the Little Prince in the act of observing the heavens from his tiny planet, referring back to the well-known image drawn by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for the best-known cover of his work . The rotor with 18-carat gold medallion takes up the same subject and is visible through the sapphire glass case back. On the rotor it is engraved with the original title of the first edition of the book: “LE PETIT PRINCE”. The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” is available in a limited edition of 270 pieces in red gold. This best swiss made fake watch is sold with a fine volume that contains two precious rarities, produced in an exclusive design for IWC: the reissue of the first original edition in English entitled “The Little Prince” and the reproduction of the original manuscript, in French, of “The Petit Prince “.
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The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII Edition “Le Petit Prince” corresponds in all respects to the ideal of the classical Pilot’s Watch signed IWC Schaffhausen. With its synthesis of form and function, it embodies fundamental values such as manufacturing precision, reliability and authentic look by on-board instrumentation. Similarly to the latter, the midnight blue dial design is focused on the essential, thus giving the highest priority to readability. Even the date of this model IWC designers have focused on a look in the cockpit style: the date window fact contains the digits arranged in vertical reminiscent of an altimeter. The day is indicated by a triangular pointer. As a refined detail and homage to the Little Prince, a small star acts as a counterweight to the second hand: remember that before exploring the Earth from the young wheat-colored hair was the ruler of a tiny asteroid. Water-resistant to 6 bar, the cheap replica watch is powered by a 30110 caliber automatic movement and has a power reserve of 42 hours. In terms of accuracy and robustness, the Mark XVII – like all his predecessors – meets the typical requirements of professional Pilot’s Watches from Schaffhausen. With the soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields and the sapphire crystal in air pressure, it is linked to the tradition of its historical role model, the legendary Mark 11 forties. The case back is decorated with an engraving of the Little Prince standing on his tiny asteroid with its fluttering scarf around his neck. The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII Edition “Le Petit Prince Steel” is available in a limited edition of 1,000 copies.
COMMITTED TO THE FUTURE
“Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is still a model of courage, adventurous spirit, tenacity and passion,” says Georges Kern, CEO of IWC. “His willingness to take action and change things is exemplary. As a company that cares about social responsibility, IWC is proud to be partners of the foundation from 2006 Antoine de Saint-Exupery pour la Jeunesse, which aims to promote humanitarian ideals of the great French writer. “For example, the foundation works closely with the ‘NGO Sipar that in Cambodia sets up school libraries and mobile libraries traveling to “supply” of books even more dislocated areas. “The kids in Cambodia lacks the basic things; among other things, to many of them it is prevented from going to school and consequently they can not read. Along with Sipar and the foundation Antoine de Saint-Exupery pour la Jeunesse, IWC replica watch has opened a library in Cambodia in 2009. The statement in fact is the key to combat illiteracy – and with this the library wanted to make a contribution in this sense . Now we devote the next chapter to build a school, “so Georges Kern, CEO of IWC, said the existing library and the next project for the construction of a school. Thanks to this co-operation and support of IWC Schaffhausen, the village of Roluos, in Siem Reap province, will soon have a new school. Part of the proceeds
the sale of special editions Big Pilot’s replica Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”, and Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII Edition “Le Petit Prince” will be donated directly to the Foundation to advance its projects and combat illiteracy in the world. In line with what he wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “The important thing is not to predict the future but make it possi-ble.”
THE IWC TRIBUTE TO ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY
Since the beginning of his collaboration with the heirs of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, IWC pays tribute to this extraordinary writer and pilot with a special edition of the Pilot’s Watches. In the early years of this partnership, the Pilot’s Watch launched a limited edition and special engravings celebrated her works closely linked to the era of aviation pioneering. So in 2006 the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph has paid tribute to the novel “Night Flight”. In 2007, the Pilot’s Watch Automatic was instead dedicated to the exciting work “Southern Courier”, while in 2008 the Pilot’s Watch UTC recalled the poetic novel “Land of men.” In 2009 and 2010, IWC launched the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry as a tribute to the entire work of the great writer. For the sought special edition of 2011, manufacturing presented the rare and prestigious Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar, while in 2012, the year dedicated by IWC to Pilot’s Watches, was the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry to celebrate the passionate pilot, French writer and humanist. In 2013 IWC focuses on one of the most well known and beloved characters of children’s literature: the Little Prince. Even seventy years after his birth, the child from the golden hair passionate around the world involving adults and children on an unforgettable journey.
BIG PILOT’S WATCH PERPETUAL CALENDAR EDITION “LE PETIT PRINCE”
Mechanical movement – automatic charging system Pellaton – 7-day driving range at full charge – Indication of power reserve – perpetual calendar with indication of the date, day of week, month, four-digit year and moon phases – Double moon with silhouette the Little Prince – Small seconds with stop function – Rocker made Glucydur® * – Spiral Breguet – Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion and engraving of the Little Prince – screw crown – limited edition of 270 copies
Frequency 21,600 A / h / 3 Hz
Power reserve 7 days (168 h)
Case materials and folding clasp in 18K red gold, midnight blue dial, hands and indexes with gold surface coated with Super-LumiNova® *, strap in brown calf leather and stitching
Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water resistance 6 bar
Diameter 46 mm
Thickness 16 mm
PILOT’S WATCH MARK XVII EDITION “LE PETIT PRINCE”
Mechanical movement – Automatic winding – Dater – central second with stop function – soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields – screw crown – Glass in air pressure – Case back engraved with the Little Prince – Limited edition of 1,000 copies
Frequency 28,800 A / h / 4 Hz
Power reserve 42 h
Materials stainless steel case, midnight blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and indices with surface coated with Super-LumiNova® *, strap in brown calf leather and stitching, buckle steel
Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water resistance 6 bar
Diameter 41 mm
Thickness 11 mm