IWC Schaffhausen, the renowned Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, has recently released the Limited-Edition Big Pilot’s Watch 43. This masterpiece pays homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic literary work and is a testament to the brand’s commitment to combining poetry and engineering in their timepieces.
Limited to just 300 pieces, the IWC Schaffhausen Limited-Edition Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Tourbillon Le Petit Prince boasts a striking 18-carat Armor Gold® case that not only exudes opulence but also exceptional durability. The deep blue dial with a radiant sunray finish sets the stage for gold-plated hands and appliques, which come to life in the dark with their Super-LumiNova® glow. This exquisite watch comes with a brown calfskin strap and an 18-carat Armor Gold® folding clasp for the ultimate in comfort and style.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the flying minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock, which not only mesmerizes with its constant rotation but also enhances accuracy by countering the effects of gravity. Powered by the IWC-manufactured 82905 caliber movement, this tourbillon features 56 parts and weighs a mere 0.663 grams, showcasing the pinnacle of watchmaking craftsmanship. Additionally, the rotor is a visual delight, taking the shape of “The Little Prince” standing on his asteroid—a fitting tribute to the literary masterpiece.
The IWC Schaffhausen Limited-Edition Big Pilot’s Watch 43 is a remarkable fusion of artistry and precision, celebrating the 10th anniversary of IWC’s “Le Petit Prince” editions. Priced at $86,250, it’s an exclusive and collectible timepiece that encapsulates the essence of luxury and storytelling, available through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners, or online at IWC.com. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of horological history that transcends time and literature.
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