PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPHE EDITION ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPÉRY
IWC Schaffhausen is using the anniversary of Antoine de Saint- Exupéry’s memorable first flight as an occasion to dedicate its sixth special edition to his memory: the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry in 18-carat red gold (Ref. 387805) in a limited edition of 500 watches. For connoisseurs, the tobacco-coloured dial and calfskin strap with its cream-coloured quilted stitching immediately identify the chronograph as a typical “Saint Ex”.
Developed and manufactured exclusively by IWC, the 89361-calibre movement is a technical masterpiece. It displays long periods of times on a single subdial. A special engraving embellishes the back of the watch. It depicts the last aircraft Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ever flew, a Lightning P-38. It was on 31 July 1944 that “Saint-Ex” took off in a machine like this to carry out a reconnaissance mission over occupied France and never returned. In 2003, wreckage from his Lightning was salvaged from the Mediterranean Sea near Marseille.
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