First introduced in 2014 with a stainless steel case, the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition ”Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW500909) from IWC Schaffhausen 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 into pieces. With the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition ”Le Petit Prince”, IWC Schaffhausen 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.
IWC-manufactured calibre 51111
Frequency 21,600 A/h / 3 Hz
Power reserve 7 days (168 h)
Materials 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