IWC – Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight”
The famous pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry vanished over the Mediterranean on his last surveillance trip for the Free French Air Force in July 1944. IWC commemorates a long time since the last trip of the celebrated French blue-blood, essayist, artist, and spearheading pilot with three unique restricted editions of its signature Pilot’s Watch model.
The new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” is described by an earthy colored artistic case produced using silicon nitride, an earthy colored dial and a calfskin lash in a similar tone. The tone is suggestive of the tobacco shade of the flying suit that Saint-Exupery was used to wear.
The superior earthenware silicon nitride material used for the case has a few outstanding properties such as extraordinary warmth opposition, unusual hardness, consumption obstruction and low mileage. The enormous case has a measurement of 46 mm, a thickness of 16.5 mm and offers water protection from 6 bar.
Pushbuttons, crown and case back make a differentiation with the remainder of the watch. They are accessible in titanium (1,700 pieces – Ref. IW388004), in red gold (170 pieces – Ref. IW388006) or in platinum (17 pieces – Ref. IW388005).
The automatic chronograph development is the IWC-manufactured type 89361 featuring an hour and minute aggregator on a subdial at 12 o’clock, a flyback function and little hacking seconds at 6 o’clock. The development beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour guaranteeing 68 hours of force hold.
The rear of the watch is engraved with an uncommon picture commemorating the 70th commemoration of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s last flight. A similar theme is embellished in the cowhide case used for the bundling of the watch.
In November, Sotheby’s Geneva will auction one of the platinum models. IWC will give the whole continues to the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation which will help the Hospital Pequeno Príncipe in Curitiba, Brazil’s biggest children’s medical clinic had practical experience in complex heart activities and disease therapy, to make a library for its young patients in the hospital’s sporting facility.