IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Limited Edition Antoine de Saint-Exupery Ref. 3717

A watch for poets and pilots

IWC is dedicating a limited edition pilot’s watch to pilot and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery to mark the 75th anniversary of his novel “Night Flight”, first published in 1931. This figure also represents the number of watches in the limited edition: 1630 in stainless steel, 250 in 18 ct. rose gold, 50 in 18 ct. white gold and one – in this case, not for sale – in platinum. This watch will be auctioned for a good cause at the end of 2006, together with a copy of the first edition of “Night Flight” with a handwrittedn dedication by the author. The special edition is a professional pilot’s watch whose tobacco-coloured dial is set off by small silver-plated inner dials. The hour counter disc contains the initial “A” from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s signature. The back of the case features an engraved portrait of the pilot in his flying suit. Each watch is supplied with a copy of “Night Flight” that also contains hitherto unpublished illustrative material. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, whose job as a pilot often took him into extremely dangerous situations, would have loved this timepiece.

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