Schaffhausen, May 19, 2015-IWC Schaffhausen launches a new pilot chronograph watch ‘Little Prince’ special edition, with its originality The astrolabe week shows you as you embark on an interstellar journey with the little prince. The inner circle of the dial is arranged around seven planets, and a golden light blooms every day, symbolizing that the famous little prince described by Anthony Saint Exupery visited a new planet on his interstellar journey. The back of the watch is also engraved with the seven planets and is marked with the names of the inhabitants of each planet where the little prince stays.
A king who wants to rule a territory that doesn’t exist; a businessman who thinks he owns the entire universe; a geographer who never leaves his writing desk—from his little planet to find friends The little prince, on his journey, encountered a variety of strange characters from other planets. This interstellar journey described in Anthony Saint Exupery’s most successful literary work, The Little Prince, became the source of inspiration for IWC. Inspired by it, IWC has carefully crafted a new Pilot’s Watch Chronograph ‘Little Prince’ special model (model: IW371807) with charming mechanical functions. ‘The collaboration with the Anthony Saint-Exupery Youth Foundation provides inspiration for several of our special edition pilot watches,’ said Georges Kern, chief executive of IWC. ‘Since the book’ Little Prince ‘celebrated its 70th anniversary two years ago, we have introduced many different models to pay tribute to the young heroes in the story. The special edition not only has an exquisite needle-tracking device, but also a childlike star-like element. Maybe it doesn’t look strange at first glance, but it is very subtle.
Light up magical stars every day
On the night blue dial with a unique cockpit design, a surprising planet-jumping dial runs as a week displayed in a thin line ring in the center of the dial. On this glamorous week display, a different glittering golden star is lit every day. However, the days of the week do not change in a particular order, and the flashing Venus looks as if it is jumping randomly at seven different positions on the dial. The hollow planet on the dial symbolizes the planet the little prince once visited. The names of these planets and the people who inhabit them are engraved on the bottom of the watch in the same order on the dial: the king, the vanity admirer, the alcoholic, the merchant, the lighter, the geographer, and the rose that the little prince will remember -After ending his adventure, the little prince returned to Rose. At the bottom of the table, it can be a fun experience to trace the planet this little boy with wheat-colored blonde hair is visiting. The center of the case is also decorated with a portrait of the little prince. The wearer can make the golden stars jump to another position by turning the crown. In other words, which star on the dial blinks on seven days of the week is entirely up to the wearer.
The chase time starts!
The complication of the chronograph hand also now has a place in the ‘Little Prince’ special edition series of the pilot watch series. Chase chronograph, also known as rattrapante, is a watchmaking challenge that is often underestimated. With two superimposed chronograph seconds hands, the wearer can accurately record split times in as little as one minute. The fascination of the special edition of the pilot’s chase chronograph ‘Little Prince’ is that it not only has all the technical characteristics of the pilot’s watch, but also has a poetic design element. The powerful features of this watch include self-winding, time, date, star-shaped week display with jumping, small second hand with stop device, 12-hour cumulative chronograph function, hand tracking function, and stable assembly to withstand sudden steps The pressure-reduced double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glass mirror also includes the strong antimagnetic protection provided by the soft iron inner case of the IWC pilot watch. The night blue dial reflects the elegant sportsmanship of this watch. The hands and scales are treated with Super-LumiNova® *, which ensures clear reading even at night. The lettering on the bottom of the table clearly indicates that the watch is limited to 1000 pieces. The Pilot’s Chronograph Chronograph “Little Prince” comes with a brown matte calfskin strap with beige stitching.
Pilot’s Chase Chronograph Watch “Little Prince” Special Edition Model IW371807
Mechanical chronograph movement
Hours, minutes and seconds
Calculating split time
Planetary Jump Day Display
Small second hand with stop
Antimagnetic soft iron inner shell
The glass watch is assembled firmly and can withstand the sudden drop of air pressure without loosening
Limited to 1000 pieces
Vibration frequency: 28800 times / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 44 hours
Winding: automatic winding
Material: Stainless steel case, night blue dial, hands and scales Super-LumiNova® *, gold plated star dial, brown matte calfskin strap with beige stitching, stainless steel pin buckle
Table mirror: double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Water resistance: 6 bar
Diameter: 44 mm
Case thickness: 17mm