IWC Post-SIHH Pilot’s Watches 2016 event
It was a great pleasure to attend the post-SIHH Pilot’s Watches 2016 event at The China Clipper on 30/F of The Peninsula Hotel.
This was a ‘close up’ introduction where everyone could hold and even wear any wristwatch!
In this article, we will look into 3 beautiful models.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Le Petit Prince
I am so delighted to hold and try the different IWC luxury watches. The one that catches my very first attention is the IWC Big Pilot Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”, it is a limited edition of 250 watches worldwide. The beauty of it is the see-through sapphire-glass back, which showcases the little prince standing on his tiny asteroid – the rotor
– and staring at the heavens with wide-open eyes. Free-standing, and acting to a certain extent as a counterweight, the hero of the tale rotates too, the movement an image reflecting the little prince’s odyssey. It takes him from one unusual
inhabitant to the next, until finally he lands back on his home planet with his beloved rose.
IWC-manufactured calibre 52850
Frequency 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Power reserve 7 days (168 h)
Materials 18-carat red gold case, blue dial, dark brown calfskin strap by Santoni, 18-carat red gold folding clasp
Glass Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant 6 bar
Diameter 46 mm
Height 15.5 mm