Two Editions To Support The Cause Of Public Welfare Large Pilot Perpetual Calendar ‘anthony Saint Exupery’ Special Edition Pilot Chase Chronograph ‘anthony Saint Exupery’ Special Edition ## # —-

Swiss watchmaker IWC launched a special edition of the large-scale pilot’s perpetual calendar watch ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ and a special edition of the pilot’s chronograph watch ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’, Pay tribute to this great humanitarian and pioneering pilot. The watch’s iconic tobacco dial and calfskin strap are reminiscent of the flight suits worn by Saint Exupéry that year. The designer therefore inherits the brand tradition of IWC and makes it easy to recognize.

   There is no doubt: watches played an important role in the era of flying pioneers where Anthony Saint Exupery was. For example, in his novel Nachtflug, published in 1931, he described his experience as a Patagonien postal pilot: ‘Time passes by every second. […] One said: ‘1:40. The fuel has reached the lower limit. It can no longer continue to fly.’ ‘Not only do postal aircraft struggle with extremely limited flight times, they must also be connected to natural disasters, technical failures, and incomplete communications Fight. If Anthony Saint Exupery knew that 85 years later, IWC would be proud to introduce its watch. Since the partnership between IWC and the Anthony Saint-Exupéry Foundation in 2005, the tobacco dial and calfskin strap have been the special edition of Anthony Saint-Exupéry. Changing characteristics. In the name of this great humanitarian, this unique color theme has since become a manifestation of the spirit of precision timepieces and technological innovation. The special edition ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ (model: IW503801), a large pilot’s perpetual calendar watch, and the special edition ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ (model: IW371808), pilot watch With leather strap with beige stitching. At the same time, the name of this watch also reflects the charity of IWC. The Anthony Saint-Exupery Foundation and its global partners work together to help young people around the world growing up in difficult and harsh environments. Part of IWC’s watch sales proceeds will go to this foundation and its partner organizations.
Eternal Perpetual Calendar

   The special edition of the large-scale pilot’s perpetual calendar watch ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ is full of outstanding technological innovations. The perpetual calendar not only shows the cycle of the moon, but also has hours, minutes, seconds, date, day of the week, month, and four-digit year display. This device is mechanically set, all display functions can be automatically advanced forward, and can take into account the length of different months before 2100, even all leap days in the Gregorian calendar, without any adjustment. However, for non-leap years like 2100 and 2200, leap days (for example, February 29, 2100) should be skipped, at which point the watchmaker needs to manually adjust the calendar on March 1. If the watch is stopped because it has not been worn for a long time, all displays can be easily adjusted by pushing the crown forward.

   Anthony Saint Exupery once wrote: ‘Don’t expect anything from people who are busy just for their current life, not forever.’-He can definitely enjoy unlimited fun with this watch and its creator. . Because although it is called the permanent moon phase profit and loss display, one day of correction must be made after 577.5 years.

   The polished texture of the bezel and dial highlights the high quality of the watch. The conical crown is reminiscent of the era of flying pioneers, when pilots, including Anthony Saint Exupery, had to use gloves to operate instruments in the cold cockpit. The rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, scales are treated with light-emitting materials, and the red, pointed tips of the date, day and month hands are reminiscent of cockpit instruments. The 52610 movement from the new IWC-manufactured movement series 52000 is used for the first time in pilot watches. Integrating the power of two barrels, the movement provides a power reserve of up to seven days and drives additional functions and displays. The Bieleton winding system with two-way winding is equipped with a newly developed ceramic pawl to ensure maximum spring tension under normal wear. The power reserve display at the ‘3 o’clock’ position of the dial is combined with the date display and moves counterclockwise to indicate ‘1’ to ‘7’ (days), thereby displaying the winding state of the movement.

   The subtle movement design can be seen through its transparent sapphire glass back. The innovations of the movement series are clearly visible, such as: dual barrels, improved Pellaton winding system made of black and white ceramic materials, blue steel screws, and rich decoration on the bridge Pattern. The oscillating weight is made of pure 18K red gold and is engraved with ‘EDITIONSAINTEXUPÉRY’. The engraving of ‘ONEOUTOF750’ represents the distinguished status of this special edition limited edition of 750 pieces. The pin on the center of the oscillating weight is decorated with the letter ‘A’ for Anthony Saint Exupery. The 46mm stainless steel case is water-resistant to 6 bar, and the glass mirror is firmly assembled to withstand sudden pressure drops. Loose. The special edition of the large-scale pilot’s perpetual calendar watch ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ is equipped with a brown Santoni calfskin strap, decorated with unique stitching, reminiscent of Anthony Saint Exupery’s flight suit.

Chronograph chronograph also decorated with the initial A

   The Lockheed P-38 Lightning Fighter is engraved on the bottom of the special edition of the pilot’s chase chronograph ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ (model: IW371808). The poet and flight pioneer Anthony Saint Exupery flew this aircraft and performed his last reconnaissance mission over Southern France on July 31, 1944. Anyone who has observed the cockpit of the P-38 aircraft will be surprised by the clarity of many of the instrument layouts. The circular display is large and neatly arranged. Light-colored hands and scales are coated with a luminous coating, which can be clearly distinguished day and night against a dark background. The switches and buttons are ergonomically designed. These statements can also be used to describe pilot chronograph watches. IWC launched a special edition of a limited edition of 1,000 watches in 2016.

   A total of seven hands and a date display with the day of the week are subtly integrated on the brown dial of the chronograph chronograph, which not only highlights the appearance of the instrument but also guarantees legibility. The hands are reminiscent of the shape of a propeller blade, completely covered with luminescent material, with two exceptions: the red tip of the chronograph second hand and the chase hands. The term Rattrapante refers to the mechanism of catching the hands of the main chronograph hand on a catching chronograph. Unlike the ordinary chronograph, the chase chronograph has two hands that can be activated at the same time. The chase second hand is superimposed on the main chronograph hand. Pressing the third button at the ’10 o’clock’ position, the chase second hand can stop alone, while the main chronograph hand continues to run. This allows the user to record two times within a minute to the second. Press the chase button again, and the chase second hand will catch up with the chronograph second hand and run synchronously with it to record a new time. This function originally originated from the aviation industry, and the aircraft must complete a certain curve radius flight within a certain time.

   Up and down totalizer can read up to 12 hours of accumulated time. The eternal small seconds hand indicating the operation of the watch is, as always, located in the small dial at ‘9 o’clock’. The small dial at ‘6 o’clock’ bears the initial ‘A’ of the name of Anthony Saint Exupery. The sunburst pattern gives the brown dial a metallic sheen. The 79420 chronograph movement achieves the perfect mechanical performance of the watch. The 44mm stainless steel case is carefully crafted by hand, and its crystallization is the dynamic alternation of polished and satin-finished surfaces. Pilot chronograph wristwatches have all the features needed for a flight watch: a soft iron inner case protects the watch from magnetic fields, and a sapphire glass mirror can withstand sudden pressure drops. The brown Santoni calf leather strap keeps the watch firmly on the wrist.

Anthony Saint Exupery Foundation

   The Anthony Saint-Exupéry Foundation, with the support of the French Foundation, was founded by descendants of Anthony Saint-Exupéry and his admirers in aviation and literature to promote this great French writer Humanitarian spirit. The foundation works with companies with shared values ​​and ideals to help disadvantaged youth around the world, and broadly supports and funds a range of initiatives and activities that provide education and training for youth in their localities. Guide them to find self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment at work, make them realize that they are part of the community, encourage them to find satisfaction at work, and understand their culture through reading and writing.

Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ Special Edition

Model IW503801

Technical characteristics

Mechanical movement – ​​Pellaton automatic winding system – Power reserve display – Perpetual calendar and perpetual calendar moon phase profit and loss display with date, week, month and four-digit year display – Small seconds with stop device – No trimmer Glucydur® * Balance wheel with fine-tuning screws on the rim of the balance wheel – Breguet hairspring – 18K red gold oscillating weight – Screw-in crown – The glass mirror is firmly assembled and can withstand sudden pressure drops without loosening – transparent sapphire glass Bottom – Limited edition of 750 pieces

Movement

Caliber 52610
Vibration frequency: 28800 times / 4 Hz
54 jewels
Power reserve 7 days (168 hours)
Automatic winding

Watch

Material Model IW503801: Stainless steel case, tobacco dial, brown Santoni calfskin strap, stainless steel folding clasp
Double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Water resistance 6 bar
46 mm diameter
Thickness 15.5 mm
Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ Special Edition

Model IW371808

Technical characteristics

Mechanical chronograph movement – ​​Date and day display – Hour, minute and second chronograph function – Small second hand with stop device – Tracking hand for calculating the split time – Soft iron inner case protects the movement from magnetic field effects – Screw-in Crown – the glass is firmly assembled to withstand the sudden drop in air pressure without loosening – the specially engraved case back – limited edition of 1,000

Movement

Caliber 79420
Vibration frequency: 28800 times / 4 Hz
29 jewels
Power reserve 44 hours
Automatic winding

Watch

Material Model IW371808: stainless steel case, tobacco dial, brown Santoni calfskin strap, stainless steel folding clasp
Double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Water resistance 6 bar
44 mm diameter
Thickness 17 mm