Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petite Prince”.
Ref. 5009: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential i s invisible to the eye.” These words have assumed a meaning beyond their literal sense. And when Antoine de SaintExupéry put them into the mouth of his little prince, he probably knew already that we need only turn our hearts to the stars i n all their brilliance to recognize our dreams. Making them come true, however, calls for men with the courage of a Saint-exupéry. By becoming a professional pilot, he not only fulfilled a boyhood dream but was also inspired by flying to write his literary masterpiece and international bestseller, “The Little Prince”. Reason enough for IWC to honour his life’s work with the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petite Prince”. The watch has a chapter ring recalling the elegantly reduced design of the cockpit instrumentation in classic aircraft. An image of the little prince, whose imagination, sincerity and openness took people’s hearts by storm, is taken up as an engraving on the back of the case. In the same way that Saint-exupéry – pilot, poet, and pioneer – gifted the world a story that tells of human strength and goodness, IWC gives us this watch as a reminder to live out our dreams.