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.

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