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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: IW500908
    Case No: 3'969'151
    Model Name: Big Pilot Le Petite Prince
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 51111, 42 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown IWC calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel IWC folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 46 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With IWC International Warranty dated 1 June 2015, polishing cloth, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    IWC Schaffhausen introduced their first special pilot's watch in 1936. The present pilot's watch is the fourth watch paying homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupery and his legendary book 'Le Petit Prince'. Limited to 1,000 pieces only, the watch features the typical midnight blue dial, an impressive 7-day power reserve and date. The case back is engraved with the little prince with his coat and sword. Offered in like new condition, the watch fully meets the requirements of a professional pilot's watch.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1868

    With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining high precision with masculine design. Vintage wristwatches such as the oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer, Ingenieur and the B-UHR pilots watch are especially desirable for collectors.

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Ref. IW500908
A stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, power reserve and date

Circa 2015
46 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$50,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$62,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017