Special edition of the Annual Calendar

Where To Buy IWC – Special edition of the Annual Calendar Grade 1 Replica Watches

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During Sotheby’s sale of Important Watches on 12 November 2017, IWC will offer a special edition of its Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”(Reference IW502705, Lot 183). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the watch will benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, whose charitable work is dedicated to supporting young people and children in need all over the world.

This wristwatch in 18-carat white gold is a homage to author and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Its timeless design brings together the poetry and much-loved narrative of The Little Prince, with technical features demonstrating IWC Schaffhausen’s exacting standards in precision watchmaking.

This timepiece features a midnight blue dial with rhodium-plated luminous hands, inspired by the glowing dials of cockpit instruments. Located at “12 o’clock” on the dial, IWC’s annual calendar shows the month, date and day in three separate windows. Its complex mechanism takes into account the differing lengths of different months, with the exception of February; once a year in March, it requires a simple manual correction using the crown.

Special edition of the Annual Calendar

Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition © IWC

The IWC Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” is 40.4mm wide and 12.1mm thick in a steel case, with a water-resistance of 30m — even though it is clearly not a sport watch, something made as a daily wear like this might have maybe had a bit better water-resistance score for a guarantee of overall durability. The brand informs us that the dials are created with “up to 12 layers” of lacquer, flat-polished and brushed, then printed several times. The palms are rhodium-plated, and date-haters won’t have that to whine about here, as IWC has selected to commemorate a date display.The 82200 movement is the most notable element of the IWC Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” watch. It builds on the 80000 household of movements, as those found in, say, some Aquatimer watches. The automatic 82200 operates at 4Hz using a wonderful 60-hour power reserve and features a seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Like other IWC moves, the 82200 uses the Pellaton bi-directional winding system and ceramic parts for their wear-resistance. It’s observable through a sapphire caseback, with Geneva stripes, circular graining, and a skeletonized gold strand with an “IWC Anniversary medallion. “Alongside the IWC Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” is just another Da Vinci for women, the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW459304) with a 36mm (of course) 18k red gold case and 206 diamonds using a cost of $29,900. It is powered by the IWC “35800” movement that’s a Sellita SW300-1 base with a moon phase display at 12 o’clock, working in 4Hz with 42 hours of electricity reserve.IWC is continuing to highlight the updated Da Vinci by including it in its birthday celebration models, and an in-house motion might help capture the interest of watch enthusiasts more than last year’s basic three-hand models employing the Sellita-based 35111. While the IWC Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW358102) is limited to 500 pieces, it is fairly possible that the next non-limited iteration will join the collection shortly.

The striking conical crown of the Pilot’s Watch harks back to the pioneering days of aviation, when pilots had to face the elements in unheated cockpits. The large size of the crown allowed pilots to set and wind their watch even when wearing thick gloves and a padded flight suit.

The case back of the watch in sapphire glass reveals IWC’s sophisticated and innovative blue movement, which took IWC nearly two years to perfect. The Little Prince of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s is shown gazing into the sky from his tiny planet. The planet in its entirety forms the rotor and revolves around its axis. Also made of 18-carat gold, the rotor is decorated with detail of blue flowers, inspired by the original illustrations in The Little Prince.

Special edition of the Annual Calendar

Case back view © IWC