Iwc Pays Tribute To Saint Exupery Special Edition Watch Presents

Before 100, at the Ambérieu-en-Bugey airport in southeastern France, the plane took off and landed and surprised a young man. In the early days of modern aviation, even the bravest pilots feared the peculiar aircraft of the time. The young man finally got up the courage and asked the pilot Gabriel Salvez to take him to the cockpit of the Berthaud-Wroblewski aircraft, and he did not hesitate to claim that his mother had agreed. Despite the pilot’s doubts, he believed him. As a result, Saint Exupery, just 12 years old, experienced an unforgettable flight experience on a sunny holiday in July 1912. This experience carried out his career as a famous poet and pilot.

    IWC has 70 years of craftsmanship in making pilot watches. To commemorate the first flight of Saint Exupery, a sixth-generation special edition watch-pilot chronograph Saint Exupery Special Edition (Model: 387805 is made of 18K red gold, limited to 500 pieces; model: 387806 is made of stainless steel). Two chronograph watches with tobacco dials and beige stitched calfskin straps, connoisseurs know at a glance that this is a typical special version of Saint Ex. Its shiny and matte finishes, as well as the clearly structured case, show extraordinary quality. While the sunburst dial shows elegance, the double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glass is firmly assembled to prevent loosening under sudden pressure drops. The 89361 calibre, which was developed by IWC itself, further demonstrates the brand’s extraordinary technical achievements. The watch is divided into a single sub-dial to show the long time, and the back of the watch is decorated with an engraved map of Lightning P-38, the last aircraft of Saint Exupery. On July 31, 1944, Saint-Exupé flew the aircraft to reconnaissance over the occupied area of ​​France, but unfortunately failed to return. In 2003, part of the wreckage of his Lightning aircraft was salvaged in the Mediterranean near Marseille.

 IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Saint Exupery Special Edition

     
   Rose gold material / 89361 mechanical chronograph movement / hours, minutes, seconds display / chronograph, flyback function / 68 hours power reserve / 43mm diameter.

    St. Exupery’s autobiography is also a chronicle of modern aviation. Born in Lyon in 1900, he began flight training at the age of 21 and obtained a pilot certificate in 1922. In 1927, he opened routes from Toulouse, France to Casablanca, Morocco, and Dakar, the capital of Senegal. In the same year, he was appointed head of a remote airport in Morocco. This period of experience provided inspiration for his first novel, Southern Mail. In 1929, Saint Exupery was appointed director of an airline in Buenos Aires. Mail delivery was speeded up after the night voyage, but this flight faced greater risks under the then technical conditions. His novel ‘Night Flight’ is a tribute to this challenge and the heroic spirit of the pilot. In 1931, Saint Exupery travelled to Northern Africa to serve as a pilot for the air post company.

    After an unforgettable time, his postal career ended in 1932. In 1935, when he tried to break the record of long-haul flights from Paris to Saigon, he had to make a forced landing in the Egyptian desert and severely dehydrate because of a plane failure, but was rescued at a critical moment. In 1938, Saint Exupery flew from New York to Tierra del Fuego to try its second record-breaking, but again ended in failure. After the plane crashed after a half-stop, Saint Exupery escaped again. During World War II, the well-known author and pilot was sent to a flight reconnaissance squad. He retired after the armistice in 1940, but was again authorized for military missions in 1943. On July 31, 1944, the pilot who was called by the admirer ‘St. Aixau’ flew his Lightning P-38 aircraft to conduct an aerial reconnaissance mission in the occupied French territory, and this time he left him alone. Come back.

 IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Saint Exupery Special Edition

   Stainless steel material / 89361 mechanical chronograph movement / hours, minutes, seconds display / chronograph, flyback function / 68 hours power reserve / 43mm diameter.

   The back of the watch is decorated with a engraved pattern representing Lightning P-38, Saint Exupery’s last aircraft.