IWC Schaffhausen in Switzerland launched the brand new Little Prince and Anthony Saint Exupery special edition watches, including IWC, at this year’s Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show (SIHH) IWC Large Pilot Constant Power Tourbillon Watch “Little Prince” Special Edition and IWC IWC Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch “Little Prince” Special Edition. The craftsmanship of each watch is superb. Below, let us appreciate Take a look at one of the fine timepieces. (Watch model: IW590302)
The perfect combination of complex technology and ultra-long power
The special edition of the ‘Little Prince’ large pilot constant tourbillon watch presented this time is the first time that IWC has incorporated a constant-power tourbillon device into a pilot series watch, which is made of two materials: hard gold and platinum. The one shared is platinum, limited to 10 pieces each in two materials.
The case is made of platinum and has the unique lubricity of precious metals. The side of the case is treated with a drawing process to enhance the wear resistance of the watch. The bezel is polished to form a dazzling gloss, 46.2 mm. The large diameter is suitable for men with thick wrists. The slightly curved lugs arc fit the wrist of the wearer to ensure wearing comfort.
The large crown on the side is also made of platinum. The ‘onion’ design ensures that pilots can accurately time even when wearing gloves.
The iconic Midnight Blue dial of the “Little Prince” watch is decorated with sun reflection patterns and forms a gradual visual effect under different lighting conditions. It is equipped with rhodium-plated hands and Arabic numerals with luminous coating, 12 o’clock. A conspicuous triangle logo is set at the position, and a power reserve display panel is set between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.
The IWC Special Edition ‘Little Prince’ is equipped with a constant-power tourbillon for the first time at 9 o’clock. This complex device is different from other tourbillon designs. The patented constant power mechanism separates the escapement from the direct energy flow of the power from the needle train and re-tightens the balance spring. Thus, the temporary storage of energy is realized and an absolutely smooth energy pulse can be transmitted to the escapement wheel, which is then integrated into the tourbillon, thereby completely eliminating the impact of the change of the spring energy on the oscillation system.
At 1 o’clock, a special moon phase display window is set up. The character image of the little prince stands on his own planet, surrounded by twinkling stars, chic and romantic.
The watch is equipped with a brown calfskin strap, decorated with white stitching, matching the blue dial, which is more rustic and elegant.
The bottom of the watch is designed with a transparent back. The watch is equipped with an IWC-made self-made caliber 94805. In addition to the constant-power tourbillon, the movement also incorporates a permanent moon phase display function. It only needs to be adjusted for one day every 577.5 years. Two barrels provide ample power storage for up to 96 hours.
Summary: The special edition ‘Little Prince’ watch presented by IWC all perfectly demonstrates the brand’s superb technology, both in terms of appearance and performance are top quality products. Friends who like it may wish to pay more attention to it. Watch price: RMB 1,710,000