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Big Pilot's Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition "Le Petit Prince"

IWC 2019

ref. IW590303
Men's

Among the fleet of new releases from the Schaffhausen brand this year comes this first IWC Pilot's Watch with a constant-force Tourbillon. As a suitable setting for this exceptional mechanism - which is joined by a perpetual moon-phase display that remains accurate for 577.5 years and by an indicator for the 96 hours of power reserve delivered by the two barrels - IWC unveils hard gold. This innovative material is a variant of red gold whose modified microstructure makes it harder as well as five to ten times more wear-resistant than conventional gold. One detail that won't escape fans of the author and pilot Saint-Exupéry: the Little Prince's frail silhouette standing on the Moon, his scarf flying behind him.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes, Small seconds

Complications

  • Regulating mechanism
    Constant-force escapement
    Tourbillon
  • Display
    Power-reserve indicator
  • Astronomical indications
    Moon phases

Movement

  • Movement name
    94805
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of jewels
    41
  • Power reserve
    96 hours
  • Vibrations
    18000
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Hard gold
  • Height/thickness
    13.50 mm
  • Diameter
    46.20 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    60 m

Dial

  • Colour
    Blue

Strap

  • Material
    Calfskin
  • Colour
    Brown

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    10