Friday, November 08, 2013
Swiss watch manufacturing company IWC has an established international reputation for innovation and technical inventiveness. For the esteemed company, all of life is connected to the concept of time, and therefore to the craft of watchmaking. IWC celebrates many triumphs and precious moments of life through its various collections of timepieces and chronographs, including the birth of fine men such as Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The “Le Petit Prince” Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar and Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII editions were launched to honor the illustrious French writer and pilot on his 70th birthday this year. The watches are brimming with technical highlights such as a 7-day power reserve and a four-digit perpetual calendar displaying date, month and year. The “Le Petit Prince” timepieces are powered by the impressive IWC 51613 caliber and decorated on the dial with the acclaimed book’s most prominent illustrations. With a classic, brown and gold case and finish, the honorary editions are indeed exceptional haute horlogerie specimen in more ways than one.
Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco is an authorized dealer for IWC.