Unique IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” in platinum to be sold for charity

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A unique IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” will be sold by Sotheby’s in Geneva, with going to funding construction of a school in Cambodia.

IWC has created a one-of-a-kind Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” in platinum for charity. The regular version of this watch is available in rose gold as a limited edition. The Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” was created to mark the 70th anniversary of “The Little Prince”, the tale penned by author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  It has a midnight blue dial with a classic moon phase display in an aperture, the first time IWC has used this for a pilot’s watch. The movement inside is the automatic cal. 5000 seven day power reserve that is arguably IWC’s most accomplished calibre. Its rotor is set with a solid gold medallion depicting Saint-Exupéry character from the novel and engraved with “Unique Piece”.

Along with the watch, the auction lot includes a limited edition reprint of the first English edition of “The Little Prince”, as well as a reproduction of the original French manuscript.

The special edition books

This unique platinum version of the watch will be sold by Sotheby’s at its auction in Geneva on 12 November 2013. The suggested retail price is SFr78,000 (~US$86,900). All proceeds from the sale of this timepiece will fund the construction of a school with a library in Cambodia. – SJX

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