This timepiece has undergone a thorough inspection of water resistance, accuracy, functionality and condition to determine the level of reconditioning required to meet our strict standards. It has also been referenced against technical documents and manufacturer records where available to ensure authenticity and a clean history.
R 149000 149,000 incl. VAT
Retail Price: R 205,000 incl. VAT
Rare, collectible and boldly elegant.
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IW500422 St Exupery LTD 1149
7 day power reserve
Leather - Brown
Global 15 Month Watchbox Warranty
Now Highly collectible as sold out worldwide.
This IWC Pilot's Watch Classic Big Pilot's Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery watch presents a 46 mm stainless steel case with a tobacco brown dial, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers, a power reserve indicator, and a brown calfskin strap. Features on this watch also include an automatic movement with a 7-day power reserve, central seconds, and date. The IWC Pilot's Watch Classic Big Pilot's Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery watch has a water resistance to 60 meters. This Big Pilot design will be IWC's final watch in honor of Antoine de Saint Exupery and is a limited edition of 1149 in steel.
A CLASSIC ORIGINAL
The Big Pilot's Watch from 1940 has significantly influenced the appearance of the current classic pilot's watches. Even now, over 70 years on, the latest model adds another chapter to the success story of this extraordinary watch. Its IWC-manufactured 51111-calibre movement ? the largest automatic movement ever made by IWC ? unites some of watchmaking's greatest achievements. Within no time at all, the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system build up a power reserve of over 7 days, before the movement is mechanically brought to a halt by a complex train in the power reserve after exactly 168 hours. Stopping the movement before the tension in the spring is exhausted eliminates the danger of diminishing torque in the mainspring, ensuring the same level of accuracy the whole time the watch is running. The power reserve display at "3 o'clock" provides a reliable indication of the time remaining until the movement comes to a stop. The Big Pilot's Watch has a date display at "6 o'clock" and the central seconds essential in any watch used for flying. The 46-millimetre case encloses a soft-iron inner cage that protects the movement against magnetic fields. The current stainless-steel version is rounded off with an alligator leather strap. The design of the folding clasp, which was introduced in 2012, is more striking and commensurate with the massive diameter of the case.
courtesy of IWC.com