IWC launches new limited edition to celebrate Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s last flight

IWC Schaffhausen commemorates the last flight 70 years ago of the celebrated pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, with three special limited editions, thus strengthening its longstanding partnership with Saint-Exupéry’s descendants. Moreover, all proceeds from the sale of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” in platinum at an auction later this year will benefit the charitable Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation.

All IWC special editions in honour of the legendary Antoine de Saint-Exupéry have featured the same tobacco colour as the flying suit he used to wear. The new Pilot’s Watches in “The Last Flight” Chronograph Edition features a brown ceramic case made from silicon nitride, a brown dial and a calfskin strap in the same colour. The titanium pushbuttons, crown and case back provide a pleasing contrast on the 1,700 pieces in the limited edition, a further 170 watches have eye-catching red gold highlights and 17 timepieces feature a crown, buttons and case back in platinum.