On 31 July 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on what was scheduled to be his last reconnaissance flight in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, heading for Grenoble. He never returned. In the year 2000, parts of a Lightning were discovered on the bed of the Mediterranean, later recovered and in 2004 conclusively identified as Saint-Exupéry’s reconnaissance plane.
Now, 70 years after Saint-Exupéry’s last flight, IWC honours the celebrated author and humanist with three limited-edition versions of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight”.
This particular version is the ceramic and 18ct rose gold version, which is a limited edition of 170 pieces worldwide. The case is brown ceramic with a solid stainless steel casebook with engraving. Held on an oversized brown calfskin strap. Fitted with a highly complicated IWC calibre 89361 mechanical self-winding movement with chronograph functions. Tobacco brown dial with pink sub dial and transferred numerals. The watch is finished with a sapphire crystal glass.
Part of a private collection. Item is in condition unworn.
Box and full documentation included.
Insured shipping within the Continental United States provided.
Sorry no trades.
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