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October 21st, 2019

IWC Pilot’s Chronograph ‘Le Petit Prince’ Watch

Since their inception in 1868, IWC have stood out for their pioneering spirit, their focus on creating the most precise of movements, their superb craftsmanship and their timeless design. We’re proud to be official stockists for IWC watches, as we offer a wide range of timepieces from this brand, including IWC Pilot’s Watches, a collection that celebrates the partnership between IWC and aviation.

Combining performance, technology and style, this family of watches, which dates back to the 1930s, is one of the most popular from IWC. Quality has always been key to IWC, as each of their timepieces, including their Pilot’s watches, undergo extensive testing, such as impact and abrasion tests.

The ‘Le Petit Prince’ Range

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote one of the most iconic stories in the world and one of the best-selling books in literary history. Translated into more than 300 languages, ‘The Little Prince’ (or ‘Le Petit Prince’) is the most famous work created by the French flying pioneer and author. Since 2013, IWC have partnered with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s descendants to craft exclusive special edition Pilot’s Watch models as tributes to the story. Each model in the range features a trademark blue dial.

Saint-Exupéry considered writing and flying to be two sides of the same coin, so the ‘Le Petit Prince’ editions are the perfect match, since they also combine poetry with technology.

IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Edition ‘Le Petit Prince’ Watch

The IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Edition ‘Le Petit Prince’ watch is available at Banks Lyon for £5,650 or from £94.17 per month at 0% finance.

This ‘Le Petit Prince’ model offers precision, performances, reliability and style. The robust 79320-calibre chronograph movement, which handles single stop times and aggregate timing up to 12 hours, is optimally shielded against the influence of magnetic fields due to the soft-iron inner case.

This self-winding automatic movement comes with 44 hours of power reserve and is protected by a convex sapphire crystal case which has a hardness grade of 9 on the Mohs’ scale; this ensures the watch continues to perform flawlessly.

Even if there’s a drop in pressure, which can occur at high altitudes, the sapphire case will remain securely in place on the timepiece. In addition, the glass is also treated with an anti-reflective coating for protection against light glares.

The model is water-resistant up to 6 bar and is sold with an elegant stainless-steel bracelet. On the caseback, you can find an engraving of the little prince with his cape and sword.

The 43mm stainless-steel watch case, as well as the stainless-steel bracelet, further contribute to the reliability and lifespan of the watch, as this material is incredibly durable. The bracelet can be easily adjusted to your wrist as well, as the watch allows for the removal or addition of individual bracelet links.

A stunning watch that IWC fans will not want to miss out on.

If you wish to learn more about this ‘Le Petit Prince’ model, take a look at Bob’s video below, where he explains some of the key features of the piece and what makes it such an amazing watch:

At Banks Lyon, we offer a wide range of IWC watches, so you can be confident that you’ll find the piece that best complements your personal taste and your lifestyle. With a cockpit-instrument look, striking precision and outstanding technology, all of which characterises each family in the Pilot’s Watch collection (from the ‘Le Petit Prince’ to the Spitfire and others), you know you’re getting the best IWC has to offer.

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