|Location||United States, Illinois, Northfield|
|Power reserve||68 h|
|Case diameter||43 mm|
|Center Seconds, Small Seconds, Luminescent Hands, Screw-Down Crown|
Since 1868 Swiss watch manufacturers IWC Schaffhausen have been
creating masterpieces of haute horlogerie that combine precision
engineering with exclusive design. Over the years, their
straightforward, no-nonsense style has appealed to adventurers far and
Since the mid-2000s IWC has been
celebrating famed pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry through
their dashing Pilot’s Watches. This brand-new Antoine de Saint Exupéry
timepiece possesses a self-winding automatic movement and features the
Caliber 89361 and an impressive 68-hour power reserve.
Its stainless steel case, with a fixed stainless steel
bezel, measures 43 mm in diameter (excluding crown, pushers, and lugs),
is 12 mm in height, and rests upon a brown alligator leather strap with
white stitching and a tang buckle. This handsome timepiece possesses a
50 m / 5 atm water resistance, a screw-down crown, a scratch-resistant
mineral crystal, and an engraved case back that depicts Saint Exupéry’s
last plane, the Lightning P-38.
The luminous silver-tone hands, Arabic hour markers,
and white minute track are made prominent against the handsome brown
sunburst-patterned dial. There is a center seconds hand, a small seconds
at 6 o’clock, and a dual 60-minute/12-hour counter at 12 o’clock. A
date window can be found at 6 o’clock inside the small seconds counter.
This brand-new IWC Pilot’s Watch Antoine de Saint Exupéry has a retail
value of $14,100 and we are pleased to offer it here at significant
savings. Add it to your collection today.
By the way, we at Essence of Time recommend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s excellent novel Night Flight from 1931, a book that chronicles the hair-raising activities of South American airmail pilots.
Standout feature(s): Impressive
68-hour power reserve; celebration of author and pilot Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry; case back engraved with Saint-Exupéry’s last plane.
Details at a glance:
Model Reference: IW3878-06
Case Material: Brushed Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 43 mm
Case Height: 12 mm
Movement: Self-winding Automatic Chronograph
Caliber: Caliber 89361, 68-hour power reserve
Complication(s) / Feature(s): Standard time, chronograph, date
Dial: Dark Brown with sunburst pattern / Silvered Sub-dials
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Winding Crown: Screw-down
Water-resistance: 50 m / 5 ATM
Band: Brown cowhide leather
Clasp: Tang buckle