IWC. A fine and rare 18ct white gold limited edition automatic wristwatch with calendar and power reserve Pilot Edition St. Exupery, Case No. 123/500, Ref: IW320102, Circa 2007
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IWC. A fine and rare 18ct white gold limited edition automatic wristwatch with calendar and power reserve Pilot Edition St. Exupery, Case No. 123/500, Ref: IW320102, Circa 2007
HK$ 90,000 - 120,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
Lot Details
IWC. A fine and rare 18ct white gold limited edition automatic wristwatch with calendar and power reserve
Pilot Edition St. Exupery, Case No. 123/500, Ref: IW320102, Circa 2007
21-jewel, Cal. 30140 automatic movement, monometallic balance, shock protection, self-compensating balance spring, straight line lever escapement, uni-directional winding rotor, brown dial with applied hour markers, polished lozenge hands with luminosity, date aperture at 3, power reserve at 7, centre second hand, polished and brushed 18ct white gold case with screw down case back and crown, fitted leather strap with 18ct white gold buckle, together with fitted box and certificate, dial, case and movement signed 44mm.

Footnotes

  • Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900 - 1944) is most famous for his novel "The Little Prince", he is also well-known for being one of the pioneers of international postal flight, in the days when aircraft had few instruments. The engraving on the back are the routes he used to travel from Toulouse to Casablanca. In the 1940's, Saint Exupéry returned to Europe from America, to fly with the Free French Forces and fight with the Allies in a Mediterranean-based squadron. Saint Exupéry's final mission was to collect intelligence on German troops in and around the Rhone Valley preceding the Allied invasion of southern France. On July 31, 1944, he took off from an airbase on Corsica and was never to be seen again.
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