The IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Tourbillon Le Petit Prince is a distinctive timepiece that combines precision engineering with literary homage. It is limited to 300 pieces, featuring a 43-millimetre case crafted from 18-carat Armor Gold®, notable for its enhanced durability. The watch showcases a deep blue dial with a sunray finish, complemented by gold-plated hands and appliques with Super-LumiNova® for visibility in the dark. A striking feature is the flying minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock, designed to counteract gravity’s effects on accuracy. The tourbillon consists of 56 parts and weighs just 0.663 grams, with components treated using Diamond Shell® technology.
The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Tourbillon Le Petit Prince is powered by the IWC-manufactured 82905 calibre, an automatic movement with a Pellaton winding system, and a power reserve of 80 hours. The rotor, visible through the sapphire glass case back, is made of solid 18-carat gold and shaped like “The Little Prince” on his asteroid, paying tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous novel. The watch is paired with a brown calfskin strap and an 18-carat Armor Gold® folding clasp.
Available for purchase through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners, or online at IWC.com, this timepiece is also eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, extending the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty by an additional 6 years.