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IWC Schaffhausen
A UNIQUE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES 7-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION REF IW502801 BIG PILOT "LE PETIT PRINCE" MADE IN 2013
• IWC-manufactured 51613-calibre mechanical movement, Pellaton automatic winding system with 7-day power reserve, 18k gold medallion with an engraved image of the little prince integrated to the rotor, 62 jewels • midnight blue dial, rhodium-plated luminous hands and numerals, perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase, relief moon phase display with an image of the little prince standing on his planet • platinum brushed and polished case, large screw-in crown, sapphire crystal back display • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum IWC buckle
diameter 46 mm thickness 16 mm
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With a certificate, guarantee, instructions and presentation case. This watch is also accompanied by a limited edition book with a facsimile of the French handwritten manuscript of “Le Petit Prince” and a reproduction of the first edition of “The Little Prince” from 1943 in English.

Catalogue Note

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the first publication of “The Little Prince” it is an immense privilege for Sotheby’s and IWC to be presenting this unique Big Pilot “Le Petit Prince” in platinum in aid of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation.
The proceeds of the sale of this watch will be given in their entirety to the Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation to contribute to the construction of a school in Cambodia. The work of the foundation is based on the humanist values of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, who was an aviation pioneer and author of “The Little Prince” among other novels. The foundation relies on a vast international charity network which already carries out numerous local projects representing these values.

This watch is being sold for charity and therefore has not been given an auction estimate, the current suggested retail price is CHF 78’000.

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