Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition Le Petit Prince
|Family: ||Big Pilot|
(aka: 5027-01, IW502701)
|Name: ||Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition Le Petit Prince|
|Limited: ||Yes, 250 units|
|Material: ||Red Gold|
|Diameter: ||46.20 mm|
|Height: ||15.80 mm|
|Lug Width: ||22.00 mm|
|W/R: ||60.00 m|
|Indexes: ||Arabic Numerals|
Located at “12 o’clock” on the dial, IWC’s annual calendar shows the month, date and day in three separate windows. The mechanism automatically takes into account the differing lengths of individual months. Unlike a perpetual calendar, however, the annual calendar is unable to make allowance for the leap days in February or the leap years. Once a year, then, at the end of February, it requires manual correction. In the case of IWC’s annual calendar, the correction is made simply, via the crown.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
|Date:||Date, Day, Month, Annual Calendar|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator|
Throughout his life, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was torn between flying and writing, between technology and poetry. Now, IWC’s engineers and the designers of the Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW502701) have succeeded in uniting the two worlds. They modelled the solid gold rotor at the back of the watch to show the famous image of the little prince standing on his tiny asteroid and regarding the heavens with wide-open eyes. At the same time, he turns on his own axis and provides the power needed by the watch.