On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation for Youth, IWC Schaffhausen and the Foundation organized an exhibition "10 years, 10 days" from 10 to 20 June in Paris. During this event, they unveiled a unique piece, a Pilot Watch Calendar Perpetual Chronograph Edition "The Little Prince", which will now be auctioned online to be held by Sotheby's from July 8 to 17. IWC will give the benefits of the sale to the Foundation and will continue to support the educational efforts of the charity with the youth.
Created in 2009, the Antoine de Saint-Exupery for Young People Foundation (FASEJ) strives to perpetuate the humanistic values of the famous pilot and French writer. The IWC factory, which has worked closely with the descendents of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry since 2006, has established an association with FASEJ since its inception in 2009 In order to celebrate this fruitful collaboration, IWC and FASEJ organized an event in Paris "10 years, 10 days", including an exhibition from 10 to 20 June at the IWC store at rue de la Paix and an exclusive night. This exhibition featured a selection of carefully selected original objects and photographs.
He also paid homage to the key actions of the Foundation during the last decade in various countries around the world. One of the central pieces of the show was the Pilot Perpetual Calendar Chronograph "The Little Prince", in red gold. This special edition with a nice midnight blue dial is limited to 250 copies worldwide. The sample number 10 of 250, for the auction, has an index of beige luminescent at 10 in the morning: a tribute to the tenth anniversary of the Foundation. From July 8 to 17, watchmakers around the world will be able to bid this unique model inspired by the most famous literary work of Antonio de Saint-Exupéry, El pequeño príncipe. Developed by Kurt Klaus in the early eighties, the perpetual calendar contains more than 80 different components. Its mechanical program automatically detects the change in the number of monthly days and the clock even adds a slippery day every four years at the end of February. Your smart device will not require any manual adjustment until 2100.
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The display of the date, the day, the month, the lunar phase and the year are perfectly synchronized and can be restored with a simple rotation of the crown. The IWC 89630 Manufacture Caliber combines this emblematic complication with a chronograph function, the 12-hour counter that is also used to visualize the phases of the moon in the calendar. The watch will be auctioned as part of Sotheby's online watch auction. Offers can only be placed online from July 8 to 17. The watch will be accompanied by the touch art book "The Little Prince – Touch Art Book, edition of Claude Garrandes", which offers illustrations with texts in English, French and Braille. The book will be dedicated to François d'Agay, president of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation for Youth and Dr. Claude Garrandès. For more information and to participate in the sale, visit www.sothebys.com/watchesjuly.
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