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R 167 773
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Fine Watch Bank
57
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IWC IW500422 Big Pilot Exupéry - Saint Exupery 'Limited Edition'
R 134 604
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Watch Club
86
UK
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Saint Exupéry
R 191 059
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JHB & Royal Watchery
55
CZ
IWC パイロットウォッチ アントワーヌ・ド サンテグジュベリ IW320104
R 68 112
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Ippuukishi US LLC
 
US
IWC Flieger Limited Edition Saint Exupery Power Reserve
R 79 747
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1072
NL
IWC St.exupery 3201-04 S/s 44mm Power Reserve Datey. Card.
R 67 838
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R&R Watches, Inc.
35
US
IWC Fliegerchronograph Pilot Chronograph Saint Exupéry IW387806
R 132 894
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maxwatches.eu
849
DE
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Antoine de Saint-Exupery
R 116 131
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COMERZIA
294
ES
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IWC Große Fliegeruhr
R 152 881
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DE
IWC Pilot
R 68 276
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Fine Watch Bank
57
US
IWC UTC Flieger Uhr Antoine De Saint Exupery Ref-IW326103 18k...
R 164 976
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Bachmann & Scher
198
DE
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph St Exupery Edition
R 142 242
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Kronopassion
51
US
IWC パイロットウォッチ アントワーヌ・ド サンテグジュベリ IW326104
R 67 839
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Ippuukishi US LLC
 
US
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Exupéry Limited 750
R 338 923
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JHB & Royal Watchery
55
CZ
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IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Antoine
R 288 131
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Private Seller
 
US
IWC IW387806 Pilots Antoine De Saint Exupery Chronograph Steel
R 139 616
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Master Luxury USA
88
US
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar "Antoine De Saint...
R 291 049
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WatchBox
496
US
IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Limited Edition
R 313 171
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Timepiece Bank
658
BE
IWC Pilot
R 167 773
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Fine Watch Bank
57
US
IWC Big Pilot limited edition Saint Exupery N.O.S.
R 174 446
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MASTROLORENZI S.A.S DI MATTIA MASTROLORENZI & CO.
80
IT
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Saint Exupery 46mm 18K Rose...
R 430 286
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
235
US
IWC パイロットウォッチ アントワーヌ・ド・サンテグジュぺリ IW500422
R 136 224
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Ippuukishi US LLC
 
US
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine De Saint...
R 367 166
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Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
164
CH
IWC Big Pilot
R 325 964
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Monaco Watches
148
MC
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Antoine de Saint Exupery NEU
R 149 359
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Hans-Peter Niesen KG
43
DE
IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar “Antoine De Saint Exupery" CA
R 373 795
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Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3515
IT
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
R 142 049
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Guardian Of Time
1046
UK
IWC St Exupery Pilot Chronograph Limited Edition 100% NIB HUGE...
R 109 402
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LTW (Luxury Time Watches)
26
US
IWC Big Pilot IW5038-01 Watch with Leather Bracelet and...
R 269 895
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Crown & Caliber
305
US
IWC 3201 Antoine De Saint Exupery, 320104
R 66 744
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The Goldenswan Inc
31
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IWC パイロットウォッチ アントワーヌ ド サンテグジュベリ 限定モデル IW320104
R 67 839
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Ippuukishi US LLC
 
US
IWC Antoine de Saint Exupery Big Pilot - IW500420
R 315 663
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Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
164
CH
IWC Big Pilot Saint Euxpery Limited Edition Ref. IW500422
R 149 192
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Uhrenworld München Center GmbH
267
DE
IWC Pilot Power Reserve Antoine de Saint Exupery Pink Gold
R 174 429
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exclusive-chrono.com
256
NL
IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN BIG PILOT EDITION SAINT EXUPERY LTD/BOX&PAPERS
R 171 748
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Wrzeciono Czasu
737
PL
IWC Saint Exupery Power Reserve
R 95 530
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TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
 
AT
IWC Pilot Collection Pilot Antoine de Saint Exupery 18k Rose...
R 217 302
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Element iN Time NYC
246
US
IWC Flieger Stahl IW326104
R 76 258
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
271
DE
IWC Pilots Stainless Steel Brown Automatic IW371808
R 130 796
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VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
127
HK
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph IW371808
R 120 680
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Chase Hattan
41
UK
IWC Big Pilot Brown Dial Automatic Men's Watch /46mm - IW503
R 321 088
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
970
US
IWC Pilot Antoine De Saint-Exupery IW3717-09 Watch with...
R 56 167
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Crown & Caliber
305
US
IWC Pilot Chronograph
R 72 212
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Watch Room Agnieszka Padamczyk
9
PL
IWC Pilot Saint-Exupéry
R 131 250
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CRESUS
60
FR
IWC Pilot Saint Exupery 44 Limited Edition Mens Watch Iw320104...
R 72 799
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SwissWatchExpo
208
US
IWC Fliegeruhr 44mm Limited Edition 1178, Saint Exupéry, Power...
R 82 239
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LUXUHRIA Uhren&Schmuck
105
DE
IWC Pilot Split Chrono - Antoine De Saint Exupery Iw371808...
R 112 203
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OCWG Inc.
137
US
IWC Pilot Collection UTC Antoine De Saint Exupery Limited...
R 71 340
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Element iN Time NYC
246
US
IWC Pilot chrono Pink/rose gold Limited 500 pcs / 43mm
R 290 726
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exclusive-chrono.com
256
NL
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch/44mm - IW
R 134 495
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
970
US
IWC Big Pilots Antoine de Saint Exupery Edition
R 278 398
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Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
328
UK
IWC Flieger Limited Edition Saint Exupery Power Reserve IW320104
R 72 270
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Private Seller
 
NL
IWC Full Set Unworn IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Antoine...
R 385 246
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WatchCollectors.co.uk
61
UK
IWC パイロットウォッチ アントワーヌ・ド・サンテグジュぺリ IW500422
R 150 052
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IPPUUKISHI inc
221
JP
IWC Antoine de Saint Exupéry
R 122 610
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Arum S.L
149
ES
IWC Pilots Watch Chronograph Antoine De Saint Exupery Automati...
R 135 677
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Interwatches
322
US
IWC Pilot Collection Saint Exupery UTC 18k Rose Gold 44mm...
R 158 654
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Element iN Time NYC
246
US
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch/44mm - IW
R 128 997
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The Watch Company
328
JP
IWC Fliegeruhr Power Reserve Exupery Ref. 3201 - ausverkauft -
R 71 273
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Uhren Bräu
84
DE
IWC Pilots Double Chrono Antoine de Saint Exupery Limited Edition
R 133 583
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Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
328
UK
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IWC Saint-Exupéry: In Honor of a Legend

The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC honors one of the most famous pilots in history, Antoine de Saint-Expuéry, with different pilot's watches. The Frenchman became world famous as the author of the beloved children's book, The Little Prince.

Highlights

  • Classic pilot's watches
  • Featuring complications such as perpetual calendars, rattrapante chronographs, and UTC time display
  • In-house movements
  • Themed engravings
  • Limited editions

A Large Selection of Saint-Expuéry Watches

The Saint-Expuéry watches from the International Watch Company (IWC) don't form their own collection. Instead, IWC spread these watches out over different series. The timepieces are all pilot's watches, but their complications, designs, and prices vary. Some models even have extremely rare complications.

A good example of this is the Double Chronograph Edition, which has three push-pieces. Watches of this type have two stopwatch second hands and are nicknamed dragging counter-hand chronographs. You can start both simultaneously by pushing a push-piece. One of the hands can be stopped by the third push-piece in order to allow you to time an interval while the other hand continues to move. By pushing a push-piece again, the stopped second hand catches up with the running hand. This is also called a rattrapante chronograph.

The Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph Edition "Antoine De Saint-Expuéry" (IW371808) is limited to a run of 1,000 pieces. The watch's color palette is dominated by a tobacco brown; both the dial and calfskin leather strap are this color. The watch acquires a bit of a vintage look thanks to the contrasting cream stitching on the strap. The 44-mm stainless steel case has a thickness of 17 mm and is waterproof to 60 m (6 bar).

If you take a look at the case back, you immediately see the relationship between the watch and the French aviator and writer. The case back features an engraving of a Lockheed F-5 from a bird's eye view. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry flew this plane during the Second World War as well as when he died on July 31, 1944, most likely shot down by enemies. Technical details of the watch, as well as the words Edition Antoine de Saint Expuery, are engraved around the plane in a circle.

Most of the Saint-Exupéry watches are chronographs, although there is also a perpetual calendar model (IWC503801). With a diameter of 46 mm and a thickness of 15.5 mm, it's a rather large watch. This particular edition is limited to a run of 750 pieces. There's also a Big Pilot version in red gold (IW502617) with a perpetual calendar that's also dedicated to Saint-Exupéry. It's limited to 500 pieces. The date, day of the week, and month are displayed on subdials. There's also a moon phase display beneath 12 o'clock as well as a four-digit year display in a rectangular window between seven and eight o'clock. The dial also features a power reserve indicator.

The automatic movement used is the in-house caliber 52610. It has an impressively long-lasting power reserve of up to seven days. This watch also features a tobacco brown dial. However, unlike the double chronograph version, the perpetual calendar version has a see-through sapphire glass case back that allows you to watch the movement in motion. The red gold rotor is engraved with the words Edition Saint Exupéry.

A simpler Saint Exupéry Pilot's Chronograph (IW387806) with only two subdials at 12 and six o'clock is also available. The off-white subdials stand out in contrast with the tobacco brown dial. The case has a diameter of 43 mm and a thickness of 15 mm, and its case back features an engraving of a Lockheed F-5. The caliber 89361, which features a flyback function, powers this timepiece.

Another version of the Saint Exupéry Pilot's Watch features a large power reserve display at seven o'clock and a date window at three o'clock. The window is large, allowing space for it to display the date from the day before, the current date, and the next. Otherwise, this is a simple three-hand watch. The 44-mm watch is no longer produced and was limited to 1,178 pieces.

The IWC with reference number IW326104 is also a 44-mm Saint-Exupéry. It has a distinctive semicircular UTC window. The acronym UTC stands for Universal Time Coordinated, the primary time standard which the world uses to regulate their clocks and watches. Informally, it's still known as Greenwich Mean Time. The timepiece displays UTC time at six o'clock; the letters UTC are also printed next to the window.

How much does a Saint Exupéry watch cost?

The last three watches mentioned, IW387806 (chronograph), IW320104 (power reserve display), and IW326104 (UTC display) are IWC's entry-level Saint-Exupéry timepieces. You can purchase them for around 4,000 to 5,000 euros. Pilot's chronographs have the potential to cost significantly more. If you want a new stainless steel pilot's chronograph, you should expect to spend at least 8,000 euros. If you prefer a rose gold version (IW387805), then the price is around 15,000 euros.

The double chronograph (IWC371808) starts at around 9,000 euros. It's one of IWC's most appealing pilot's watches for those who enjoy intricate calibers and complications, seeing as it has a rattrapante chronograph. This applies to the chronograph with a perpetual calendar and moon phase display as well; it costs around 20,000 euros. The gold version is even pricier at 35,000 euros and is the most expensive Saint Exupéry watch.

Detailed Price Information

Model Features Price
Chronograph reference number IW387806 Two subdials, engraving of a Lockheed F-5 Starting at 5,000 euros
Three-hand watch reference number IW320104 Power reserve display, limited Starting at 5,000 euros
Three-hand watch
Reference number IW326104
Semi-circle UTC window Starting at 5,000 euros
Double chronograph reference number IW371808 Dragging counter-hand Starting at 9,000 euros
Chronograph reference number IW503801 Perpetual calendar, moon phase display, power reserve display, limited Starting at 20,000 euros

A Tragic End

Saint-Exupéry became famous not just for his literary works, but also his tragic end. He had already survived a crash in the desert in 1935; he worked through his experiences in The Little Prince, which was published in 1943. In the Second World War, Saint-Exupéry sided with the Allies and fought with the Free French Air Forces.

On July 31st, 1944, Saint-Expuéry took off from Corsica on his ninth reconnaissance mission. He flew a Lockheed F-5, an unarmed version of the US fighter aircraft P-38. The most likely explanation for his disappearance is that a German fighter pilot spotted him over the Mediterranean Sea and shot him down. Saint-Exupéry was considered missing with his fate undetermined; even suicide wasn't ruled out. In 1998, a fisher randomly found a silver bracelet engraved with the names of Saint-Expuéry and his wife. His plane's wreckage was also discovered.

In 2008, a reporter came into contact with a 64-year-old former German fighter pilot, Horst Rippert, who claimed to have shot down the Lockheed F-5. In the years after the war, he made a career for himself as a sports reporter. He had remained silent for years about the shooting in order to avoid any blowback. He stated that he had always admired Saint-Exupéry. Rippert died in 2013. There's no way to determine if he was telling the truth or not, although a lot of his story makes sense and no one has disproved his claims.

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