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IWC Exupery UTC Limited to 500
R 186,797
Seller
Chad Warrick
20
US
IWC St. Exupery Pilots Chronograph Special Edition IW371709
R 90,525
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Exquisite Timepieces
39
US
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar "Antoine De Saint...
R 272,293
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WatchBox
443
US
IWC Flieger Limited Edition Saint Exupery Power Reserve
R 77,593
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
992
NL
IWC IW500422 Big Pilot Exupéry - Saint Exupery 'Limited Edition'
R 146,752
Free shipping
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Watch Club
70
UK
IWC Big Pilot Antoine de Saint Exupery Limited Edition 7 Days...
R 144,883
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CHRONO WATCH
129
UK
IWC Big Pilot limited edition Saint Exupery N.O.S.
R 169,734
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MASTROLORENZI S.A.S DI MATTIA MASTROLORENZI & CO.
72
IT
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IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Antoine
R 283,788
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Private Seller
 
US
IWC Big Pilot 7 Days St. Exupery White Gold
R 295,822
Free shipping
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Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
74
AT
IWC Big Pilot Saint Euxpery Limited Edition Ref. IW500422
R 145,163
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Uhrenworld München Center GmbH
232
DE
IWC Pilot Flieger Chronograph Saint Exupery Limited - Full Set
R 72,727
Seller
IKAN GmbH
174
DE
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar "Antoine De Saint...
R 286,662
Free shipping
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WatchBox
443
US
IWC Pilot Power Reserve "Antoine de Saint Exupéry"
R 64,661
Free shipping
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Icône Watches
446
ES
IWC UTC Flieger Uhr Antoine De Saint Exupery Ref-IW326103 18k...
R 177,494
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Bachmann & Scher
170
DE
IWC St Exupery Pilot Chronograph Limited Edition 100% NIB HUGE...
R 107,753
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LTW (Luxury Time Watches)
14
US
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine De Saint...
R 360,483
Free shipping
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Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
159
CH
IWC 3201 Antoine De Saint Exupery, 320104
R 65,738
Seller
The Goldenswan Inc
25
US
IWC Big Pilot´s Watch Ewiger Kalender "Antoine de Saint Exupéry"
R 365,171
Seller
Horando Deutschland GmbH
85
DE
IWC Pilot Antoine Saint Exupery Chronograph Arabic Brown Watch...
R 86,128
Seller
Collectors Coins & Jewelry
186
US
IWC Flieger Stahl IW326104
R 74,198
Seller
CW CologneWatch GmbH
255
DE
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
R 121,158
Seller
House of Pertijs
62
NL
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph
R 137,358
Seller
PERFECT WATCH COMPANY LIMITED 正大鐘錶
 
HK
IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Limited Edition
R 304,713
Seller
Timepiece Bank
584
BE
IWC Pilot Power Reserve Antoine de Saint Exupery Pink Gold
R 169,718
Free shipping
Seller
exclusive-chrono.com
239
NL
IWC Antoine de Saint Exupery Power Reserve IW3201
R 71,935
Seller
Filipucci Juweliers
517
NL
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Antoine de Saint-Exupery
R 112,994
Seller
COMERZIA
261
ES
IWC Fliegerchronograph Pilot Chronograph Saint Exupéry IW387806
R 129,305
Seller
maxwatches.eu
749
DE
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Saint Exupery 46mm 18K Rose...
R 430,970
Seller
Collectors Coins & Jewelry
186
US
IWC Pilot Antoine De Saint-Exupery IW3878-06 Watch with...
R 70,940
Free shipping
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Crown & Caliber
259
US
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW387806
R 107,888
Seller
Deep Arrow Inc. Fujihan
55
JP
IWC Big Pilot
R 189,591
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Timetouch
 
KR
IWC Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Antoine de Saint Exupery
R 429,347
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
602
UK
IWC Pilot chrono Pink/rose gold Limited 500 pcs / 43mm
R 282,874
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exclusive-chrono.com
239
NL
IWC Pilot Split Chrono - Antoine De Saint Exupery Iw371808...
R 109,981
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OCWG Inc.
124
US
IWC Antoine de Saint Exupery Big Pilot - IW500420
R 308,755
Free shipping
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Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
159
CH
IWC Fliegeruhr 44mm Limited Edition 1178, Saint Exupéry, Power...
R 80,018
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LUXUHRIA Uhren&Schmuck
98
DE
IWC Pilots Watch Chronograph Antoine De Saint Exupery Automati...
R 133,632
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Interwatches
262
US
IWC Big Pilot Brown Dial Automatic Men's Watch /46mm - IW503
R 316,248
Free shipping
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
760
US
IWC Flieger Chronograph Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry
R 140,960
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Carrerabayern.de, Luxusuhren
170
DE
IWC Pilot UTC Antoine de Saint Exupéry
R 69,510
Free shipping
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JHB & Royal Watchery
51
CZ
IWC Pilot Antoine De Saint-Exupery IW3717-09 Watch with...
R 59,172
Free shipping
Seller
Crown & Caliber
259
US
IWC Pilot Chronograph Saint-Exupéry limitiert
R 63,905
Seller
Private Seller
CH
IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar “Antoine De Saint Exupery" CA
R 363,700
Seller
Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3376
IT
IWC Big Pilots Antoine de Saint Exupery Edition
R 280,325
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Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
303
UK
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Antoine de Saint Exupery NEU
R 145,325
Seller
Hans-Peter Niesen KG
38
DE
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
R 138,212
Free shipping
Seller
Guardian Of Time
975
UK
IWC Pilot UTC Edition Saint Exupery Steel Automatic - Mint B/P
R 71,831
Free shipping
Seller
Chronostore
50
US
IWC Big Pilot
R 267,451
Seller
Diamond Source
9
US
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Saint Exupéry
R 185,899
Free shipping
Seller
JHB & Royal Watchery
51
CZ
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery
R 131,721
Seller
ВИПЛОМБАРД- VIPLOMBARD.RU
RU
IWC Big Pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Limited edition
R 145,470
Seller
ChronoTimepieces
58
BG
TOP
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Antoine de Saint-Exupery
R 279,812
Seller
Private Seller
TW
IWC Big Pilot Antoine Saint Exupéry Limited Edition (Full Set)
R 154,862
Seller
Special Timepiece
27
CZ
IWC Pilot Collection Pilot Antoine de Saint Exupery 18k Rose...
R 214,027
Seller
Element iN Time NYC
218
US
IWC Pilot Chrono Lim.Ed Antonie de S. Exupery ref. IW371808
R 121,239
Seller
Eorologi
349
IT
IWC Pilot Chronograph Saint Exupery Limited Edition Like NEW
R 64,661
Seller
IL CUSTODE DEL TEMPO
152
IT
IWC Pilot Chronograph 18kt Antoine de Saint Exupery Ltd Edition
R 272,724
Free shipping
Seller
The Luxury Well
229
US
IWC Big Pilot Große Fliegeruhr Limited Edition Saint Exupery...
R 242,461
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
IWC Antoine de Saint Exupéry Chronograph
R 105,612
Free shipping
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Essence of Time, Inc.
54
US
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch/44mm - IW
R 132,468
Free shipping
Seller
WatchShopping.com Inc.
760
US
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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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