Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen presents its first large pilot’s watch with a chronograph function: the Large Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Chronograph “Little Prince” special edition. The chronograph function is controlled only by a conical onion crown, which is simple and beautiful. This “Little Prince” watch is limited to 500 pieces with a stainless steel case and a distinctive dark blue sunburst dial.
The chronograph function is a core competency of Replica IWC, and chronograph watches are also the mainstay of the brand’s pilot collection. Today, for the first time, IWC, the Swiss luxury timepiece manufacturer, combines its iconic large pilot’s watch with a chronograph function.
Christian Knoop, Creative Director of Replica IWC Schaffhausen, said: “IWC has never stopped tackling engineering challenges and finding ingenious and elegant solutions. We’ve always wanted to combine a large pilot’s watch with a chronograph function, but with the stark design of the large case and the conical onion crown, it was difficult to add two chronograph pushers to the side of the case. So, we stumbled upon the idea of integrating a one-button timing function. ”
The monopusher chronograph function is controlled only by a single pusher integrated in the crown, making it particularly practical and user-friendly. Press the button once and the timer starts. Press the button a second time to stop the timer. The cumulative chronograph at 12 o’clock shows a stop time of up to one hour. When the button is pressed for the third time, the timing function is reset to zero.
Following IWC’s tradition of paying tribute to the world-famous novel “The Little Prince” with a special edition watch, the special edition of the large pilot monopusher chronograph “The Little Prince” features the iconic dark blue sunburst dial. The stainless steel case and rhodium-plated hands complement the overall design. In addition, the hands, hour markers and inset numerals are coated with luminous material, making the dial easy to read even at night.
Replica IWC-manufactured calibre 59365 is one of three IWC-manufactured chronograph movements. Like the other two chronograph calibres 6 9000 and 89000, calibre 59365 demonstrates IWC’s comprehensive expertise in chronograph design and manufacture. In addition, it is the only chronograph movement of the brand with manual winding: turning the crown 70 times is enough to accumulate a power reserve of up to eight days. The power reserve indicator is located on the back of the movement, and the remaining energy of the mainspring can be seen through the transparent sapphire glass case back.
The special edition “Little Prince” large pilot monopusher chronograph watch with brown calfskin strap and folding clasp is available in all IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners and the brand’s official website IWC.cn. You can also participate in the My IWC program, which, upon registration, will provide you with a 6-year extended warranty on top of the standard 2-year international warranty.