IWC Fliegeruhr Chronograph Edition "The Last Flight"
On 31 July 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on what was scheduled to be his last reconnaissance flight in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, heading for Grenoble. He never returned. In the year 2000, parts of The Lightning were discovered on the bed of the Mediterranean, later recovered and in 2004 conclusively identified as Saint-Exupéry’s reconnaissance plane.
Now, 70 years after Saint-Exupéry’s last flight, IWC honours the celebrated author and humanist with three limited-edition versions of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight”.
This particular version is the ceramic and 18ct red gold version, which is a limited edition of 170 pieces worldwide. The case is brown ceramic with a solid 18ct red gold caseback with engraving. Held on an oversized brown calfskin strap with matching 18ct red gold pin buckle. Fitted with a highly complicated IWC calibre 89361 mechanical self-winding movement with hours, minutes, chronograph, offset seconds, 60-counter, 60-miunte counter, 12-hour counter and date in aperture. Tobacco brown dial with pink sub dials and applied Arabic numerals. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass.
Item is in unworn condition since original purchase and is currently in good working order.
The watch has never been serviced or polished.
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