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Introducing The IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph Edition '80 Years Flight To New York'

Introducing The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph Edition ’80 Years Flight To New York’

Speedy Take

In July of 1939, the biggest airplane worked in France at the time took off. The Latécoère 521 was bound for New York City, its first transoceanic intersection. On board was Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the writer of The Little Prince. It was in New York that Saint-Exupéry would compose the popular youngsters’ book. IWC is tipping its famous cap to the transoceanic journey that made ready for Saint-Exupéry’s prosperity as a pilot, yet in addition a writer, with the dispatch of the 80Y Timezoner Chronograph Edition.

The flight required 28 hours and 27 minutes, and crossed different time regions en route. Normally, the watch honoring Saint-Exupéry is based on a Timezoner stage. It utilizes the programmed in-house Caliber 89760, with a 68-hour power hold. The bezel is molded from fired in a shade of earthy colored that coordinates the dial also. In the six o’clock register you’ll locate the “A” from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s signature just as another gesture to his journey: New York and Paris show up in red on the bezel. The watch’s size confronts the overwhelming tradition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, with a 46mm wide and 16.8mm tall steel case. 

On the caseback is an adapted Latécoère 521 moving. The piece is restricted to 80 models, and like the remainder of The Little Prince watches that IWC has created throughout the long term, a segment of the returns of the watch will be diverted to the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation.

Beginning Thoughts

In a discussion with Christian Knoop, IWC’s inventive chief, I asked what the interaction resembles to take the qualities of something like a flying boat, explicitly the Latécoère 521, and make an interpretation of it into something as little as a watch. The business has its old stunts, such as utilizing a piece of a plane in the development of the watch, or lifting the typeface from a cockpit and utilizing it on the dial. However, how does a maker keep away from dull plan choices and take something so terrific and distil it down to a visual language on a watch? Turns out I was considering it too in a real sense. Knoop took a gander at it in an unexpected way – he said that the string that ties things like the Latécoère 521 to the extraordinary version of the Timezoner Chronograph isn’t through obvious signs, yet rather it has more to do with the common philosophy behind the two manifestations. The possibility that both these machines stretch the boundaries of the innovation of their time. It’s about the combination of innovation and magnificence, not about outwardly making an interpretation of plan from one to the other.

And he has a point. There’s an intriguing practical perspective to the watch that is very great. The wearer can burn through time regions (set apart by urban areas) by discouraging the bezel and turning. The hour hand hops with every city that is navigated. The date will turn over when the date line is crossed, also. The bezel is coupled to the development, but the watch actually keeps a decent water opposition of 6 bar. Front line tech pressed into a water-safe case. Sounds sort of like a flying boat, doesn’t it?

The Basics

Brand: IWC

Model: Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph Edition “80 Years Flight to New York”

Reference Number: IW395003

Diameter: 46mm

Thickness: 16.8mm

Case Material: Stainless

Dial Color: Dark Brown

Indexes: Arabic numerals

Lume: Yes

Water Resistance: 6 bar

Strap/Bracelet: Brown calfskin lash, 22mm

The Movement

Caliber: IWC Caliber 89760

Functions: IWC-licensed “timezoner” work, chronograph work with hours, minutes and seconds, hour and moment counters combined in an aggregator at 12 o’clock, flyback function

Power Reserve: 68 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency:  28800 vph

Jewels: 39

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $13,100

Availability: Available  at IWC boutiques

Limited Edition: Yes, 80 examples

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