Check out the IWC Schaffhausen classics that were given a facelift

Check out the IWC Schaffhausen classics that were given a facelift

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

IWC Schaffhausen updates two of its Pilot Watches with the Saint Exupéry design

Love the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry aesthetic when it comes to your IWC Schaffhausen timepiece? Well, you now get to divvy the wear time between two more novelties as the Swiss maison rolls out a new watch duo to honour the French pilot and author. Unmistakably distinguished by a tobacco-toned dial and a brown Santoni calfskin strap decorated with white stitching — elements inspired by the pilot overalls from Saint-Exupéry's era — the special editions of the Pilot's Watch Chronograph and the Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII are totally the stylish replicates you'd want outfitting your wrist.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot Watches Saint de Exupéry design

Crafted down to the smallest details, the caseback of both timepieces even feature a miniature of the vintage Lightning P-38 aircraft engraved into the stainless steel — the very plane that Saint-Exupéry boarded for a recon mission from which he never returned. On top of its sublimely sophisticated façade, the Pilot Watches function exactly as they were intended, manufactured with IWC's know-how on aviator watches that include a soft-iron inner case to effectively shield the calibre against magnetic fields and a sapphire glass designed to withstand depressurisation in the cockpit. The Mark XVIII keeps its minimal with a central hacking seconds, though if you're looking to sport a more hefty Pilot's Watch, the chronograph edition also displays a day and date counter, a stopwatch function, and a self-winding system that generates a 44-hour power reserve to keep you flying straight and true. Indeed, time to put down some dough and get that watch update you've always wanted.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot Watches Saint de Exupéry design 

The Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition 'Antoine de Saint Exupéry' and the Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Edition 'Antoine de Saint Exupéry' are available at IWC Schaffhausen boutique and authorised retailers.

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