IWC Debuts Its First-Ever Big Pilot’s Watch with a Chronograph Function

Nov 30, 2021

Category: Style

It’s safe to say that IWC is the standard-bearer in pilot’s watchmaking. Their signature pilot’s watches are a staple in the watch space since they helped define the genre in the 1930s and 1940s. Almost a century later, the Swiss watchmaker continues to dazzle the world with their expertly-crafted timepieces. While many of their signature pilot’s watches have benefitted from the addition of a chronograph feature, it wasn’t until now that the Schaffhausen-based company added the complication to their popular “Big Pilot.”

Welcome the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince,” the first Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function. This gorgeous timepiece sports a mechanical chronograph that’s controlled by a single button that’s integrated into its chic, conical crown. The monopusher chronograph is incredibly user-friendly, practical, and seamlessly integrated into the watch. Simply press the button once to start the chrono, press it a second time to stop it, and press it a third time to reset the hands to zero. The elapsed minutes are displayed on the totalizer at 12 o’clock, serving as the only chronograph register on the dial. As part of the brand’s popular and long-running Le Petit Prince collection, IWC named this limited edition timepiece as an homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous book, which is why it features a deep-blue sunburst dial — the same color as the book’s cover. Its case features stainless steel construction, 60m water resistance, and a see-through sapphire caseback that gives an excellent view of the rare mechanism.

For its movement, IWC outfitted Le Petit Prince with their in-house, IWC-manufactured 59365 calibre, which is their only chronograph that is manually wound. This handsome timepiece comes fitted with a brown calfskin strap with a folding clasp to bring this elegant offering together. The Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” is limited to 500 pieces and retails for $16,100 on IWC’s website.

Purchase: $16,100

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Style

The 7 Best Minimalist Wallets For EDC [VIDEO]

Streamlined front-pocket wallets built to declutter your daily carry.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Grand Seiko’s Latest Watches Are Crafted from a Specially-Treated Steel

Seiko's Ever-Brilliant Steel makes its debut at the brand.

Posted By

Jan 28, 2022

Featured Image

Fumito Ganryu Collaborates with Dickies on a Biker-Inspired Collection

The Japanese brand's joint effort is tackling an American classic.

Posted By

Jan 27, 2022

Featured Image

Hublot Makes the Big Bang More Compact with the 40mm Integral

Available in black ceramic, titanium, and brilliant yellow gold.

Posted By

Jan 27, 2022

Featured Image

The 18 Best Zip-Up Hoodies for Men in 2022

Add an ideal layer to your wardrobe with our guide to zipped hoodies.

Posted By

Jan 27, 2022

Featured Image

Reigning Champ and Jide Osifeso Make It a Trilogy with Their Third Collab

Redemptive takes on velour tracksuits, mocknecks, and even cargo shorts.

Posted By

Jan 27, 2022