Review: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Antione De Saint Exupery

Wow. That’s a big name. For a big watch. And one of only two gold watches in my collection. (Well, not including a two-tone Rolex Datejust I received for graduation decades ago…)

Rose Gold. Brown sunburst dial. Thick, meaty deployant strap. This is not the most practical pilot watch, but it sure is purty.

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Antione De Saint Exupery © 2017 Adam Brown

I’m a sucker for pilot’s watches. It started with a Glaschutte Original Senator Navigator that was the first non-big-brand (Rolex, Omega) watch that I owned.

But this is the first gold watch I ever purchased.


WHAT I LIKE:

  • That brown sunburst dial. It’s just beautiful
  • The typeface of the Arabic numerals (and the blue lume on ’em at night)
  • Fantastic thick, leather strap with 18k red gold deployant
  • Flyback chrono with stacked minutes/hours hands on the same dial

NOT SO MUCH:

  • It’s big 43mm and heavy (18k red gold)
  • It gets a lot of attention.
  • Classic pilot’s watches are typically not gold.

WATCH SPECIFICATIONS:

MODEL NAME: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Antione De Saint Exupery

REFERENCE NUMBER: IW387805

MOVEMENT: IWC Calibre 89361 (68 hour power reserve)

CASE SIZE: 43mm

WATER RESISTANCE: 60m/200ft

MANUFACTURER LINKhttp://www.iwc.com/en/experiences/100th-anniversary-of-antoine-de-st-exuperys-first-flight/

OTHER REVIEWhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6WQUYLqKck

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