IWC is celebrating its long history of pilot’s watches dating back to the pioneering days of aviation. The French author and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been a fountain of inspiration for the brand, and this new perpetual calendar in his honour combines the high technicality of a perpetual calendar with an attractive vintage appeal. The tobacco brown dial and calfskin strap with cream-coloured stitching made by Italian shoemaker Santoni, recall Saint-Exupéry’s original flying suit. Inside the 46mm stainless steel case, the sophisticated perpetual calendar movement animates the displays of the day, date, month, year and leap year, as well as the lunar cycles, without the need for a single correction until the year 2100. The oversized crown is a typical feature of pilot’s watches and was originally designed to allow pilots to manipulate the functions while wearing gloves. The sapphire caseback reveals the movement and the solid red gold rotor. This model is a limited edition of 750 watches and a part of the proceeds from its sale will go to the Fondation de Saint-Exupéry.