Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and legendary driver, entered history. On July 31st, 1944, a final flight put an abrupt end to his career and his immense passion for aviation.
Since seventy years, the writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on a reconnaissance flight over France and never returned. In 2006, with its experience of nearly eighty years in the making of aviator watches, Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has launched collaboration with the descendants of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, based on many Common values. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of his last flight, IWC dedicates three special editions of the Pilot’s Watch. By auction in coming November by Sotheby’s, a Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” in platinum. IWC also supports their charitable foundation, the Foundation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for Youth, which is committed to literacy for children and adolescents.