The Last Flight of Saint-Exupéry

Prestige isssue 254, September 2014

IWC Schaffhausen honors him with aviator chronograph watch, “The Last Flight” edition.


© IWC Schaffhausen

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.


© IWC Schaffhausen

The dashboard of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

© IWC Schaffhausen

The first elements of the wreckage recovered from the sea and identified as belonging to the plane of Saint-Exupéry.
Saint-ExupÈryís Last Flight by IWC

 © IWC Schaffhausen

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning that disappeared without leaving a trace after taking off from a military base in Corsica.
Saint-ExupÈryís Last Flight by IWC It is at the coast of Marseille in 1998, that a fisherman found in his net the bracelet of the French national hero. © IWC Schaffhausen IW388006 The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight”, case in ceramic silicon nitride, with control elements in titanium, red gold or platinum. © IWC Schaffhausen


IW388006_BACK The case back is decorated with a special engraving commemorating the last flight of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. © IWC Schaffhausen
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