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IWC Big Pilot LE PETIT PRINCE Blue Dial Ref. IW501002

IWC Big Pilot "LE PETIT PRINCE" Blue Dial (38284)

IWC IW501002 Big Pilot "LE PETIT PRINCE", 5001-02, 500102, stainless steel case on a brown Santoni alligator strap with a deployant buckle, automatic IWC Caliber 51111 7-day movement, power reserve indicator, date at 6 o'clock, midnight blue dial with applied large luminous Arabic numerals, pilot style crown, center sweep seconds, sapphire crystal, case back depicting Little Prince "struggling against seeds of the baobab tree, size 46mm. Like New with box and papers undated. (38284)


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This is a stainless steel IWC Big Pilot "LE PETIT PRINCE" IW500916. It has a Santoni calfskin leather strap with a folding stainless steel deployment buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coatings, and the glass is secured against displacement by drops in air pressure. It includes an inner soft iron case for protection against magnetic fields. It has a large pilot-style gem-shaped screw down winding crown, and a screw down solid case back with a center engraving of the Little Prince struggling against seeds of the baobab tree, and engraved with "IWC – EDITION PETIT PRINCE – 6 BAR," and a serial number. The 46mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and flat angled bezel, are polished/brushed. The dial is midnight blue with large military-style luminous Arabic numeral hour markers, a white triangle at the 12 o'clock position, luminous baton indices, and there is a white luminous perimeter minute scale. A trapezoidal date aperture window is at the 6 o'clock position, and there is a recessed black subsidiary dial with white Arabic numerals and a luminous "spitfire" indicator hand. It has luminous spitfire hands, and a luminous center sweep second hand. It has a 7-day, 168-hour power reserve at full winding, and it's water resistant to 60 meters/200 feet. The 16mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This IWC Big Pilot "LE PETIT PRINCE" IW500916 has a mechanical automatic winding caliber 5111 movement with the patented Pellaton winding system for the automatic bidirectional rotor. It includes a shock absorber mechanism, a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic Glucydor beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms, and a Breguet self-compensating flat balance spring. It has an index regulator, and a central hacking seconds device. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz). The IWC Big Pilot "LE PETIT PRINCE" IW500916 was introduced in 2017 in a limited edition of 1000 examples. It's the fourth IWC watch paying homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupery and his legendary book "Le Petit Prince."

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I have been dealing with European Watch Company for over ten years, and have purchased several wrist watches, including IWC, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. They were not only fairly priced but arrived in like-new condition, fully warranted by European Watch Company. This company has an attentive, knowledgeable staff, a large inventory, and is a genuine pleasure to deal with.

P.V. Pawel

Just completed my 7th transaction with EWC and for the 7th time the transaction was smooth, flawless and quick. Joshua is quick to respond to any e-mails and answer any questions. Ashley knows how to complete the necessary paperwork to avoid any delays at Customs as I am located in Canada and all paperwork needs to be completed perfectly which she is an expert at. You only want to deal with the best and the team at EWC is the best. There is a Yiddish word to describe the people at EWC and that word is mensches which translates to people of integrity and honour.

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Winnipeg, Canada

After a lengthy search I located the Patek Philippe I desired at EWC, but the decision to make a high dollar purchase over the internet was a difficult one. Through numerous emails with Justin and looking at reviews of EWC I made the decision to proceed and I am now ECSTATIC. The watch is exactly as described and pictured. It was perfectly packaged and shipped FedEx overnight. My watch collection now includes the watch I have been seeking for over a year.In summary, you can deal with the EWC staff with confidence. They are professional, honest and you will receive a quality watch which will put a smile on your face.

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Phoenix, AZ

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Scott Blalock

San Francisco

Dear EWC, I have just completed my very first purchase with your company: a mint Lange Datograph. Robert was extremely help throughout the process with the item delivered nicely packed to my Hong Kong address within days. The condition of the watch was absolutely mint as described and has exceeded my expectations, even under a loupe! I will be a return customer in no time. Well done!

James C.

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