Presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva in January 2019, the Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (Ref. IW392202), is characterised by a distinctive midnight blue dial dedicated to Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s “Le Petit Prince”.
In the Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (Ref. IW392202), IWC has combined a perpetual calendar with a chronograph for the first time in a pilot’s watch. 250 of these limited edition timepieces are available. This watch features an 18 carat red gold case with blue dial, 18 carat gold hands and brown calf leather strap.
The perpetual calendar developed by Kurt Klaus in the 1980s automatically detects the different number of days in the month as well as leap years. The mechanism, which is built from just 80 or so parts, will work until 2100 without needing to be adjusted. The displays for date, day, month, moon phase and year are perfectly synchronised and can be easily adjusted via the crown if the watch is not worn for a prolonged period.
The IWC manufactured calibre 89630 also features a chronograph function. The moon phase display for the calendar is therefore integrated into the chronograph counter at “12 o’clock”.
Perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Hour and minute counters combined in a counter (totaliser) at 12 o’clock
Small hacking seconds
IWC-manufactured calibre 89630
Mechanical chronograph movement
18 carat gold oscillating weight
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 68 h
Case, dial and strap
18 carat red gold case
Water-resistance 6 bar
Diameter 43 mm
Height 15.9 mm
Crystal Sapphire, arched edge, anti-reﬂective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Blue dial, gold-plated hands
Brown calf leather strap
Limited to 250 watches