Sotheby’s sale of Important Watches in Geneva will make its return on November 15, 2016. Set to make an appearance there is IWC’s “Le Petit Prince” watch, which will be auctioned at the event
IWC Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” consists of a blue movement, the first and only time for the watch manufacturer. Available in 18-carat red gold, the timepiece also comes with a see-through sapphire-glass back, allowing the wearers to admire the exclusive movement.
Also visible from the transparent back is the Little Prince himself, as he stands on a planet-shaped rotor.
As the name suggests, the dial of the timepiece features three separate windows displaying the month, date and day of the week. Once a year, after February, the annual calendar will need to be fixed using the crown.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to support the launch of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation in the United States. A charitable organization for underprivileged youths, the foundation will utilize the funds raised from the sale to help visually-impaired children.