The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Antoine de Saint Exupery” Story
The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Antoine de Saint Exupéry” of course features a brown dial and typical calfskin strap – the latter inspired by the flying suit worn by the French author and pilot. An engraving on the back of the watch depicts a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the aircraft in which writer and flying pioneer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on what would be his last reconnaissance flight over the south of France on 31 July 1944. In both form and function, this watch reflects the ideal established by classic pilot’s watches. Like cockpit instrumentation, the clearly organized dial is reduced to essentials, and legibility is a top priority. The watch, which is water-resistant to 6 bar, is powered by an automatic 35111-calibre movement, meets the requirements of professional pilot’s watches in terms of precision and has a 42-hour power reserve. With its soft-iron inner case, it is optimally shielded against the influence of magnetic fields.