Sunday, December 14, 2014

IWC Pilot Chronograph - Little Prince Edition

A friend of mine had come in to Singapore for a short visit and had wanted to visit some watch boutiques. Ion was the place and the first boutique we went to was IWC. And what we found there we a couple of surprises including the IWC Pilot Chronograph Little Prince Edition reference 3777.

What's so special about this piece? Well one year ago, IWC launched the Pilot Le Petit Prince and the Big Pilot to commemorate the book's 70th anniversary. This year, they unveiled the unlimited edition of the chronograph. As with the earlier LPP editions, the dial is blue in colour.
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However, unlike the other two earlier pieces this is not a limited edition. So one will notice the seconds hand does not have the star at the tip.
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The dial side does not indicate the LPP edition but it is shown on the case back.
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The brown calf strap on this one is perfect for the timepiece.
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Under the sun, the sunburst dial becomes more evident and surprisingly blue.
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And another wrist shot taken outdoors.
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A close up shot of the dial taken outdoors. The 12 o'clock indicator is particularly well made and together with the 3, 6 and 9 markers adds a touch of class to the timepiece.
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Priced just slightly higher than the regular edition, I think the Pilot Chrono LPP edition is a winner. However, it would have been nicer if they had used the seconds hand with the star at the tip. But then they would probably make that a limited edition and end up charging more too.