IWC and Sotheby’s Auction Pilot’s Watch to Support The Antoine de Saint-Exupery Youth Foundation
IWC Schaffhausen auctioned a Big Pilot’s Watch Single Piece with a one-of-a-kind engraving. The online auction was organized by Sotheby’s and the special timepiece garnered an outstanding winning bid of USD 60,000.
The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will donate its full proceeds from the auction to the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, helping it support the Association Arrimage.
Ten days ago, IWC Schaffhausen announced a unique charity project. While attending the Academy Awards®ceremony, IWC brand ambassador Bradley Cooper wore a Big Pilot’s Watch Single Piece (Ref. IW500923) to be auctioned by Sotheby’s. The Big Pilot’s Watch features a unique engraving of the iconic quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous novel, The Little Prince, on the back of its 18-carat 5N gold case – “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly” – creating a link to the charitable cause that the auction supports.