IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII “Le Petit Prince” special edition watch ‘s shape and function are consistent with the concept of the classic pilot watch. The clear-cut dial is as compact as the cockpit dashboard to the core element, clear and easy to read.
The replica IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII “Le Petit Prince” edition is one of the special variants of the new Mark XVIII. As some might have known, the “Le Petit Prince” edition features a special blue dial, as well as a different case back from the regular the Mark XVIII. While we might be a bit biased here, but we really do like the blue dial. We feel that it is pretty unique, and that the shade of blue is very well-balanced and pleasing to the eye. In addition, it also seems to contrast very well with the white hands and indices on the watch, as well as the stainless steel case.
In terms of its aesthetics and design, IWC have made some subtle tweaks with the Mark XVIII. One of the most conspicuous adjustments is the date indicator. Gone is the “altimeter style” date display. We think this is a good move, as the new date indicator gives the watch a much cleaner and well-balanced look. Other changes include the addition of the “6” and “9” numerals on the indices, as well as a shift in the position of the triangle at the 12 o’clock position. Overall, we think that the watch looks much better compared to its predecessor (the Mark XVII).
IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII “Le Petit Prince” is fitted with a midnight blue, sunray brushed dial. Sapphire crystal with double antireflective coating, “secured against displacement by drop in air pressure,” water resistance, 6 bar/60 meters. Movement, caliber 30110 (ETA base) adjusted to temperature and five positions by IWC, center seconds with date, 42-hour power reserve.