For The Little Prince 70thanniversary, IWC Schaffhausen publisher of luxury watches and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation partner since 2006, will launch two special editions.
The Large Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition « Le Petit Prince » red gold, limited to 270 copies, and « The Little Prince » Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII Edition stainless steel, limited to 1000 copies, pay tribute to Antoine Saint-Exupery, the pilot and writer behind this poetic tale.
The Large Pilot’s Watch
This impressive watch in midnight blue features a perpetual calendar which displays the year, the date, day and month. The high quality materials and manufacturing high quality evoke the Aeropostale’s travel and pioneering spirit. The panel design, reminding cockpit instrument blends with the elegant displays of the perpetual calendar. This model is the first IWC Large Pilot’s Watch to integrate the classic moon phase display. Here, the moon is adorned with The Little Prince watching the starry sky on his asteroïd. This picture is also on the 18-carat gold medallion adorning the oscillating weight, which can be admired at the back of the watch through the bottom sapphire glass. The inscription « Le Petit Prince », title of the first edition, is engraved on the winding rotor.
The special edition red gold limited to 270 copies comes with a bound volume of a rare design created exclusively for IWC, a reproduction of the original first edition in English, and a reproduction of the original French manuscript of « the Little Prince » written by hand.
The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII
Cockpit ambience for this watch whose priority is readability. The designers were inspired by the look of the instrument panel to create the date window that recalls an altimeter with numbers arranged vertically. The date is indicated by a triangle. The little star that balances on the back of the seconds hand represents the star drawn by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
With its soft-iron inner case protection and secured glass against its dial in case of sudden depressurization XVII Mark revives the tradition of the historical model, the legendary Mark 11 1940. The back of the watch is decorated with an engraving showing the Little Prince on his tiny asteroid, with its fluttering scarf. This steel watch is limited to one thousand copies.
« Antoine de Saint-Exupery is still a model of courage, a pioneering spirit, perseverance and passion, » recently said IWC CEO Georges Kern. « His willingness to make things happen is exemplary. As a company assuming social responsibility, IWC is proud to be partner since 2006 of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, a commitment that is perfectly in line with humanitarian ideas defended by the writer and french pilot. Already in 2009, IWC Schaffhausen, in collaboration with Sipar and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, opened a library in Cambodia. Education is the key to the fight against illiteracy and we wanted to make a contribution through the library. We are now moving to the next step with the construction of a school, « says Georges Kern.
The Little Prince and the Solar Impulse Foundation share the same values.
The Solar Impulse and the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation share the concern for the protection of the environment and a passion for travel, meetings and transcendence.
It is natural that this summer, the Little Prince has traveled with the Solar Impulse pilots during the last stage of their mission Across America, a flight over the United States aboard the first solar airplane.
So it is with the same enthusiasm that the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation joins the Solar Impulse Foundation to promote the initiative and the protection of the environment in our daily lives. Soon it will be up to you to join us!
The Little Prince’s musical was a great success this summer in Argentina.
After its success in 2003 (more than 100,000 spectators only in Buenos Aires!) The Little Prince’s musical was back on stage all summer.
The artistic team gave the best to honor the original work with strength and originality.
The musical won the Clarín award for youth shows, the Sea Star Award for best musical, best costumes for Cris Martinez, best choreography for Hugo Gomez Carranza and Best Supporting Actor for Charles March, the Turkish astronomer.
The team: The pilot : Alejandro Paker, The drunkard and the Turkish astronomer : Charles March, King Rodolfo Valss, The Snake : Patricia Browne, The Fox : Hector Pilatti, The Businessman : Sebastian Francini, The vain: Martin Ruiz, The Little Prince : Thomas Valentin Lepera and The Rose : Julie Poggio.
The Brazilian publisher Amarylis is releasing comics number 7 to 12 !
That means hours of reading and fun to come for the Brazilian readers !
The universe is in danger: the stars are going out one by one along the path of the Serpent. The Little Prince, determined not to let evil rule the galaxy, leaves his asteroid and his beloved Rose to embark on a monumental quest. Accompanied by his faithful friend Fox, he will discover vast worlds set off kilter by strange rules and dangerous strife and will use his extraordinary gifts to help bring balance to each planet.
Continuing on their journey farther and farther away from home, the Little Prince and Fox land on a peculiar planet where flying machines spread terror through the towns. The Amicopes are a very talkative people, but those disquieting machines, controlled by the overseer Sahara, stop them from speaking out by their taping their mouths shut! But how did the young man become such a tyrant? And is a revolution really the best solution?
On this broiling-hot desert planet, only carapodes—wondrous giant tortoises—can safely move around and deliver mail and resources to the lonely cities perched far apart on rocky ledges. And only one person, Arobase, can guide the carapodes. When he decides to leave them to fend for themselves, the whole world starts falling apart . . .
The Planet of the Giant is a very strange place. The planet itself is a stone giant, and each body part is managed by a different ruler. But ever since Talamus, the controller of the giant’s brain, stopped responding to messages and started giving crazy orders, nothing on the planet is working anymore.
Panic has broken out on the Planet of Trainiacs, where the only way to get around is by train! But the trains aren’t running on time anymore, and they aren’t getting to their final destination. Life in the community is topsy turvy! Has Hannibal, the railway switchman, gone crazy?
What’s happening on the Planet of Libris? Books have started flying away and disappearing! Who would want to prevent citizens from reading? The Little Prince investigates and discovers a story of romance and jealousy.
On this planet, two kingdoms are fighting over who gets to watch the sunset. One day, instead of fighting, they decide to play a game called Ludokaa. But the night before the big competition, the two communities are on the point of another battle.
For the 17th edition of the Journées de la culture (27 and 29 September 2013) , workshops and activities for families are planned at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in .
Friday September 27 to Monday, October 7 :
Draw Me a planet! – Mural available from 11AM to 5PM Promenade des Studios Art & Éducation Michel de la Chenelière – Pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Sunday, September 29
- » Words and me » the Little Prince tree of stars at 1.30 PM – at Jean -Noël Desmarais Pavilion
From reading excerpts from the Little Prince , some words may come to mind . Can you use them to create a drawing ? In this activity, the Museum offers families to choose words that inspire their designs . These will then be hung in the Little Prince tree of stars!
- The seven planets of the Little Prince From 2PM to 4PM – Starting point : Jean- Noël Desmarais
Imagine the Little Prince walking in the Museum, discovering the treasures on display in each room . From this visit, he selects seven works he decides to allocate to each of the 7 planets he visited ! The Museum offers to take part in this lively course designed especially for the occasion. Discover the planets the Little Prince visited, and their fantastic stories !
- The Little Prince and calligraphy from 11AM to 5PM – Promenade des Studios Art & Éducation Michel de la Chenelière – Pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
Calligraphy is an art ! A practical workshop led by experienced calligraphers will allow you to try calligraphy, inspired by the text of the Little Prince . In addition, a demonstration of illumination allows you to discover its secrets. At the end of this activity, leave with your own favorites calligraphy, it is offered !
- The Little Prince and watercolor From 11AM to 5PM – Promenade des Studios Art & Éducation Michel de la Chenelière – Pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais
In this unique workshop, ten watercolorists paint live works inspired by the story of the Little Prince, with music ! Come meet these talented artists and share your impressions on the works exhibited throughout this activity.