27 / Feb

IWC at the 2019 Oscars

IWC at the 2019 Oscars

IWC and Bradley Cooper team up for a new charity project at the  2019 Oscars. Singing the Oscar winning duet ‘Shallow’ written by Lady Gaga from his acclaimed film When a Star is Born, both shone on stage.


Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars 2019 (pictured above)


At this years Academy Awards ceremony, the actor and IWC brand ambassador wore a Big Pilot’s Watch Single Piece with a one-of-a-kind engraving. This watch is currently being auctioned by Sotheby’s and IWC will donate its full proceeds to the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation.


With the funds, the foundation will support the association Arrimage, a charitable organization that focuses on teaching visually impaired children how to read drawings using their sense of touch.


Big Pilot’s Watch Single Piece (Ref. IW500923)

The timepiece features a midnight blue dial and is housed in a case made of 18-carat 5N gold. It is powered by the IWC-manufactured 51111-caliber movement. In no time at all, the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system build up a power reserve of seven days. On the case back, there is a one-off engraving of the iconic quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince”: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly“.

The auction is organized by Sotheby’s. Starting February 22, 11am EST/ 4pm GMT and until March 4, 11am EST/ 4pm GMT, bids for the Big Pilot’s Watch Single Piece(Ref. IW500923) can be placed online on:


Explore the wider IWC collection at J Farren-Price online or visit our Sydney boutique – open 7 days a week.

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