HAPPENINGS: In tribute to The Little Prince, the central character of the beloved tale written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, IWC Schaffhausen and the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation partnered with Pacific Place to bring to Hong Kong two captivating exhibitions: The Little Prince Art Collection and The Little Prince in the Dark display. Created by French artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga and his PAJ'Art Studio, the glow-in-the-dark sculptures provided guests with a one-of-a-kind multisensory experience.

Hong Kong celebrities Karena Lam and Pakho Chau were in attendance, as were Sharon Kwok-Pong, Brandon Chau and Ricky Kwok, who mingled with the legendary author's grandnephew, Olivier d'Agay, and artist Nazare-Aga. 

OVERHEARD The Little Prince is one of my favourite stories.


CHIC CHAT with Olivier d’Agay

As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's grand-nephew, do you also write or fly?

Saint-Exupéry is a legend so nobody wants to be a pilot or a writer in the family now. But I will tell you a secret: I will learn to fly next year.

Why do you like flying?

Being in the air is fantastic, because you have another view. You can think and meditate. You're in the clouds and it's beautiful. You can see the earth from high above.

You met IWC CEO Georges Kern 10 years ago and started the partnership. Had you always been a fan of the watch brand?

No, I didn't even know the brand. At that time it was a very limited segment, but after I discovered the brand I became a fan of pilot watches. My first IWC watch was the Spitfire. I still have it.

Do you have a favourite Le Petit Prince watch?

My favourite is the Mark XVII. It's very simple, with the little star on the seconds hand. It's nice, and I love the size.