IWC NEW MARK XVIII
NEW IWC Mark XVIII black dial NEW IWC Mark XVIII white dial
The NEW IWC Mark XVIII carries on the tradition of this simple, classic and iconic timepiece. It’s available in a NEW and smaller 40mm size in the classic black dial and now for the first time also in a white dial. Both versions are also available on a stainless steel bracelet. IWC has gone back to their roots with a single window date instead of a tripple date display. Overall the watch looks cleaner and more classic. The straps fitted on this watch is black calfskin instead of black alligator.
THE NEW IWC Pilot’s Chronograph
NEW IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Wrist shot of the IWC Pilot’s Chronograph
The NEW IWC Pilot’s Chronograph like the NEW Mark XVIII goes back to the archives to make this staple piece a true classic once again. This is achieved by bringing back the day/date window and getting rid of the tripple date display. The five-minute numerals on the outer edge of the chapter ring have also been removed to make the dial more legible, clean and less busy. This watch is also available on a black calfskin strap and a stainless steel bracelet.
I recently sold this watch to a client. I went with him to try this on at a local retailer here in Las Vegas. I have always been infatuated with this piece but this current version is modern yet familiar to the original. Most chronograph watches highlight the chronograph function, especially the subdials. What I like about this watch most is that the subdials blend into the dial subtly but they are easy to read and clean which is also the case with the day/date aperture at the three o’clock position. This watch is for that guy who appreciates and respects quality while wearing something sophisticated, everyday wearing and simple at the same time! I like that the strap is now black calfskin instead of alligator. It makes it more utilitarian and wearable. The only thing I don’t like is that they made the IWC tang buckle smaller and more tapered. Despite that it’s still one of the best values out there for a major watch brand with history and serious street cred. At $4,950 it makes this an accessible piece to own for the future, Contact me HERE to help you with purchasing this watch from an authorized IWC retailer and save money.
The NEW IWC Big Pilot in stainless steel
NEW IWC Big Pilot
The IWC Big Pilot watch is without a doubt one of the most recognizable pilot watches in history! For this SIHH 2016 IWC wanted to make this watch more similar to the original from 1940. The triangular index is once again positioned below the chapter ring, while the numerals appear slightly bolder and the five-minute indices a little slimmer. Overall, the dial now is complete and more or less mimics the original from their heritage. This is available on a black calfskin strap with the iconic stainless steel rivets.
NEW IWC PILOT’S WATCH TIMEZONER CHRONOGRAPH
NEW IWC PILOT’S WATCH TIMEZONER CHRONOGRAPH
The NEW IWC PILOT’S WATCH TIMEZONER CHRONOGRAPH is a first for the brand. It’s the first mechanical watch that allows for a new time zone to be set with a single rotation. Simply press the bezel down, turn to the desired time zone and release: the hour hand, 24-hour day/night display and date move automatically in sync. The countries with daylight saving time are identified on the rotating bezel by a small “s”. This is a great edition to the brands evolution of combining technical complication while maintaining the look of a classic pilot watch.
I hope it doesn’t look too busy with the 24 cities on the bezel. This is a great looking utilitarian world timer. I still need to see and play with this watch to get a better feel. There is a lot going on all at once. I would have been happier without the chronograph function but we will have to wait and see.
The watch is fitted with the IWC in house caliber 89760 manufactured movement with 68 hour power reserve when fully wound. This has a 45mm stainless steel case and is fitted on a black calfskin strap.
The names of 24 cities are shown on the rotating ring, with each name standing for one of the international time zones. The countries with daylight saving time are identified on the rotating bezel by a small “s”. The red “UTC” inscription below “London” represents the current coordinated world time. The rotating bezel (city ring) currently shows London standard time, 5 a.m. (24-hour display); it is the 25th of the month (date display). To set the watch to a new time zone, press the rotating bezel with your thumb and index finger, turn the desired time zone to “12 o’clock” (during summertime to the small “s” before the name of the city) and release. It is important to exert pressure on the bezel on two opposite sides to release the locking mechanism cleanly and move the bezel in both directions. The movement of the rotating bezel is transmitted to the hour wheel, the 24-hour hand and the date advance wheel, with the result that all three displays are advanced or turned back an hour at a time. The differential gearing (in the wheel train between the rotating bezel and hour wheel) is the heart piece of the mechanism. It ensures that the hour hand continues to move forwards and enables the one-hourly jumps when the time zone is changed.
IWC PILOT’S WATCH MARK XVIII TOP GUN MIRAMAR
NEW IWC PILOT’S WATCH MARK XVIII TOP GUN MIRAMAR
I was never really a fan of the IWC Top Gun or Miramar collection. This SIHH IWC came out with a NEW collection thats actually really cool. The NEW IWC PILOT’S WATCH MARK XVIII TOP GUN MIRAMAR is based on the traditional observer’s watch. The outer ring often contained only the seconds and minutes, while the hours were shown relatively small in a central ring. The watch is powered by the 30110 calibre, which has a power reserve of 42 hours. The 41mm ceramic case is water-resistant to 60 meters, has a soft-iron cage. I really wish this watch didn’t have a date. Otherwise it’s a really well balanced looking modern day tool watch.
IWC PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH TOP GUN MIRAMAR
NEW IWC PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH TOP GUN
I think the NEW IWC PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH TOP GUN MIRAMAR is one of the coolest chronograph watches IWC has produced in a very long time. The case diameter was reduced to 44 millimetres, and IWC has fitted the model with a simple date display. The timepiece also has a combined hour and minute counter. Thanks to the integrated flyback function, pushing the reset button causes the running chronograph hand to revert to zero and immediately starts recording another time.
The movement has a 68 hour power reserve and a soft iron inner case. The dial is anthracite and the strap is green calfskin. This watch has really good contrast is easy to read and doesn’t look like your convenitial pilot’s watch. I do think that IWC should have added the day window as well to keep in line with their chronograph pilot’s watches.
THE NEW IWC BIG PILOT’S WATCH TOP GUN
NEW IWC BIG PILOT’S WATCH TOP GUN
The NEW IWC BIG PILOT’S WATCH TOP GUN has modern features like a power reserve and date displays. Comprising 311 parts, the IWC-manufactured 51111 calibre has a patented pawl-winding system that builds up a seven-day power reserve after just 1960 full revolutions of the rotor.
The sapphire glass has anti-reflective coating on both sides and is secured against sudden drops in pressure in the cockpit.he case is 46mm and is constructed out of black ceramic. Even though it’s essentially the same dial and size as the stainless steel version, it looks cleaner and almost more historic. The strap is made out of black calfskin and the onion style winding crown is made out of titanium.