IWC


Following the launch of the redesigned Mark XVIII collection last year at SIHH 2016, this year, IWC has released a follow-up to that collection in the form of a Tribute to the Mark XI, based on the company’s famous Pilot’s watch the debuted in 1948 (which was also produced by […]

IWC Tribute to Mark XI


This is a vintage Mark XI IWC Pilot watch, the most coveted of IWC’s Pilot watches. Produced beginning in 1948, the IWC Mark XI uses a hand wound caliber 89 movement. According to IWC “It was one of the very first watches to meet the demanding requirements of a professional […]

IWC Mark XI Pilot’s Watch


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In-Depth: IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic



Mercedes Benz has had a longstanding relationship with IWC which includes the making of special edition timepieces — like this one — that pay homage to the automaker, as well as dashboard clocks made by IWC in a number of Mercedes over the years. Today, with the announcement of the […]

2014 Mercedes S63 AMG 4MATIC + IWC


Fullscreen Overview The Aquatimer Ref. 812AD was IWC’s first true diver’s watch. Equipped with two crowns, one crown controlling the time and the other controlling the internal dive scale bezel — it made its public debut at the 1967 Basel Fair. The classic aesthetic still looks good today. Almost five […]

REVIEW: The IWC Aquatimer Automatic Ref. 3920


IWC has announced three limited edition references that pay homage to aviation pioneer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who took off on a reconnaissance flight over France and never returned. All three models come in a 46 by 16.5 mm brown silicon nitride ceramic case with a brown dial, brown calfskin strap […]

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight”



Earlier this week, Vogard sold its world timer patents and all intellectual property to Richemont-owned IWC. As part of the deal Vogard will cease manufacturing and sales of Vogard watches. Vogard will reportedly continue to supply after sales service. Vogard’s patented mechanical worldtimer technology (which was originally developed by Thomas […]

IWC acquires Vogard’s world timer patents and intellectual property


As we told you last week, IWC will be debuting their overhauled Portugieser collection at SIHH. For their all new Annual Calendar, IWC needed to develop a new automatic movement. The result is in-house caliber 52850 which runs at 4Hz, has 36 jewels and boasts a 7-day (168-hour) power reserve. […]

Pre-SIHH 2015: IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar


First introduced in 2012, the Top Gun Miramar line has become a staple within the IWC Pilot’s collection. This year, in addition to updated versions of the existing models being introduced, there is an all new Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar timepiece at the entry-level. All new to the Mark […]

IWC Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar launched at SIHH



When IWC purchased the rights to watchmaker Vogard’s intellectual property in November 2014 – production of a watch utilizing the newly acquired world time bezel patent was all but guaranteed. We even speculated, at the time, that the watchmakers in Schaffhausen might somehow use their own Aquatimer dive bezel technology […]

SIHH 2016: IWC Timezoner Chronograph



Originally launched in the 1950s, and then redesigned by the late Gérald Génta in 1976, the Ingenieur is one of the most classic IWC timepieces. At SIHH 2013 — which begins January 21st — IWC Schaffhausen will launch a redesigned Ingenieur collection. The Ingenieur Automatic (shown) is the only model […]

Pre-SIHH 2013: IWC Ingenieur Automatic