IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII TOP GUN Miramar

IWC's unveiled their Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII TOP GUN Miramar, which pulls inspiration from a traditional observer's watch. And with these iconic watches, the main priority was legibility of the seconds and minutes, as opposed to the hours. This beauty...

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IWC Teases IWC Connect

Sure, the Apple Watch is getting all the attention (and an avalanche of sales), but luxury Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen is here to announce they it’s going high-tech, too. The company will soon release the IWC Connect, and they...

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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

With this year's SIHH just weeks away, IWC is getting ahead of the wave by updating its Portuguese family of watches with this the Portuguese Yacht Club Chono. It's powered by the same self-winding in-house movement from previous iterations while...

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IWC Schaffhausen TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch Collection

IWC Schaffhausen TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch Collection

IWC Schaffhausen has introduced three new Boutique models to extend the TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch squadron. A Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar, a Big Pilot’s Watch and a Pilot’s Watch Chronograph are all set to release bringing along some much-welcomed color to the overall IWC offerings. Available in limited numbers at IWC Boutiques worldwide, these watches feature red, green and blue hands and indices. Inspiration came from the cockpit instrument displays found in jets, which glow in various colours at night. The pieces are relatively light and feature ceramic cases while the back and crown are made of titanium.

This watches are a perfect mix of elegance and ruggedness. The IWC Schaffhausen TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch Collection can be found in limited editions through IWC Boutiques worldwide.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic

Hodinkee has informed us of IWC’s latest addition to their Portuguese Chronograph line of watches — the Chronograph Classic. Ditching the Valjoux-based movements, this beauty features an in-house IWC chronograph caliber 89361. The Portuguese Chronograph Classic features a 42mm case so it’s slightly larger than the normal Portuguese but features an arched-edge front glass that makes it appear to be a bit smaller than it actually is. The IWC caliber 89361 features a special register at 12 o’clock that displays elapsed time over 12 hours in the same format as a traditional watch or clock. This IWC caliber is also a flyback chronograph. Power reserve for caliber 89361 is 65 hours, while with the Valjoux it was just 44. Running seconds can found at 6 o’clock while the dial features applied arabic numerals with a railroad minute track. The data display at 3 o’clock is also something else not seen with the original and gives the new Chronograph Classic some much-welcomed differentiation.

The new IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic is available in both rose gold and stainless steel, each with slate grey and silver dial options. All examples come with hand-made Santoni straps. Prices are set at $24,200 for rose gold and $14,400 for steel.

IWC Presents The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch | What is a Movement?

IWC Presents The Man's Guide to Buying a Watch | What is a Movement?

Hodinkee tells us Swiss watchmaker IWC Schauffhausen have introduced a new video series entitled “The Man’s Guide To Buying a Watch.” Available across several mediums including Facebook and, the series will serve as a knowledge base for folks that aren’t yet caught up in the technicalities of mechanical watches but will surely be worth the watch for anyone — newbies and seasoned enthusiasts alike. Episode 1: What Is A Movement? features Mr. Michael Friedberg, well-known IWC collector and moderator of the IWC forum.

Now Open | IWC New York Flagship Boutique

IWC Schaffhausen New York Flagship Boutique on Madison Ave

IWC Schaffhausen has opened their first US and New York City boutique, a 3,000-plus-square-foot, bi-level space which carries on the company’s special tradition with IWC’s classic collection of fine timepieces, as well as an assortment of limited-edition models. Beyond all the horology goodness the boutique houses, it’s also much of a modern marvel as it features some really amazing design cues throughout while the decor lets you know it was by artisans. There’s really something special about it as the flagship boutique’s unique atmosphere invites customers to an inspirational voyage into the fascinating stories attached to the brand and each of its product families.

The IWC Boutique is open now and is located at 535 Madison Avenue.

SIHH | IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer

Hodinkee is reporting live from SIHH and they have turned us to the unveiling of IWC's Pilot's Watch Worldtimer, which is part of the iconic watchmaker's Pilot Collection. The 45mm timepiece comes in a stainless steel body and displays 24...

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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar

IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar at SIHH 2012

Ahead of SIHH 2012 later this month comes a look at the IWC Top Gun Miramar Chronograph, the latest edition to the Swiss watchmaker’s Pilot Collection. The beauty is powered by the new in-house caliber 89365 movement as opposed to the Valjoux 7750 which was found in the past versions. The new caliber is more advanced and robust than its predecessor as it features a flyback function and a 168-hour power reserve. The design is military-inspired with a case that’s made from scratch-proof grey ceramic. The dial’s a matte anthracite color with camo-colored beige hands and chapter ring and a green textile strap to finish things off. More details to drop once this beauty is unveiled at SIHH along with four other models from the Pilot collection.

Volvo Ocean Race | IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition

Volvo Ocean Race | IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition

IWC Schaffhausen, the official sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, has released the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012” to coincide with the official start of this “Everest’ of sailing. For those not familiar, the Volvo Ocean Race takes the world’s most dedicated and skilled sailors around the world in nine race legs, testing them at every moment. It gets under way with the In-Port Race at the Spanish port of Alicante and takes in six continents and four oceans before the crews hit the final stretch in the summer of 2012 in Galway, Ireland. The voyage tacks 39,270 nautical miles (72,728 km), putting the crews in some tough tides, ice-cold storms, 15-metre-high waves and much more.

This special edition Portuguese honors this unparalleled race and the crews’ outstanding achievements. It’s made from titanium and is functional, highly reliable and elegant as well. IWC delivers a beauty that’s water-resistant to 6 bar and fatures a screw-in crown with crown protection, giving it a rugged edge that can withstand just about anything. The IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre movement is on the inside and is fitted with a fly back function as well as an analogue display with two hands in a sub dial for long stop times. For a challenge as demanding as the Volvo Ocean Race, the black rubber strap with folding clasp closure is perfect and the sapphire-glass back adds to the aesthetics of this timeless watch. The engraving “Edition Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012” can be seen on the back of this well-designed and impeccably crafted chronograph.