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.

Hermès Atmos Clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Hermès Atmos Clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Hodinkee has turned us to the latest iteration of the legendary Atmos clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre. This time around, Jaeger is collaborating with Hermès for the desk clocks. Atmos clocks of the past need no winding or battery. They’re powered by a gas-fueled mechanism that leads to the balance wheel beating just twice per minute, instead of the few hundred you’ll find in a wristwatch’s movement. And now, this latest creation mates the Swizz watchmaker with French fashion house Hermès. The relationship between the two dates back to the 1920s but was a halted in the 1970s when Hermès began making all their timepieces in house.

Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, the famous glassblowers, created a special double layer glass dome so complicated to produced that only the six most talented glassblowers at the firm were capable of completing the process. The air-blown dome is cut to reveal transparent pearl-like beads, and then polished to create subtle light effects. The entire dome is lined with white enamel. Magnificent. The 276 x 276 x 272 mm clock weights over 10kg and the dotted exterior allows for viewing of the incredible JLC caliber 560a Atmos movement.

This piece of work is filled with endless detailing and so sophisticated that we’re surprised that the limited quantity number is 176. It’s priced at roughly $39,000 USD.

Introducing | Clomm Watches

Introducing | Clomm Watches

From British designer Gary Fidele comes Clomm, a boutique watch brand specializing in creating minimalist, distinctive and timeless designs. Clomm products are made from materials of premium quality and embody both style and function. Each piece is designed and engineered to stand the test of time. Gary’s first design, the Terra Firma, is now available in a few different finishes. The Rose Gold and matte black PVD shell really stood out to us as it works really well with the rich brown leather strap. Clomm recently launched their online store which allows users to navigate through the brand’s entire collection, make a purchase, and keep up with news via their blog.

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.

Nowness | Louis Vuitton Tambour Minute Repeater

Nowness | Louis Vuitton Tambour Minute Repeater

Nowness features this short film highlighting Louis Vuitton‘s new timepiece, the Tambour Minute Repeater. It was crafted in collaboration with Swiss master horologists of La Fabrique du Temps. True to the brand’s renown for handcrafted luxury travel accessories, the watchmakers reveal the complex mechanics employed to display one time while being able, upon request, to chime an alternative ‘home’ time. Video can be found below.

Ralph Lauren on Watches

Ralph Lauren on Watches

From Hodinkee comes a short conversation with iconic American designer Ralph Lauren on watches. Though the talk is only a few minutes long, the topic is covered with great detail and shows Mr. Lauren’s passion for fine made goods. Though there’s a struggle between the type of watch he’s wanted to make and what is concievable and accepted in the industry, we think some of the pieces RL has released over the years are progressive in their own ways but timeless nonetheless.

Audemars Piguet Book | Master Watchmakers Since 1875

Audemars Piguet Book | Master Watchmakers Since 1875

In 1875, two watchmakers, Jules Louis Audemars, aged 22, and Edward Auguste Piguet, aged 24, founded Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus, a small village in the Swiss Jura. More than a Century later, the Manufacture Audemars Piguet now employs almost 1,000 people in Switzerland and around the world. The company conveys a unique culture nurtured by tradition, audacity and excellence. It also stems from an original alchemist’s blend passed on through the generations and combining respect for nature with know-how and a taste for perfection.

Hodinkee for GiltMAN | Vintage Rolex Watches on NATO Straps

Hodinkee for GiltMAN | Vintage Rolex Watches on NATO Straps

At Noon EST today, GiltMAN will be launching another watch sale curated by Benjamin Clymer of Hodinkee. Apparently, vintage Rolexes are what the people want so who is Ben to deny the people? This sale’s got 70 vintage Rolex watches on colorful NATO and canvas straps instead of the conventional steel Oyster bracelets or leather ensembles. All watches are priced under $4,000, making this sale even more enticing.