Blog posts tagged "IWC"

This week: TAG Heuer, AP, and more

2020/09/19 by Dale Vito

This week’s best Watchbase entries

TAG Heuer Carrera 160th Anniversary

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I stumbled upon this one whilst uploading a couple of the more classical Carrera offerings – the TAG Heuer Carrera 160th Anniversary CBN2A1D.BA0643. Building upon the template of the Carrera 02 44mm launched earlier this year, this limited edition of 1,860 pieces sports a silver ‘Panda’ style dial. Not a bad look! There’s a blue one too, in the form of ref. CBN2A1E.BA0643.

Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Japan Edition

The Breitling Chronomat B01 42 AB0134101B2 is exclusive to the Japanese market. But what’s different? The red accents on both the dial as well as the hands are now silver, making for a pure monochromatic look. The devil is in the details!


This Week: IWC, SYE, AP

2020/06/16 by Dale Vito

Hi guys!

In our last update, I wrote about the extent of our IWC watch database. It’s even better now. I’ve added another few hundred watches, making for a total of over 1.600 at the time of writing this – including some truly rare and forgotten gems.

I’ll keep working on it, but at a slightly lower pace. Check out the full IWC catalogue – it’s wild!

A new entry is SYE (for Start Your Engines), whose kind owner approached us to have his brand included in our watch database. Are you a brand owner looking to have your watches featured? Contact us!

What else is new? I’ve added a few new releases here and there, such as the Japan-exclusive Royal Oak Tourbillon in white gold posted above. I’m really hoping we’ll get to see some more new watches in the next couple of months!


This week: Watches and Wonders 2020, major IWC updates

2020/04/28 by Dale Vito

Hi guys,

Hope you’re all doing reasonably well – it’s been an unusual couple of months for sure! For Watchbase, the situation in which we now find ourselves has had a couple of implications. For one, I haven’t been at our office much, and the same goes for the rest of our team. It took a bit of time to settle in at home, but productivity is up at our usual standards again.

Then, many brands have put off new releases indefinitely. The first to break this pattern was Breitling, and all their 2020 releases are of course up on our website. Past weekend saw a digital edition of Watches & Wonders (formerly SIHH), with many brands releasing at least a couple of new pieces. I will be adding these to our database over the next few weeks.

I am however most excited about the big steps we’ve made in our IWC database – which I think now ranks amongst the best on the web. I’m not at all finished, but a few fun numbers nonetheless:

Stay tuned for more!


This Week: IWC Big Pilot Black Carbon, Zenith prices updated!

2020/02/04 by Dale Vito

How’s it going guys?

Zenith price increase

Last week I’ve updated our Zenith prices to reflect the price increase that’s set for February first. As with Rolex, I’ve also added a few missing watches here and there. Please find our Zenith watch database here.

IWC Big Pilot Black Carbon IW5061-01

I’ve also added a couple of rare and / or new IWC watches – among them this cool IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition Black Carbon, a limited edition of 100 pieces created with the help of Hong Kong IWC collectors. This watch, reference IW5061-01, has a case made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (‘UD carbon’). Details here.

Other cool new IWC’s included the Portugieser Perpetual for Arije in red gold and white gold, and the Portugieser Automatic 100 Years Hübner.


This Week: the IWC Portugieser 3716

2019/12/21 by Dale Vito

I’M SORRY – the past week has been fairly slow. And with the upcoming Holidays I suppose the next few weeks won’t be any different. This week nonetheless saw a notable and important addition with six new variations of the IWC Portugieser ref. IW3716.

A bit of background.

The IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3716 is an updated take on the 3714. The latter was introduced in 1998, itself building on the template that was introduced with the 1995 Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante ref. 3712. The look would proof to become hugely popular and quite timeless. Proof? It looks identical to this day.

Both the 3712 as well as the 3714 saw their movements based on the Valjoux 7750 / 7760 platform. Not that anybody cared too much about the somewhat pedestrian origins of the movements: the Portugieser Chronograph remains popular to this day, and the Rattrapante was recently resurrected in the form of various boutique-specials after a sizeable hiatus.

In the mean while the 2011 Portugieser Yacht Club and the 2013 Portugieser Chronograph Classic were introduced. Positive: in-house movements, in-line with the demands of today’s collectors. Negative: whilst beautiful in their own right, neither of them looked much like the good ol’ Portugieser Chronograph.

150 years.

Then, in 2018, IWC celebrated its 150th anniversary. As part of this celebration the company brought three limited edition Portugieser Chronograph models; two in stainless steel, one in red gold. These paired the classic looks (though with faux enamel dials) with an in-house movement. Of course anybody could tell that it would only be a matter of time until the regular collection Portugieser Chronograph would receive these updates.

And now it’s finally here. In no less than six executions. In stainless steel there’s the IW371604 and IW371605, both with silver dials, the IW371606 with a blue dial, and the IW371609 with black dial. Looking for something a bit more sumptuous? The IW371610 and IW371611 feature red gold cases, paired with an ardoise or silver dial respectively. In stainless steel the premium over the classic 3714 is only 250 EUR. Not bad!


This Week: IWC, Tissot, Hublot, Breitling

2019/11/29 by Dale Vito

Hi guys! It’s been another great week for Watchbase, with a lot of new watches added to our database. The bulk of them Tissot, but there’ve been a few others here and there. Below my favorites:

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph Japan

This Japan-only edition of the Breitling Premier B01 sports a mother-of-pearl dial, which is a first for this collection. It goes surprisingly well with the elegant, vintage looks of the Premier! MORE

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Mercedes – AMG Petronas Motorsports
IW503003

A limited edition of just 10 pieces, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch
Mercedes – AMG Petronas Motorsports reference IW503003 sports a carbon fiber dial with emerald green accents. MORE!

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Lewis Hamilton
IW503002

Two in a row! The IWCBig Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar reference IW503002 was designed in cooperation with Lewis Hamilton. For a watch with a matte black ceramic case it’s fairly flashy – the dial is burgundy while the crown and case back are made of red gold. MORE!

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Nicky Jam High Jewellery

Like Nicky Jam? Got EUR 364.000 burning a hole in your pocket? We’ve got your back with the Big Bang Meca-10 Nicky Jam 414.OX.9101.LR.9904.NJA18. MORE!

Tissot Seaster 1000 Powermatic 80

I’ve added so many Tissot I swear I can’t see another one. But still, this Seastar 1000 looks pretty cool with its gradient blue dial. Powermatic 80 too! MORE!


This Week: Omega, AP, Breitling, IWC and TAG Heuer

2019/06/22 by Dale Vito

Hi guys!

Skipped a week again, but don’t worry – I still added a ton of watches. As always, here’s a few cool and notable ones;

IWC Pilot’s Watch Racing Green

The IW377726 is a limited edition of 1000 pieces with a Racing Green dial. Pretty cool right?! LINK!

TAG Heuer Monaco Eighties Edition

The TAG Heuer Monaco Eighties is the second model introduced in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Monaco. I’m not sure if you noticed, but it features a bold red dial. LINK!

Breitling Premier B01 Wheels and Waves

Breitling is doing all sorts of cool stuff with brands such as Norton, Colnago, OuterKnown – and now the Wheels and Waves festival. It’s almost as if Georges Kern is living out his midlife crisis through the winged B… LINK!

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep

BOOM – from outer space to ocean’s deep. The Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep -created for the The Five Deeps expedition- has 15.000 meters of water resistance. Sick. LINK!

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass is turning 40 and they’re gonna do a whole lot of limited editions to celebrate. First is this APRO. In full platinum nonetheless. That’s baller. LINK!


This Week: IWC, Audemars Piguet, Glashuette Original and Laco

2019/06/08 by Dale Vito

Whoops, I skipped a week! We had a public holiday, I did some cycling in Belgium, and one of our team members was off – which means it was pretty uneventful here on WatchBase.

This week I ramped it up. I’m nearing the completion of our update of the Glashuette Original collection, which was a pretty heavy project. Again, our intern Ruben worked on his Laco stuff and is almost finished with that too. Here and there we added a few other new watches too. Our favs?

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar White Ceramic

Okay, it’s a bit bling, but come on – this is hot right? All you need this summer is a nice tan, a blue linen shirt and a pair of swimming shorts and this AP. LINK!

IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

I must admit that I’m not the biggest fan of this generation of IWC’s Ingenieur. The more pedestrian variations look too dull and generic. But spice it up with the brand’s digital perpetual calendar chronograph movement and it’s perfect. LINK!

Glashuette Original PanoMatic Lunar

As said I again added a bunch of new GO’s. This week’s favorite? I think it’s the PanoMatic Lunar in stainless steel – blue. With a pin buckle, just because. LINK!

Laco Squad Watch Mojave

Laco is best known for its pilot’s watches, but this dive watch doesn’t look to shabby either. LINK!

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin

Another Royal Oak, another Perpetual Calendar? Yes, but this is the production version of the RD#2 of SIHH 2018. A mind-boggling exercise in fine mechanical engineering. LINK!


Best of week 16: IWC, Oris, Certina and Tissot

2019/04/20 by Dale Vito

Welcome back to our weekly segment that highlights a couple of interesting additions to our ever-expanding database.

This week I didn’t take on any major projects really. I filled in a few gaps, went through our resources to find some cool & obscure pieces, and that’s it. There are a few cool new pieces though;

IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante Boutique Milano

Feels familiar right? The IW3712-22 is the stainless steel version of the 2016 IW3712. It is made in 150 pieces for the Milan IWC boutique. LINK!

Oris Divers Sixty-Five 43 Chronograph Bucherer Blue

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five 43 Chronograph is one of the latest installments in Bucherer’s Bucherer Blue series. Did you notice the indexes are different compared to the 2018 Carl Brashear version in bronze? LINK!

Tissot Entrepreneur One

Tissot has been doing retro editions since before it was even a thing. Really. Look at this 1998 Entrepreneur One – looks cool no? It’s even fitted with a plexi crystal. LINK!

Tissot Heritage Chronograph

Another cool one – the 2009 Heritage Chrono. This limited edition of 3333 pieces has a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40mm and is powered by the self-winding 7753. LINK!

Certina DS PH200M

A cool watch doesn’t necessarily need to cost big money. The Certina DS PH200M was released at BaselWorld 2018. It pairs cool vintage looks with an ETA movement with 80 hours of power reserve. For EUR 695! LINK!


SIHH 2018: the IWC 150th Anniversary Collection

2018/01/18 by Dale Vito

IWC 150th Anniversary 2018 SIHH Collection

IWC celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. At SIHH 2018 the Schaffhausen-based brand launched a collection of 27 watches to mark the occasion. They’re now live on WatchBase, including prices in Euro. Links to their entries below!

IW505001 Pallweber Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

25 pieces, platinum case, white lacquered dial.

IW505002 Pallweber Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

250 pieces, red gold case, white lacquered dial.

IW505003 Pallweber Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

250 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW505101 Pallweber Tribute to Pallweber Pocket Watch Edition “150 Years”

50 pieces, red gold case, white dial.

IW590203 Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”

15 pieces, platinum case, blue lacquered dial.

IW590202 Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”

15 pieces, platinum case, white lacquered dial.

IW504501 Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”

50 pieces, red gold case, white lacquered dial.

IW503405 Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Double Moon “150 Years”

250 pieces, red gold case, white lacquered dial.

IW371601 Portugieser Chronograph “150 Years”

2000 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW371602 Portugieser Chronograph “150 Years”

2000 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

IW510211 Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days “150 Years”

250 pieces, red gold case, white lacquered dial.

IW510212 Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days “150 Years”

1000 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

IW516407 Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Moonphase “150 Years”

150 pieces, red gold case, blue lacquered dial.

IW516405 Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Moonphase “150 Years”

350 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW516406 Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Moonphase “150 Years”

350 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

IW391023 Portofino Chronograph “150 Years”

2000 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW391024 Portofino Chronograph “150 Years”

2000 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

IW356518 Portofino Automatic”150 Years”

2000 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW356519 Portofino Automatic”150 Years”

2000 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

IW459309 Da Vinci 36 Moonphase “150 Years”

50 pieces, white gold diamond-set case, white lacquered dial.

IW459304 Da Vinci 36 Moonphase “150 Years”

50 pieces, red gold diamond-set case, white lacquered dial.

IW358103 Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”

250 pieces, red gold case, white lacquered dial.

IW358102 Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”

500 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW358101 Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”

500 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

IW502708 Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar “150 Years”

100 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW510503 Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date “150 Years”

100 pieces, stainless steel case, blue lacquered dial.

IW510504 Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date “150 Years”

100 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

IW377725 Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “150 Years”

1000 pieces, stainless steel case, white lacquered dial.

Total number of pieces: 17605.


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