Blog posts tagged "IWC"

Best of week 25: 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!


Best of Week 23: 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.


NEW: The 2017 IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar - 2016/12/07 by Dale Vito


IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW3921-01

IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW3921-01

 

Ahead of SIHH 2017, IWC just revealed a glimpse of its new Da Vinci collection, including the IW392101 Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar. 

The 2017 IWC Da Vinci collection marks a return of the round case with flexible lugs, a style first seen in the 1985 reference 3750 – which of course had the honor of serving as the debut piece for Kurt Klaus perpetual calendar module. While the 3750 was far from the first IWC to carry the Da Vinci name, to many it is THE Da Vinci. Footsteps that proved hard to fill for the 2007-2017 tonneau-shaped generation.

IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW3921-01

IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW3921-01

 

The 2017 IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar features a case of 43mm in -for now- either red gold (IW392101) or stainless steel (IW392103). The former is paired with a silver dial, while the latter features a slate grey dial. Both are fitted with Santoni straps. They are powered by the new caliber 89630, pairing IWC’s in-house flyback chronograph with its traditional perpetual calendar lay-out, including the signature 4-digit year indicator.

Other models include 36mm versions with either a date window or a moonphase window, based on movements we’ve come to know from the Portofino collection. I’ll upload these to our IWC database as soon as I have more information.

For now, here’s the links to the Perpetual Calendars;

IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar 3921 Red Gold / Silver

IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar 3921 Stainless Steel / Slate

Prices to be added soon.

Edit; I’ve added two more variations;

IWC Da Vinci Moonphase IW4593 Red Gold / Silver

IWC Da Vinci Automatic IW4583 Stainless Steel / Blue


NEW: the surprising return of the IWC Portugieser Rattrapante 3712 - 2016/11/23 by Dale Vito


IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante 3712 - 2016 Boutique Editions

IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante 3712 – 2016 Boutique Editions

 

The end of 2016 marks the surprising return of the Portugieser Rattrapante in -for now- three different iterations. This watch, reference 3712, had been absent from the collection for some 10 years.

The IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante 3712 was introduced in 1995, accompanied by the less complicated -and highly popular- 3714 in 1998, and finally discontinued after the introduction of the Italian-market limited edition IW3712-14 in 2006. But this year IWC decided to bring this cult-classic C back to life with a series of limited editions dedicated to three of its European boutiques;

– The IW3712-15, a limited edition of 100 units in red gold, was created in honor of the Milan boutique. It features a blue dial with both a tachymeter and telemeter scale.

– The IW3712-16, a limited edition of 200 units in stainless steel, was created in honor of the Paris boutique. It features a grey / black dial.

– The IW3712-17, a limited edition of 200 units in stainless steel, was created in honor of the Munich boutique. It features a blue dial.

While at the time of writing this little update the -15 and -17 were already launched, details on the -16 are still a bit sketchy. I will update ASAP.

Add to this the new 3714-88 Bücherer and 3714-89 Seddiqi, and 2016 makes for quite a year for fans of the timeless Valjoux-based Portugiesers. Now how about a new 3705?

 


Update: IWC Tribeca Full List - 2016/06/01 by Dale Vito


IWC Tribeca Editions 2013 - 2016

IWC Tribeca Editions 2013 – 2016

 

In the last couple of days I’ve been updating our IWC watch database – adding prices, refining descriptions, and adding new (and old) watches to our existing catalogue. 

With a total of 556 IWC watches currently in our database, we’re slowly getting there – yet there are many missing – most notably many limited editions and dealer / country specials. Do you own a Portugieser Rattrapante ‘Cortina’, a 5021 Pisa or another IWC that’s still missing? Please email me with pics & description and I’d love to add it.

But back to what we do have. I did a full list of IWC Laureus models before, but it’s now updated with the 2016 Portofino Moonphase and the piece unique Tourbillon Mystere. While I suspect both the title as well as the pic sorta gave it away, today I’ve compiled another cool list – all IWC Tribeca Film Festival watches.

IWC is an official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of the Tribeca Film Festival since 2013. It has since made it a habit to release a limited edition watch in honor of the festival each year. For the first three years, these limited editions were accompanied by a unique watch auctioned off to benefit the cinematic arts – note that it could very well be the case that the 2016 1/1 watch is yet to be released.

Click the links below for information -most of them including prices-, pictures and detailed info;

IWC Portuguese Automatic Tribeca Film Festival 2013 (Limited Edition)

IWC Portuguese Automatic Tribeca Film Festival 2013 (Unique Piece)

IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Tribeca Film Festival 2014 (Limited Edition)

IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Tribeca Film Festival 2014 (Unique Piece)

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Tribeca Film Festival 2015 (Limited Edition)

IWC Portofino Monopusher Tribeca Film Festival 2015 (Unique Piece)

IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar Tribeca Film Festival 2016 (Limited Edition)

 


NEW: IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph 43.5 Boesch - 2016/05/27 by Dale Vito


Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Boesch

Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Boesch

 

IWC introduces its second collaboration with Boesch: the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Boesch. The sumptuous mahogany body of the Boesch 620 Rimini served as the main inspiration.

IWC first collaborated with Busch in 2009, when it introduced the Aquatimer Chronograph Busch in celebration of the 80th birthday of the boat builder. Now the two Swiss companies have once again put their heads together, leading to the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Boesch IW390504.

The IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Boesch is a limited edition of 150 pieces. It is said to be inspired by the Boesch 620 Bimini, which explains the rich brown tone of the dial and the -real- mahogany inlaid in its case back. As all other IW3905 models, the case measures 43.5mm across, housing the self-winding caliber 89361 chronograph movement.

More info in our database!


IWC SIHH 2016 – now updated with prices! - 2016/01/26 by Dale Vito


IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

 

I’ve just updated the IWC SIHH 2016 Pilot’s Collection with the latest pricing information – straight from IWC.

The full list with links:

Mark XVIII:

IW327001
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (black dial / leather strap)

IW327002
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (silver-white dial / leather strap)

IW327004
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

IW327011
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (black dial / bracelet)

IW324702
Pilot’s watch Mark XVIII TOP GUN Miramar

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph:

IW377709
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph (leather strap)

IW377710
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph (bracelet)

IW377714
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

IW377719
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire

IW389001
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN

IW389002
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar

Pilot’s Watch Timezoner: 

IW395001
Pilot’s watch Timezoner Chronograph

Big Pilot’s Watch:

IW500912
Big Pilot’s Watch

IW500916
Big Pilot’s Watch Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

IW500917
Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire

IW502001
Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN

IW502003
Big Pilot’s Watch Ed. “Btq. Rodeo Drive”

IW510301
Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48

IW510401
Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55

Pilot Watch Complications:

IW379108
Pilot’s Watch PPC Digital Date-Month Spitfire

IW371808
Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Ed. “Antoine de St Exupéry”

IW503801
Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Ed. “Antoine de St Exupéry”

IW502701
Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36

IW324001
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (grey dial / alligator strap)

IW324003
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (silver dial / blue numerals / alligator strap)

IW324005
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (silver dial / gold numerals / alligator strap)

IW324002
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (silver dial / blue numerals / bracelet)

IW324004
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (grey dial / bracelet)

 


IWC SIHH 2016: the new Pilot’s Watches on WatchBase thus far - 2016/01/05 by Dale Vito


IWC Big Pilot Heritage 55 - IWC Big Pilot Heritage 48

IWC Big Pilot Heritage 55 – IWC Big Pilot Heritage 48

 

Yesterday marked the introduction of IWC’s Big Pilot Heritage 55 and Big Pilot 48 and I’m sure by now you’ve all seen and read about them. But pssst… we’ve already uploaded 9 other 2016 IWC Pilot’s watches:

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition Le Petit Prince IW5027-01

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph IW3777-09

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Blue IW3270-04

IWC Pilot’s Watch Miramar Chronograph 44 IW3890-02

IWC Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Chronograph IW3890-01

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Miramar IW3247-02

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire IW3777-19

IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Double Chronograph Antoine de Saint Exupery Tobacco IW3718-08

IWC Pilot’s Watch 36 Silver / Blue IW3240-03

IWC Pilot’s Watch 36 Grey / Grey IW3240-01

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph IW3950-01

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery IW5038-01

Got any additional info and / or corrections? Please share!

We’re still awaiting images for some 17 others. I’m particularly curious about the Timezoner Chronograph ref. IW3950-01 – I can’t wait to see how IWC finally implemented the Vogard patent they acquired in late 2014

EDIT – Timezoner and many others added!

EDIT 2 – I’m sorry – IWC Schaffhausen kindly asked me to put the pictures on hold till January 18th. Stay tuned!


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