Blog posts tagged "Perpetual Calendar"

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!

Patek Philippe: Evolution of the 5270 dials – addendum

2015/04/09 by Dale Vito
Patek Philippe 5270 dial variations

Patek Philippe 5270 dial variations


Earlier I wrote a bit on the 5270 and its various faces – in particular, about the infamous ‘double chin’ that was introduced with the 2013 KunstWerkUhr 5270G-015 and would also be used in the subsequent regular production  5270G-013 with silver dial and the 5270g-014 with blue dial.

The remarkable and polarizing ‘double chin’ design was done away with when the diamond-set 5271P-001 was introduced at BaselWorld 2014. In my earlier post we already mentioned the 2015 PP 5270R-001, but what I missed was the quiet release of the 5270G-018 and 5270G-019: the white gold models with silver dial and blue dial, tachymeter, but no double chin.

The total of 5270 variations is now at 8 – a surprisingly large number taking into consideration that the original 5270G-001 was released just four years ago..

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