During SIHH 2019 in Geneva IWC Schaffhausen will be presenting a new Spitfire line, a new TOP GUN line and "Le Petit Prince" special editions.
SPITFIRE: All watches are now fitted with IWC-manufactured calibres
For insiders a quick information before we start... The Tourbillon launch was brought forward since there is a delay with the Fiftysix chronograph. The latter will probably launch at the SIHh 2019 next January.
I don't mind to see a tourbillon in the Fiftysix collection, since it is a complication that fits perfectly in the DNA of the 1755 founded Geneva based brand.
This is the official statement published by LVHM last week:
... "LVMH Watchmaking Division announces new structure
Paris, September 21, 2018
After an extraordinary career spanning over 40 years in watchmaking, Jean-Claude Biver, together with LVMH, has decided to relinquish his operational responsibilities and assume the role of non-executive Chairman of the LVMH watchmaking division.
The new Leica L1 and L2 watches have some really unique features that you will not find in any conventional timepiece currently on the market.
The camera specialist has created two watches that are characterized by Leica’s DNA, but are autonomous in its design and execution.
It is a truly exceptional product on the watch market.
In terms of mechanics, the challenge was not only in the construction of the movement, but also in the production of specific parts that had never existed in this form before.