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IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium

Pre-SIHH 2019: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch novelties

Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen told me:

“Alexander, we will be presenting a full fleet of Pilot’s Watch novelties that exemplify our engineering prowess and our material expertise. Our new Spitfire line is made using exclusively IWC-manufactured calibres. In the new TOP GUN line, we are using Ceratanium® for the first time in a Pilot’s Watch, giving rise to a completely jet black double chronograph. Last but not least, our special editions honouring the Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry novella Le Petit Prince demonstrate our top-flight skills in the field of haute horlogerie.”

Today I can only offer you a sneak preview.

These are the watches that are no longer embargoed…

The prices in Euro including 20 % VAT of the IWC Schaffhausen novelties 2018

SIHH 2018: Review and Opinions by Alexander Linz (Part 3)

Here comes my third review and the next highlights of the SIHH 2018. 

It is time to talk about the 150 the anniversary of IWC and it’s “150 Years Anniversary” editions.

There are more brands to come in the next days, as well as some general thoughts about the industry and where we watch aficionados are heading to.

For me it is time to look back, but I do also invite YOU to share YOUR thoughts with us.

Please use the comment section underneath and tell us what you think!

If you wish to discover all the IWC Schaffhausen SIHH 2018 novelties (= 60 pictures!), please click here  https://www.watchadvisor.com/news/sihh-2018-iwc-schaffhausen-novelties  and read my report I posted right at the beginning of the SIHH in January …

IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years Ref. IW505002

Pre-SIHH 2018: IWC Schaffhausen will celebrate its 150th birthday

1868 – 2018 … IWC is about to celebrate its 150th birthday. 

Therefore IWC will unveil a special Jubilee collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018 (SIHH) in Geneva.

The IWC Jubilee collection will comprise a total of 27 limited-edition models from the Portugieser, Portofno, Pilot’s Watches and Da Vinci families. 

Today, about six weeks before the official date of issue on 15th January 2018 I can offer you a first look at some of these Jubilee watches. 

Please have a look, enjoy and let me know what you think …


Blue is the new black! Discover two new IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser

Blue is the new black!

Something I am aware of since a while, as many of you for sure have noticed before, and something I personally very much like and support.

Still I believe there are too many black dials out there, to many black straps and even to many entire black watches.

Blue is THE elegant alternative, a color that fits perfectly with a sporty-elegant wrist-watch. 

IWC was a pioneer selling watches with a blue dial. The Schaffhausen based manufacturer started doing this 50 years ago.

It was GĂĽnter BlĂĽmlein who brought back the trend “blue” in the 1990s. At the time being all IWC watches with a platinum case had a blue dial.

Today I can show two IWC Portugieser that have never before been manufactured before in the combination of a blue dial and a stainless-steel case.

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition 50 Years Aquatimer

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition 50 Years Aquatimer

Happy birthday Aquatimer!

Nomen est omen: The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” marks the 50th anniversary of Aquatimer diver’s watches at IWC Schaffhausen.  

With its Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” IWC is presenting its first Ceratanium cases. IWC says that Ceratanium is as light and unbreakable as titanium, but also as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.

The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” features a digital perpetual calendar and a chronograph-function.

The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” is limited to 50 pieces and will be sold only in IWC boutiques starting from September 2017 for 50.600 Euro including 20 % VAT or 50.000 CHF including 8 % VAT.