A Look At The Roots Of IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Collections

IWC Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert."

For nearly a century, IWC Schaffhausen has been creating pilot’s watches of substance. In fact, the brand created its first pilot’s watch in the 1930’s and was the first watch company to conquer the issue of magnetism while in flight, developing a soft iron inner case to surround the movement. Since then, the brand has…

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These IWC Big Pilot’s Watches Will Be Flying Off The Shelves

IWC Spitfire Big Pilot's watches

Don’t wait. Once word gets out about the newest IWC Spitfire editions of the  Big Pilot’s watches 43mm in titanium and bronze, there will be a rush to the purchase. Why? Because the look, especially of the bronze one, is killer. Oh, and so are the prices. Inspired by the functional design of the historic…

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Five Top Watches Of 2021

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy bronze watches.

Despite the pandemic wreaking havoc in so many ways, including forcing most watch brands to shutter doors for a few weeks or months, certain watch brands managed to release some pretty intriguing timepieces this year.  From unexpected colorful presentations to high-tech materials, creative functions and extreme complications, top watch brands pulled out all the stops…

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IWC Schaffhausen Takes High-Tech, High-Mech To New Levels With Top Gun Pilot’s Ceratanium Watches

IWC Big Pilot's Top Gun Ceratanium(R) TimeZoner watch

IWC Schaffhausen is no stranger to innovation. This brand has been on the cutting edge of technology and watchmaking since its inception. Now, though, it takes its creativity to even new levels by unveiling two new Ceratanium® watches to its Top Gun Pilots watch collection. Ceratanium® is the brand’s proprietary alloy of ceramic and titanium…

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Remembering Watch Industry Great, Günter Blümlein

Günter Blümlein (

I searched my computer to find the photographs of yesteryear. But to no avail. The reason: to find some of the great photographs of myself with Günter Blümlein, whose untimely death at the age of 58 in 2001 left the watch world stunned. His foresight and determination has been stalwart during the late 20th century…

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IWC And Collective Horology Watch Group Unveil Collaborative C.03 Pilot’s Chronograph Watch

IWC, Collective Horology C.03

We in the watch world are all familiar with Hodinkee and even Red Bar Crew and the special collaboration watches they have made with brands over the years. However, the newest addition to the collaborative world is the fairly young collectors group, Collective™.  Founded in 2018 , the Collective is a group of watch enthusiasts…

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