Explore the Galapagos, Be Darwin – OR Wear a New IWC Aquatimer (Pre SIHH 2014)

Those of you who follow me know that I spent some time  on the Galapagos Archipelago – complete with a stop at the Charles Darwin Foundation and some island snorkeling — a few years back with IWC – as the brand pledged its support  to the Charles Darwin Foundation and to the preservation of this…

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Top Five Watches of 2013: Let the Countdown Begin

With the countdown to 2014 coming near, and watching 2013 come to a close, we thought it would be fun to ring in the new year with a countdown of our own.  Here we list five top watches from 2013– selected from some of our more popular articles of the year. 5) William Shatner by…

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Introducing the IWC Le Petit Prince Pilot Watches – A Not-so-Unlikely Pair

It may seem an unlikely collaboration at first glance – IWC and the Fondation Antoine de Saint Exupery. But on closer examination – it was a relationship destined to happen.  Antoine DE Saint Exupery – author of famed existentialist book, “The Little Prince”, as well as other books, trained as a pilot and flew mail…

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They’re Finally Here: IWC’s Bold Trio of Pilot’s Watches

The Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Boutique Edition watch is created in a run of just 250 pieces.

You may have heard about them a few months ago—but – IWC lovers take note – the bold and brazen three new black ceramic IWC Pilot’s watches have hit the stores.  We had a chance to try them on and take a close-up look at them in the New York Madison Avenue IWC Boutique, and…

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Throwbacks: A Look at some 20th Century Wristwatches

  As more and more brands look to their archives for inspiration, we decided it would be interesting to pull out a few of our older average-retail-priced 1980’s and 1990’s timepieces and take a  look at their size and design. Just for the fun of it. We also added a 1940’s Bulova — just because…

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Watch Education: Understanding Constant Force

Not a new concept in watchmaking at all, the idea of constant force has taken center stage as watchmakers strive for ever greater accuracy and precision.  Essentially, constant force is a means of improving the rate of a watch by making the torque of the spring constant throughout the entire power reserve duration. Generally, in…

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