Category Archives: IWC

Our Top Ten Favorite IWCs

There are many good reasons that IWC is perceived as one of the greatest watch brands of all time. Here I have chosen our top ten favorite IWCs was a difficult task because there are so many good ones to pick from, but we ultimately ended up with these. We chose to focus on models… Read More »

Montblanc Orbis Terrarum vs. IWC Pilot Worldtimer

How does it go again? Do I set my watch forward or back on my way to China? Is my business partner in Dubai awake or asleep? A world-time watch can answer all such questions. The pilots’-watch look of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer conveys both the reason and need for this kind of timepiece.… Read More »

3 Best Dive Watches for Men

In the early days of underwater exploration, a watch was a crucial piece of gear, solely responsible for tracking two pieces of information that keep divers safe below the surface of the sea: time elapsed and depth reached. Today, digital dive computers have all but replaced dive watches, yet the watches remain popular thanks to… Read More »

IWC “SPECIAL WATCH FOR PILOTS” (1936)

IWC started focusing on the production of technically advanced watches built specifically for aviation at a very early stage, becoming a true pioneer in this field. Progress made in aviation and navigation had created a growing need for watches that offered maximum reliability under the toughest conditions. Ernst Jakob Homberger (1869–1955), IWC managing director during… Read More »

SIHH 2016 Preview – IWC Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” Watch

With the new IWC Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau”, the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer continues its series of special edition timepieces that honor the famous French scuba-diving pioneer. The Swiss watchmaker has a special relationship with Cousteau and it has been a partner of the Cousteau Society since 2003. Among other things, IWC contributed to the… Read More »

Milestone IWC Aquatimer Watches

At last SIHH 2014, IWC released a slew of new models in its revamped IWC Aquatimer collection of luxury divers’ watches . For fans of vintage watches — and vintage IWC watches, specifically — we highlight here five important IWC Aquatimers from the brand’s history. In 1967, IWC reacted to the growing popularity of amateur… Read More »