The 7 Best Watches for Travelers
Durability, great looks and impeccable craftsmanship.
Durability, great looks and impeccable craftsmanship.
The latest IWC Aquatimer is the most highly evolved one yet.
History is great and all, but the Mark XVIII's simplicity and legibility are enough to make watch nerds swoon.
These products lead categories by example rather than by contrivance, each serving as inspiration and aspiration. They are icons, and very deserving of the title.
The new IWC Pilot's Watch Automatic 36mm may have been overshadowed by its bigger brethren, but it might be the most authentic pilot's watch IWC builds.
One of the most influential watch shows is in full swing. That means new, exciting watches from big names like Audemars Piguet, Panerai, Montblanc and more.
IWC tweaked the size of its sporty Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph -- and now it's even better than before.
A new G-Shock colorway, IWC's foray into connected timekeeping, some Aussie leather and Bremont sponsors an American sailing team.
Despite the economic clouds that blew into Geneva the week before, there were still some spectacular new watches at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. This year, the exclusive exhibition of high watchmaking lived up to its name. Here are 10 of our favorite watches from the show.
This Week in Watches: IWC's Kurt Klaus celebrates his 80th birthday, Bell & Ross's BR-X1 chronograph, Graham's Silverstone RS line and more.
IWC has created a commemorative timepiece for the Volvo Ocean Race, which will also to serve as motivation for the competing teams since it happens to be the prize for the winner of the coveted “24 Hour Record”. Here are the details.
This Week In Watches: A return dive to the mysterious Antikythera device, a Nomos watch celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, smaller watches from IWC and much more.
The term “Frankenwatch” is pejorative, suggesting an impure timepiece cobbled together from parts of questionable origin and vintage. But ask watch collectors to name the best parts from any watch, and they'll eventually dream up an imaginary watch that only a mad doctor could love. Here's GP's very own.
This Week in Watches: OMEGA's 50th anniversary tribute to Goldfinger, JeanRichard collaborates with French street artist Gully, a watch promoting awareness of mitochondrial disease and much more.
This Week in Watches: Tissot's T-Touch Solar, the Longines 24-Hours Single Push Piece Chronograph, instant classic straps from Australian strap maker Bas & Lokes, and much more.
The motoring watch has long been a symbol of masculine derring-do and a love of machinery. Here are ten modern timepieces that still capture the exhaust smell and sound of engines running wide open on a ribbon of tarmac.
The contemporary IWC Portuguese is not merely a watch, but rather an entire model line within IWC’s collection, with everything from chronographs to minute repeaters and perpetual calendars counted among its ranks. It is one of the stalwarts of the Schaffhausen brand's collection and almost universally loved by watch aficionados for the line's clean, classic aesthetics, purity of design and fascinating history. And it all sprang from a single request from a singular watch market.
New or old, a pilot's watch must be legible, tough, accurate and reliable, with extra points awarded if it looks good riding the sleeve of a flight jacket. This flock hits those marks.
Comparing two great depth gauge dive watches: the top shelf IWC Aquatimer Deep Three and an ingenious alternative from ORIS that works without any moving parts.
What started as a batch of 1,200 watches made in 1941 for the German Luftwaffe has since become one of the most iconic watch designs in history. Today Fliegers are made by both household-name German brands and a set of potent up-and-comers, in both classic styling and with an artistic license, at bank-breaking prices and for only a couple hundred bucks. Here are our favorites.
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Galapagos Islands” ($11,100) shares more with theCharles Darwin Foundation than donations. It's a prime example of Darwin's Theory of Evolution -- in Aquatimers.
This week in watches: Tsovet's line of automatics, Mayan timekeeping, Richard Mille in White, German blasphemy and much more.
As it goes for just about anything “military”, issued timepieces are some of the most collectible in the watch world. Between enthusiasts looking for a rugged watch to go on adventures with, fashionable folks pulling off military-inspired looks, and history buffs bolstering their military regalia collection, the military watch market faces the perfect storm of demand. Couple that demand with a fixed number of issued timepieces, and you start to see the whole picture. The rabbit hole of military watches and their history delves very deeply, very quickly, so we've broken our overview into two parts: those countries from the West with influential and interesting military timekeeping history, and those from the East. This week, the West -- America, Britain, Germany, France, and the unlikely Brazil, Argentina and Peru -- flexes its stuff.
Every year we come away from Salon International Haute Horlogerie, the world's most prestigious watch show, feeling privileged and awed. This year was no different. The competitive environment of the show, the electric vibe among the attendees and the enthusiasm of brand reps and watchmakers showing off their new creations make the Palexpo in Geneva a wonderful place every January.
After we've returned home and slept off the jetlag, we like to poll our team of Timekeeping contributors for their picks from the preceding week. So with our further ado, here are our favorite watches of SIHH 2014.
This time of year, the horological universe revolves around the Palexpo center in Geneva. It's SIHH -- the Salon International Haute Horlogerie, where the watch brands under the Richemont Luxury Group umbrella (and a couple of outlying independents) convene to display their wares in elaborate and opulent "booths" that defy that pedestrian name. Journalists and retailers from around the world descend on Geneva to jostle for first looks at the latest and greatest creations from legendary maisons like Jaeger-LeCoultre, A. Lange & Sohne and Audemars Piguet. Follow our man on the ground, Jason Heaton, as he sends in the latest horological news every half hour.
Since some press photos leaked from across the pond a couple of weeks ago, the online watch community has been buzzing about the next generation of IWC Schaffhausen’s Aquatimer dive watch family, which will be formally introduced in a couple of weeks at the Salon Internationale Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. With this year's refresh of the Aquatimer, IWC seems to have listened to some of its customers' opinions, but also took a new approach, bringing back the internal timing ring, with a new (ahem) twist.
If you’re like us, you have a long list of watches you’d love to own. But reality (almost) always steps in, and your desires remain unfulfilled. Gear Patrol’s series Want This, Get This presents a lust-worthy timepiece along with a more affordable alternative that scratches the same itch. With IWC's Aquatimer due for a refresh at January's SIHH, we bid it farewell alongside a lookalike, the Steinhart Ocean Two, which costs a tenth of the price.
You wouldn't think there’d be a lot to get hot and bothered about when it comes to antiquated and genteel timepieces. But just visit any of the countless web forums dedicated to this crazy hobby and you’ll see debates raging that would make even Presidential hopefuls blush. Today we present two sides to the divisive argument that the International Watch Company (IWC) has somehow sold out or lost its way. How better to address the issue than an old-school-style debate?