“DoppelChronograph” (or Double Chronograph in English)… If you know your IWC history, you’ll immediately spot the importance – and coolness – of these words. As you might have seen already, 2019 was the year of Pilot’s Watches at IWC Schaffhausen, but not by changing entirely the collection – the classic models remain untouched – but by […]
The IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph might not be the most coveted watch in the brand’s pilot collection and still, it is certainly one of the most relevant… Why, you might well ask? For the main reason that it combines two of the most practical features for such a watch; a flyback chronograph and […]
Many brands are associated with pilot watches these days, which is among the most popular of styles. IWC, Breitling, Zenith, Laco, Hamilton and scores of others have long histories with these tools of aviation and bona fide war credentials to back up contemporary offerings. Glashütte-based Tutima is on this list and perhaps best known for […]
A few weeks ago, we presented you the entire list of watches that will be auctioned for charity during Only Watch 2019. We also took some time to tale a closer look at some of the best unique pieces, including what had to be our biggest crush: a one-to-one re-edition of the 1950s military Breguet […]
Feeling bold today? Good. Now meet a pilot’s watch with camouflaged hands, a day-date indication, a ceramic case and a normal-sized crown. Except for the triangle at 12 o’clock (and yes… a few other things to be honest), there’s not much that makes this an actual Pilot’s watch. But is it any good? We took […]
From a concept of « Real Watches for Real People », meaning no-nonsense, practical tool watches with not much horological depth but solid manufacturing, to a higher-end, highly mechanical piece that will define the brand’s future… Oris’ latest watch had a long way to travel. We went down that same road with its creators to […]
It has become a recurring thing for magazines Revolution and The Rake to offer limited edition watches to their readers. Some of them, such as the Bell & Ross Bellytanker or the Chopard Salmon Dial, were surprisingly pleasant. Today’s collab watch goes one step further and the result is the epitome of cool. Indeed, Revolution […]
It’s quite common for brands to reissue watches from a bygone era, especially military and dive watches. The 2019 Rado Captain Cook Limited Edition, Seiko’s Prospex Diver 300m Hi-Beat SLA025 and Longines’ own Avigation BigEye are recent examples (and let’s not overlook the brand’s Legend Diver). The company’s Heritage collection pays homage to many more vintage pieces and the Avigation Type A-7 1935 is a quirky one with design elements to help pilots read the time and operate the chronograph quicker.
We strapped the new IWC Pilot Automatic Top Gun around the wrist and started thinking. Is this contemporary, black ceramic, interpretation of the world’s most famous war watch actually a better interpretation as well? Is the predecessor of the infamous Mark XI nowadays the cool cat of the collection?
Because 90% of the population is right-handed, there’s a convention that watches have to be worn on the left wrist… And that explains why the crown is positioned at 3 o’clock (on most watches, of course). There are exceptions to the rule, though, with so-called “right-hander” or “lefty” watches. Not so common, practical for left-handers […]