Swiss IWC is turning 150 next year. To mark the occasion, the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer is set to unveil a special Jubilee collection at SIHH, comprising 27 limited–edition watches from different collections. Among these and a bit prior to the Geneva-Watch-Fair, the new Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” is the first IWC to combine a constant-force tourbillon with a single moon phase display that only needs to be adjusted by 1 day after 577.5 years.
Just a few weeks ago, the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire won the chronograph category of the 2017 GPHG, securing a double win for Swiss Parmigiani as the Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde brought home the prize for best travel time watch. For us an excellent excuse to have a closer look at the watch with which Parmigiani celebrated their 20th anniversary.
Some colors are far more popular in the world of watches then others. Black is always a favorite, not only for straps and dials but also for watch cases, blue is very popular this year, but what about white? We are not talking here only about the color of the dial, which remains popular, but also the cases. Then white all of a sudden becomes a rarity, although some examples do exist!
Omega Speedmaster White Side Of The Moon
Swiss Vacheron Constantin, known for conservative design, traditional finishing, and high prices, recently expanded their Patrimony line with the Excellence Platine watch. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine has all of those things as an all-platinum, three-hand watch with classic looks but contemporary proportions. This could be viewed as one of Vacheron's answers to watches such as the Patek Philippe 5196P and A. Lange & Söhne's Saxonia.
Not everyone knows that the great-great-grandson of Abraham-Louis Breguet, Louis Charles Breguet, Louis Charles Bréguet (1880-1955) was one of the early aviation pioneers first designing the gyroplane (the forerunner of the helicopter) in 1905 and his first fixed-wing aircraft, the Breguet Type I, in 1909.
He then developed other models such as the Swiss Breguet 19, and later the Breguet Deux-Ponts (Double Deck). In 1919, he founded the Compagnie des messageries aériennes, which evolved into Air France.