To say that Toronto-based watch collector Craig Henshaw is
the very definition of an IWC man is an understatement: constantly seeking out
adventure might as well be his job description, and on almost all of these
endeavors, you can find him sporting a piece from his IWC collection. However,
it’s Craig’s Aquatimer Deep Two that holds a special place in his heart.
As an active diver and underwater
photographer, Craig has traveled to far-off destinations not known to most.
One such place is Taveuni, a remote island off the cost of Fiji, that is the
third largest island in the Fijian archipelago. Notably, Taveuni is home to
CIVA Pearl Farm (“civa”, pronounced “dheeva” means “pearl” in Fijian), a small,
family-run farm that turns out, as Craig describes, some of the most unique and
unblemished pearls in the world. This is a result of the black-lipped oysters,
native to the area and known for creating the most colorful and unique pearls
Craig explains: “Fijian pearls are truly unlike any others
as they express a plethora of colors; apple green, cranberry, champagne, blush
pinks and sapphire blues. The white spheres that are so revered elsewhere pale
into insignificance amongst this universe of hues.”
For all their beauty, finding these pearls is no small feat.
Simply getting to Taveuni is an expedition. So, imagine a diver’s anxiety when
at the final stages of suiting up, after traveling to this remote location, he
learns that his dive computer is on the fritz.
“My heart sunk. It’s the last sound any diver wants to hear.
My computer was dead. Totally dead,” said Craig. “I had dragged 20lbs of camera
and lighting equipment, all in top-grade underwater housing, half way around
the world with my girlfriend, just for this dive.”
Luckily for Craig, during a trip to Hong Kong, he noticed
the IWC Aquatimer Deep Two while shopping. With the built-in mechanical depth
gauge and rotating bezel, he was able to calculate both the dive time and
depth. Along with an old-school pressure gauge (the dive master’s regulator
hoses that had grown swollen and large at the base almost exploded pre-dive as
well) and the skills he picked up throughout his 28 years of diving, Craig was
able to get in the water.
“My Aquatimer purchase is a side effect of my own insatiable
need to buy dive gear,” said Craig. “And I’m glad I had it – this dive was
too important to miss.”
Along with capturing the beauty of the pearl farm and the
pearls themselves, Craig had another mission on this trip: discovering the
perfect pearl. And he was in luck: during the dive, his guide discovered a
spectacular dark green pearl, very rarely found in nature.
“It was truly the perfect pearl, and it’s exactly what I was
At the conclusion of the dive, the boat began the long trip
back to shore, but with one stop, unbeknownst to Craig’s girlfriend who was
part of the diving expedition. The location? A small spot nicknamed “Honeymoon
Island” by the locals.
Pulling out the magnificent green pearl discovered on the
dive, Craig went down on one knee to propose.
“I said, ‘Any man can give his girl a diamond ring. I got
this pearl from the bottom of the ocean just so I can ask you this: will you be
my wife?’” shared Craig.
The Aquatimer is meant to be equal parts stylish wrist companion and serious instrument. Sure, most of us will never put our watches to the test, but it’s always confidence inspiring to know that they can handle the worst. The Aquatimer Deep Three takes this ethos to another level, providing a real mechanical depth gauge inside a stylish Aquatimer package.
As the name implies, this is the third depth gauge watch from IWC and takes the technology to another level. This all starts with the titanium case. There is no question that at 46mm in diameter and 16.5mm thick this is a massive watch, but the titanium keeps it from feeling like a dive weight on the wrist. The rubber strap also helps here and is a great fit.
In addition to the SafeDive bezel, a feature found on all new Aquatimers, the Deep Three has a dual-function depth gauge as well. The blue indictor shows current depth, while the red indicator tracks the maximum depth on a given dive, up to 50 meters. You can easily reset the max dive indicator with the pusher at 2 o’clock. That protrusion at 4 o’clock is the valve that allows the depth gauge to function.
It was ten years between the Deep One and Deep Two releases (1999 and 2009, respectively) and luckily we didn’t have to wait quite as long for the Deep Three. It’s a complication that not many will use but that really shows IWC’s commitment to creating interesting, purpose-built tool watches.
Answer Eight Questions, Win A Trip To The IWC Manufacture In Schaffhausen
From time to time, we like to host a little contest, and who better to team up with than IWC. We are offering one lucky reader an all-expenses paid trip to Schaffhausen, Switzerland to get an inside look at the IWC manufacture. How cool it that?
Of course, a member of the HODINKEE team with join you on your horological adventure. To add a little challenge to the mix, we’ve created an eight-question quiz about all things IWC. If you get all eight questions correct, you’ll be entered into a random drawing for the grand prize.
Want an edge? All you have to do is follow HODINKEE and IWC across social media, where we’ll be giving out clues for the eight IWC trivia questions over the coming week.
Taking To The Skies With The Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "JU-AIR"
It’s no secret that IWC has been active in the field of aviation for nearly a century. The earliest Fleiger watches from IWC date to 1936 and they can sell for big money on the vintage market. But it’s not just a vague historical connection here. IWC continues to work in the field, as today’s special edition watch shows. Here we have the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “JU-AIR” to celebrate two decades of preservation.
The Junkers JU-52 is a legendary plane and there are only eight still flying today. One of those has had the IWC logo emblazoned on it since 1994 to show IWC’s support for JU-AIR, the private airline that keeps these aircraft in service. To launch the partnership, three of the JU-52s flew to Venegono, Italy for a ceremony, and in 2000 the IWC plane began a circumnavigational tour to show off the new pilot’s watch line-up.
The watch here commemorates all this in a modified “Spitfire” chronograph – the Spitfire pilot’s watches have bright silver dials instead of the usual black. The JU-AIR is almost entirely monochromatic, save the red seconds hand and arrow for the date display, giving is a really dramatic look. It’s bright and easy to read on the wrist, despite the lack of contrast.
The 43mm stainless steel case has a JU-52 engraved on the back and inside you’ll find the caliber 89365 movement. This movement is a flyback chronograph with 68 hours of power reserve. It’s automatic and has hacking seconds as well.
The Edition JU-AIR is limited to only 500 pieces worldwide.
The Portofino is known for its simplicity. The family of watches is all about pure lines, legibility, and letting what’s not there speak louder than what is. These are all great traits, but it doesn’t mean you can’t add some complexity to the mix once in a while. The Portofino Chronograph does just that, adding functionality and a little extra style to the otherwise reserved archetype.
The time-only Portofino is about as simple as a watch can get. The Portofino Chronograph carries the same thin baton markers (with lanky Roman numerals at 12 and 6), a cleanly printed minutes/seconds track at the very edge of the dial, and a slim bezel that gives priority to the dial itself.
What’s new is the chronograph complication. At 12 o’clock you have a 30 minute totalizer with the 12 hour totalizer down at 6 o’clock. A running seconds register at 9 and day and date windows at 3 balance things out. All are cleanly executed.
Looking closely at the dial, you can really see the level of detail IWC has worked into what looks simple at first glance. There are a variety of grained textures as well as the printing and the sunburst finish, giving the dial a great depth. Both dial colors are nice and look good with the red gold case, but the ardoise is especially handsome here.
As usual there is the Portofino engraving on the caseback, along with the IWC and Portofino signatures. It’s a simple, straightforward way to finish of a watch that balances cleanliness and complexity.
Laureus Sport For Good Helps Out In Russia With A Portuguese Chronograph Classic
IWC has had a long standing partnership with the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, hosting events and creating limited edition timepieces that celebrate the foundation’s work and give a little back. Well, today we’ve got news on both fronts for you, with a new Portuguese Chronograph Classic launched after a day of sport in Russia.
The latest Laureus event with IWC was hosted last week in Moscow at a boarding school for intellectually disabled students. The students had the opportunity to play table tennis and basketball with top Russian athletes including gymnast Alexei Nemov and synchronized swimmer Angelika Timanina. After, the new Portuguese Chronograph Classic was revealed, with a case back featuring a drawing from 16-year-old student Masha Nikulina.
The Portuguese Chronograph Classic “Laureus Sport For Good Foundation” is a limited edition of 1,000 stainless steel watches. Mechanically, they are identical to the previous versions of the Portuguese Chronograph Classic, featuring the caliber 89361, an in-house chronograph movement that uses the nested chronograph totalizers at 12 o’clock. It’s a serious chrono with classic Portuguese styling.
The biggest update here is the rich blue dial that the Laureus watches are known for. It looks particularly striking here, with the silver applied numerals and white printing standing out nicely and the red tip of the chronograph seconds hand adding a little extra contrast.
Finally there is the caseback engraving, a nice reminder that this is a watch doing some good beyond your wrist.
Last week IWC hosted a dinner in New York City (and two in the Los Angeles area) to connect collectors and media with the mission in the Galapagos. Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Swen Lorenz, was present and our associate editor, Stephen Pulvirent, moderated a short discussion with Lorenz about the goals of the CDF, how to responsibly visit the Galapagos, and how to get involved in other ways.
Lorenz shared an important message, asking guests to please visit, but to visit responsibly. Without tourism and without spreading the love of the Galapagos Islands, conservation would be missing out on many opportunities to engage in important projects, such as the shark tagging supported by IWC.
Also launched last week was a series of membership programs that allow anyone, anywhere in the world, to support the Galapagos from a distance. The membership levels begin at $20 to Adopt a Species and go up to the $1,000 Benefactor level, which includes VIP access if you do make your way to the Islands.
In the fourth and final week of the series, Paul Miles is our featured collector. Originally from London but calling Brooklyn home since 2008, Paul spends his days working on Wall Street. However, his evenings are spent curating an extensive watch collection and finding comfort in the fact that he’s not the only guy who spends his days thinking of calibres, case backs and the perfect strap.
Q. What first sparked your interest with timepieces?
I can’t believe I’m going
to admit to this, but it was a fake watch that started it all. I was around 11
years old, when I saw a sporty looking timepiece on my cousin’s wrist at a
family event. At the time, obviously, I had no idea what it was. All I knew,
was that it was one of the coolest things I had ever seen, and I was obsessed
by it. Pretty soon after that, I had saved enough of my allowance to purchase a watch, which was followed a couple of years later by a bright colored
Swatch. Things only got more serious from there. Watches have been a major passion of mine for 20 years now, which makes me feel
both proud, and old.
Q. Which IWC timepiece is your favorite? Why?
I wear my Big Pilot 5004
nearly every day, but I’d have to say the Pilot’s Chronograph was the first
answer which sprang to mind. The 3717-01 was my first ‘real’ mechanical watch,
so there is undoubtedly a sentimental aspect to my answer, but aside from that,
it’s just a fantastically well designed watch which really captures the spirit
of the Pilot’s collection, at an accessible price point. The thin bezel makes
for a dial that is so clean, classic, and legible, yet with design flourishes
to make it interesting to look at. On the current model, the 3777, I
particularly love the expansion of the date window, which is a brilliant way of
furthering the aeronautical aspect of the design, by capturing one of the
defining features of an Altimeter. A simple change, which says so much. Aside
from the aesthetics of the piece, I also love the rotor ‘wobble’ of the
movement - a gentle reminder of the mechanical ‘heart’ powering the watch.
Q. What do you think makes a timeless watch, in terms of design and appeal?
Put simply, I believe
that a timeless a watch is one which maintains the DNA of the brand, yet can
be constantly pushed forward, whether in terms of the design, the materials
used, or the complications of the piece. I believe that IWC really understand
this and are one of the best in the business at pushing the boundaries whilst
still creating watches which maintain the heritage of the brand, making them
easily recognizable as coming from Schaffhausen. If I could jump into my
DeLorean, rev it to 88mph and head 100 years into the future, I know I would
have no trouble recognizing an IWC watch from the crowd. There are not many
brands I could say that about. It is no coincidence that despite being
primarily a vintage collector, I am equally enthused by both modern and vintage IWC.
Q. If you could design an IWC timepiece, which fine watchmaking elements would you include?
I’ve always enjoyed IWC’s
boldness in terms of the materials they use, so I’d start with a case made of
an exotic material, such as Ceramic or Titanium. For the dial, I’d include
the clean design and legibility which I mentioned as being a key part of my
devotion to the Pilot’s collection. I’d borrow the all-encompassing display
back from the Portuguese Automatic, so I could watch the Pellaton winding
system in action. Finally, I’d include a functional, yet interesting
complication, such as a rattrapante chronograph. In other words, it would be
a perfect blend of everything I love about IWC: functionality, style, and
The Portofino Chronograph Gets A Tan Just In Time For Summer
The Portofino Chronograph has been a classic part of the IWC line-up for some time now. And while there have been a few dial and strap choices, the Portofino chrono has only been available in stainless steel. Not any more. Just in time for summer, the Portofino Chronograph is now available in a rich red gold case that goes great with a tan.
The Portofino Chronograph serves as the entry-level, all-purpose chronograph in IWC’s collection. The case design combines a dressier aesthetic with a sporty 42mm size that make the Portofino appropriate in almost all circumstances – an alligator strap makes it perfect for a night out, while a nylon NATO can take it to the beach.
This combination of formal and casual looks carries over to the dial as well. The three-register chronograph has a 12-6-9 layout, with the 30-minute totalizer up top, the 12-hour totalizer at the bottom, and a small running seconds register at 9 o’clock. Balancing things out are two windows for the day and the date at 3 o’clock. The dial shows a lot of information while retaining a legible and even look.
The new red gold Portofino Chronograph is definitely a bit more refined than its stainless steel counterparts (especially with the dark ardoise dial). It’s more sporty dress watch than dress sport watch, but it will make a great companion for that long summer holiday.
Two weeks ago, IWC launched a 4 part series entitled Deep Dive with an IWC Collector, where each week the IWC Blog introduces a U.S.-based collector to our online audience.
In its first week, collector Adam Craniotes was featured, and last week, Jemuel Ripley was introduced. For week 3, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Jay Kerner to the series.
Considering that 2014/2015 is the Year of the Aquatimer, Dr. Kerner is a perfect IWC collector to highlight, as his main interests include the ocean and dive watches, as well as tiki bars, though not necessarily in that order.
Q. What first sparked your interest with timepieces?
As a beach lifeguard
in my youth, a ‘waterproof’ dive watch was de riguer. They were about
twelve dollars and lasted nearly the whole summer, so I was rarely without
one on my wrist. Many years later, at a jewelry flea market in Florida, I
spotted an inexpensive diver, which brought back those memories, and here I am
today with more watches than any sane man requires. Q. Which IWC timepiece is your favorite? Why?
While I’m a huge fan
of IWC in general, there are two pieces that I’m particularly fond of: the
Aquatimer GST ref. 3536 in titanium and the Fleigerchrono ref. 3705 in
ceramic. Why? I think it’s the combination of vintage vibes and the
nod to modernity that they embody; the 3536 and 3705 hark back to the early
days of divers and Fleigers, both in design and function, and yet also point
the way to the future.
Q. What do you think makes a timeless watch, in terms of design and appeal?
IWC, in an excellent
example of forward thinking, was an early adopter of titanium as a material for
use in watch cases and bracelets, which debuted with their Porsche Design
collaborations in the late 70s and early 80s, and was further refined in the
ref. 3536 Aquatimer; the latter’s innovative push-to-turn
bezel alone was worth the price of admission. And speaking of
casework, the ceramic cased 3705 was near futuristic. Sure,
ceramic cases are approaching the mainstream now, but in the mid-90’s they
were quite exotic. Talk about anticipating the market! Q. If you could design an IWC timepiece, which fine watchmaking elements would you include?
My design preferences
would include clarity, robustness, an interesting case design and an
interesting movement. Ideally, it would blend together elements from the
past and the present, which is a hallmark of IWC’s timeless designs. Clearly it
would be a watch for a man!
Beginning last week, IWC kicked off a four week blog series which highlights a U.S. collector. As an homage to the Year of the Aquatimer, we’re calling it Deep Dive with an IWC Collector.
For the second post in the series, we sat down with Jemuel Ripley, a member of New York City’s watch club known as the Red Bar Crew.
first sparked your interest with watches?
In the mid 90’s, I was walking through a department store where I noticed a watch display - the sheer size and weight of the pieces, along with their seemingly huge design features, caught my eye. At the time, I
could never imagine spending that much money on a watch or having a watch that
large. Almost two decades later, I finally made the leap and purchased my first luxury watch. That’s really where it all began.
Q. Which IWC timepiece is your favorite? Why?
A tough question for sure. I only buy watches that I truly love and
intend to keep as long as I can. I’m not the type to flip watches and
get pretty attached to them. If I had to choose one IWC as favorite it
would have to be my 3227-01. The Ingenieur is a perfect balance
of design and engineering that looks incredible on its robust, yet refined, steel bracelet. It also looks great on a custom strap. I can wear it for a business
meeting or a weekend out and about and never have to think about it fitting in
contextually. I also just love the weight of the piece - a massive beast.
Q. What do you think makes a timeless (in terms of design and
Great design is timeless - it just works. IWC is one of those brands that
understands that and isn’t afraid to push the envelope and experiment. So
many pieces in the IWC stable are based on great design and evoke a timeless
quality, which is a major reason why I love the brand and my collection. I plan to
wear them forever and hand them over to my son so that he can continue to wear
them, knowing that their timeless quality will endure.
Q. If you could design an IWC piece, which fine watchmaking
elements would you include?
One of the things that I have always loved is a really well done chronograph -
not too flashy but with an engineering flair that just looks technical. The 3714-01 is a great example of this and one of the reasons I love the
piece. Another great technical feature is the internal rotating bezel of
the 3538 with it’s decoupling feature at 10M. I also love AR coatings and
the way it changes the perceived color of the face depending on the angle and
the light. There are so many more features to consider but these are just
a few that come to mind.
Just because this is the year of the Aquatimer doesn’t mean all the other IWC families are going to be neglected. Sure, you’re not going to see the same upheaval, but there will be subtle yet significant changes and additions to the line-up across the board. Last week we saw two new Ingenieur hit the scene and here we take a first look at both.
The first of the new additions is the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic, which, as you’d expect from the name, is all about high-tech materials. The 46mm case and the dial are made from carbon fiber and it’s all topped off with a ceramic bezel and crown guards. The mix is drawn from Formula 1 racing and inside beats an in-house 80110 automatic movement with 44-hour power reserve.
Even with the large size, the watch is extremely light because of the carbon construction – carbon is only one-fifth as heavy as steel. Bright green dial markings and strap stitching gives the watch an even more aggressive look.
This is a limited edition of only 1,000 pieces and you can learn more here.
Next up is the Ingenieur Dual Time. The first dual-time Ingenieur in the collection (which you can see here) has been replaced by a new take on the GMT complication, the aptly named Ingenieur Dual Time. It takes the classic aesthetic, reminiscent of the Ingenieur SL, from its 40mm automatic brother, but adds some color and an extra hand to the mix.
It’s a little larger than the basic automatic Ingenieur, at 43mm, but the integrated bracelet and highly legible dial are nice and classic. The while dial seen here has blue accents, while there is also a black dial with white accents. You’ll notice the day/night coloration of the 24-hour scale, which makes reading the second timezone extremely intuitive. You can learn more here.
next four weeks, IWC will highlight a U.S. collector in an ongoing series – as
an homage to the Year of the Aquatimer – known as Deep Dive with an IWC
inaugural Q&A features Adam Craniotes, a New York City-based IWC collector
and self-described “gentleman journalist” for the watch industry. He also hosts
a weekly gathering for collectors in the tri-state area. Most importantly, Mr.
Craniotes can say that since he was 8 years old, he has never gone a single day
without a timepiece on his left wrist.
Q. What first sparked your
interest with timepieces?
long as I can remember I’ve had a special place in my heart for watches, but
this yen didn’t metastasize into full-blown obsession until I was 8 years old,
when my grandfather bought me my first timepiece, a Casio F-7. That watch
was the first of many Casios that I would own throughout grade school, middle
school and high school, and while I have since “graduated” to higher
end mechanical pieces, I still have a soft spot for Casio digital watches.
In fact, I found another F-7 on eBay several years back and gave it to my
son on his third birthday. Now my first watch is his first watch (he’s going
to have to wait a bit for that Father & Son Pilot’s watch set, though).
IWC timepiece is your favorite? Why?
IWC’s contemporary lineup, my flat-out favorite piece is the Top Gun Big Pilot
Perpetual Calendar. For me, it represents everything that I love about
IWC – innovation, heritage, design – all wrapped up in a single package.
Innovation? IWC pioneered the use of both ceramic and titanium in
watches, and both materials are present in this watch. Heritage?
Mention “pilot’s watch” to any collector or watch fanatic, and
the Big Pilot is the first watch that springs to mind. Design? Kurt
Klaus, one of the most famous watchmakers of our age, a living legend, and a
man whose name is all but synonymous with IWC, was the driving mind behind the
7-day c.5000 series movement and the pre-programmed perpetual calendar
complication that powers this watch. This watch, in a nutshell, is IWC.
Another piece that moves me
is the now-classic ref. 3227-01 Ingenieur, which was released in 2005.
This watch took the iconic Gerald Genta-designed Ingenieur SL
“Jumbo”, and modernized it with a larger, more robust case and a new,
CAD-designed shock-resistant movement (another industry first), the c.80110.
Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of watches would instantly recognize
it as having come from Schaffhausen. I’ve owned mine for years, and I
love it as much today as when I first put it on my wrist.
What do you think makes a timeless watch, in terms of design and appeal?
A lot of
what makes a watch timeless depends on the intent and purpose of the watch to
begin with. The aforementioned Big Pilot works at 48mm, because that’s
what it is – namely, a “big” pilot’s watch. However, 48mm won’t
cut it on a proper dress watch, now will it? Of course not. Ultimately
form has to follow function, and with IWC, this has always been the case.
An Ingenieur for engineers, a Big Pilot for airmen, an Aquatimer for
divers, etc; each of these lines was designed to fill a need, and by following
this lead, the end result has been a series of iconic watches that accurately
reflect their purpose without shouting.
If you could design an IWC timepiece, which fine watchmaking elements would you
ways, the TGBPPC is the watch that I would design for “my” IWC.
It has all the elements that make this manufacture so special, and
frankly, it never fails to put a smile on my face when I glance at my wrist.
Again, what are these elements? Innovation, heritage and design.
As a manufacture, IWC doesn’t create watches for sake of creating
watches; there’s a harmony of purpose and design at work that few other brands
have mastered to quite this degree, and it’s what keeps me coming back year
After A Historic Fourth 1-2 Finish, A Look At The Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil
Last Sunday, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished 1-2 in the Spanish Grand Prix, earning Team Mercedes AMG Petronas its fourth 1-2 finish in a row. The last time a Formula One team accomplished this was nearly 60 years ago, so this is really a win worth celebrating.
The last team to win four straight races 1-2 did so back in 1955, driving Mercedes Silberpfeils, no less. The four races that year were the Argentinian, Belgian (Spa), Dutch, and Italian Grand Prix, and you can see just how different racing was back then compared to now.
To celebrate the victory, we thought we’d take another look at the Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil, which bears this legendary car right on the caseback. The bold 45mm stainless steel Ingenieur case is complemented by either a silver or brown dial decorated with intricate perlage finishing, striking a nice balance between industrial and high-end looks. The pushers are integrated into the shape of the case, making activation crisp and easy, even at the wheel.
You’ll notice that the hour and minute totalizers for the chronograph reside in a single register at 12 o’clock, which makes reading elapsed time extremely intuitive. A tachymeter scale engraved into the bezel adds even more race-time functionality to the Silberpfeil. Tucked into the runnings seconds register is a small date window that is there when you need it and nearly hidden when you don’t.
Turning the watch over, there is a solid caseback with an engraving of the namesake car. Behind this though is an in-house movement, the caliber 89361, which is automatic and has a 68-hour power reserve. A transparent caseback might show this off a little better, but then we would lose the special engraving.
The most distinctive feature of this new Yacht Club Chronograph is the 45.4mm rubber-coated stainless steel case. We’ve seen this galvanized rubber treatment on previous watches, most notably some Aquatimers, but it’s a first in the Portuguese collection. This is offset by the polished steel bezel and pushers, which adds some shine to the otherwise matte appearance.
The deep black dial is complemented by a matching black minutes/seconds track around the outer edge – the standard version has a white track here, breaking up the visual impact of the dark dial. You do however get white accents on the running seconds at 6 o’clock and the outer portion of the chronograph totalizer at 12 o’clock. Combined with the luminous leaf hands, this gives the watch a great balance between elegance and sportiness.
Inside is the same movement that powers the other Yacht Club Chronographs, the caliber 89361. This in-house automatic movement is a powerhouse, with a 68 hour power reserve and a chronograph that both is a flyback and uses the combined hours/minutes counters in one register at 12 o’clock. This makes reading elapsed time as intuitive as reading the time of day.
Only 250 of these unique Yacht Clubs will be produced and they will be available exclusively through IWC boutiques worldwide.