Luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating their 150th anniversary in 2018 and as a part of this celebration is set to unveil a special Jubilee collection at SIHH 2018 (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), comprising 27 numbered limited edition watches from different collections. Among these is the new Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”.
While the Swatch Group did report their 2017 half year numbers earlier this year, Talk About Watches was not yet open to the public. Since we do plan on reporting on financial information out of the watch industry moving forward, we did want to present the information for those that may not have seen it as well as to provide a baseline for future reporting as it becomes available.
The new brand Krayon (an interesting choice of names) as created an horological first (and they have 3 patents to back it up) with their initial watch - the Everything Universal Sunrise Sunset. For the first time, a mechanical watch is able to calculate sunrise and sunset times everywhere on the globe! If that is enough to sustain a brand will have to be determined over time. But it is a beautiful watch with amazing complications.
As the RGM Watch Company RGM) celebrates their 25th anniversary, they do so in style with the release of the new RGM 801SW movement as well as three (3) new watches in the form of the Corps of Engineers, the Model 222-RR (Railroad) and the Model 25. The box-car dial design element of the Model 222-RR is, in our humble opinion, the star of the show!
MB&F is a brand that is known for thinking outside of the box. And in the case of the new MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement, they have done it again. Not only is this a very unique look, the design of the split escapement by Stephen McDonnell is both ingenious and revolutionary. MB&F continues to impress and on a massive scale.
Tim, Michael and the entire Talk About Watches team are happy to announce that Stührling Original has become the 12th watch brand to join our happy family! We have big plans for Stührling Original in just the coming days. Learn more about what to expect before the holiday season is in full swing.
Due to the extreme interest in our original reporting on yet another potential takeover bid for the Evine TV home shopping network, Tim was able to secure an interview with Marvin Segel and other members of the team at StarShop. Please do watch the interview as you'll learn more about what is going on and what the future may hold for the network channel that is popular with so many of the watch geeks.
It would seem that the home shopping channel Evine could be facing yet another takeover bid. The results of which could have an effect on the watch geek collector community if it comes to pass. Learn all the we know about this developing situation here.
The world of horology lost another great master watchmaker with the passing of Roger Dubuis on 10/14/17. Learn more about the man, his life, his work and how he influenced the watchmaking world.
Breitling has released their new Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition in a numbered limited edition (NLE) of 100 pieces that features their B01 manufacture (in-house) automatic column wheel chronograph movement and is available only through one of their 60 wordwide boutiques.