Tag: 36 mm

Homage to Mark XI: IWC Bronze Pilot 36mm Special Edition Automatic Swiss

Today, on January 15th, 2019, at SIHH 2019, the Swiss watchmaker has officially presented the new IWC Bronze Pilot 36mm Special Edition Automatic wristwatch: a beautiful homage to a timekeeper that was introduced over 70 years ago and was worn by the British Royal Air Force pilots for many years to come. Featuring a deliciously compact and surprisingly -for a watch powered by a self-winding caliber- slim case machined from a bronze alloy, it looks stunning new and has a great potential to age graciously together with its owner.

Longines Heritage 1969 Automatic (ref. L2.310.4.72.0) Swiss

The new Longines Heritage 1969 (ref. L2.310.4.72.0) automatic wristwatch is the Swiss brand's yet another bold attempt at reintroducing one of their many classic models for the modern audience. The watch is relatively inexpensive, although definitely far from affordable (if 'affordability' for you is something in the range where Certina and Tissot usually operate.) It is also powered by a fine-tuned version of one of the most robust self-winding calibers ever produced by ETA. All things considered, the watch may become an instant hit among those in need of a dressy timekeeper with solid exterior and a bearable price tag.

Breitling Superocean II 36 Diver for Ladies For Ladies / Swiss

The new Breitling Superocean II 36 Diver sports the usual styling that the series is known for. Basically offering the same men's watch in a slightly smaller size, the timekeeper won't surprise you with new ideas, but will rather deliver the usual blend of sportiness, good build quality and a bullet-proof (albeit, mass produced) mechanism that will keep time as you would expect from a COSC-certified movement. What else there is to want?

Breitling Colt 36 Ladies SuperQuartz For Ladies / Quartz / Swiss

With its refreshed Breitling Colt 36 SuperQuartz model, the Swiss brand finally notices the demographics targeted by Dove's Real Beauty campaign that began more than a decade ago. Designed with slightly larger wrists in mind, the new Colt 36 may be a bit too large for a skinnier type of girls that French fashion houses seem to love so much, but, come on, let's celebrate some diversity here!

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases with Sapphire Dial Swiss

The idea of substituting the usual silvered or enameled dial with tinted crystal is by no means new. Corum, for example, used it for its massive Admiral's Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45, while Omega employed the concept for the gorgeous Skeletonized Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum model. However, this new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases (refs. 25882-11-223-BB6B & 25882-52-222-BB6B) (ah, that descriptive naming!) looks like one of the most exciting "regular" models delivered by the Swiss brand during the recent couple of years.

Chanel J12-365: Ceramic Paradise For Ladies / Swiss

Presented just over four months ago at Baselworld 2014 trade fair, the new Chanel J12-365 wristwatch was presented in a total of eight different variations ranging from a fairly unassuming version with glossy ceramic body and polished notched stainless steel bezel to a lot more conspicuous variation with "beige" gold bezel and hands and lots of diamonds to admire.

Louis Moinet Stardance 36mm Limited Edition For Ladies / Swiss

With its dial layout is similar to that of their gorgeous Geograph watch (it was issued almost three years ago and then reissued almost immediately as Geograph Rainforest limited edition), the new Louis Moinet Stardance (ref. LM-32.20DD.80) offers the same two vertically aligned sub-dials, but delivers different functionality. Instead of a chronograph and a second time zone display, this beautiful watch is focused on its otherworldly (literally so) moonphase indicator.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph in Steel (Ref. 25883-11-221-BB6C) Swiss

Last year, the Swiss watchmaking brand has expanded its Vintage 1945 collection with a beautiful automatic chronograph. A version in rose gold retailed for more than €26,000, so a version in stainless steel, twice less expensive, was introduced in parallel. It looks like the version in steel proved more successful among connoisseurs, so, this year, the company presents an updated version of the watch: the 2013 Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph in Steel (Ref. 25883-11-221-BB6C).

Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic For Ladies / Swiss

While this Chopard Happy Sport Medium (ref. 278559-3001) ladies watch doesn't introduce anything new in terms the shape of its bulky-looking body or dial layout, the new member of the family marks the dawn of a new era for the Swiss watchmaker (or, at least, for the HS model range): it is in fact the first Happy Sport watch that swaps a simple and not particularly inspiring quartz movement for a more stimulating self-winding caliber.

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