This first edition of Watches and Wonders (W&W) gave us a small feeling of normality, not only in the strange era in which we live, but also due to the lack of excitement in the Basel world.
So, let’s take a look at the most significant launches brought by the current brands of this edition of W&W in our perspective.
After a year marked by the relaunch of the pilot line, this year, the bet is the other of its mainline, the Portugieser.
- The Automatic 40 is the smallest of the releases, but also the simplest, without major complications, clean dial with only a second’s sub-dial at 6 o’clock and a rail track, is perfect for those looking for simplicity.
- The Automatic Chronograph is another balance watch, 41mm in diameter and “finally” with a movement in-house. This model offers a wide range of colours, all beautiful.
- The Perpetual Calendar 42 is a watch with many complications, displays of date, day, month, leap year and perpetual moon phase. Although not the smallest, it is still an interesting option for small wrists.
- The Yacht Club is a tool watch offering in two different models, the Moon & Tide, which includes a double moon display at 12 o’clock and a tide display at 6 o’clock, a gold case and a blue dial with a blue rubber strap, 44.6mm in diameter and is one of the most expensive watches among IWC launches. The other model is the chronograph with a date and a chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds, a steel case with a bracelet.
- The Tourbillon Retrograde Chronograph and the Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon are the major complications re-launched, the first is the smallest 43.5mm in diameter, a tourbillon at 12 o’clock, a chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds. The Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon is the largest among the brand’s launches, 45mm in diameter, a tourbillon at 12 o’clock, a perpetual calendar with date, day, month and perpetual moon phase and a four-digit year display, and an impressive 168 hours or 7 days of power reserve.