Visited the IWC Boutique in NYC yesterday. Simply gorgeous!

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Visited the IWC Boutique in NYC yesterday. Simply gorgeous!

nadelstern
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June 12th, 2012, 2:18 pm #1

Too bad I can't say the same for their new line of watches.

IWC's straps, on the other hand, are now the best in the business. Santoni shoes has produced a spectacular line for them. Real depth of color.
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nachifisio23
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June 12th, 2012, 3:32 pm #2



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June 12th, 2012, 7:18 pm #3

have learned their lesson from watching Panerai. They understand that many will choose a watch not only based on the watch/strap combo, but the strap in and of itself. For many (and those with boxes of straps for their two or three watches cannot deny this) the watch is what goes with the strap, not the other way around.
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June 12th, 2012, 9:52 pm #4

Too bad I can't say the same for their new line of watches.

IWC's straps, on the other hand, are now the best in the business. Santoni shoes has produced a spectacular line for them. Real depth of color.
let's agree to disagree. IWC is not steep in history like OP but IWC has been evolving and heading in the right direction. I'm particularly intrigued by the Pilots line, particularly the BP Top Gun Miramar Chrono and the Perpetual Calendar. Similar to OP, IWC has been using different case material and moved toward all in-house movements.

Additionally, although both OP and IWC are both Richemont owned, IWC (so does JLC) get to new models introduced at SIHH to market a lot sooner too.



-luke

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June 13th, 2012, 2:21 am #5

Don't misunderstand, that wasn't a knock on IWC. Just an opinion as to the new focus on upmarket straps while many remain unimpressed with the actual watch.
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June 13th, 2012, 5:44 am #6

Too bad I can't say the same for their new line of watches.

IWC's straps, on the other hand, are now the best in the business. Santoni shoes has produced a spectacular line for them. Real depth of color.
I have a Big pilot white gold with distinctive grey dial, eight days power. It has hughe presence and momentum. Sits very well on the wrist, the leather pilot band is very nice. Can be found on the we around 18 k USD. Great value as well.
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June 13th, 2012, 11:30 am #7

Too bad I can't say the same for their new line of watches.

IWC's straps, on the other hand, are now the best in the business. Santoni shoes has produced a spectacular line for them. Real depth of color.
I love them as well

Rich

Silver Spring, MD
Washington. D.C.
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June 14th, 2012, 3:44 am #8

Too bad I can't say the same for their new line of watches.

IWC's straps, on the other hand, are now the best in the business. Santoni shoes has produced a spectacular line for them. Real depth of color.
<h4>I found the IWC NY Boutique to be one of the most spectacular individual watch brand stores I had ever visited and the watches added to that experience. Besides the energy I felt when I entered the store, many of the models took my breath away.

I spent well over an hour in the store and could have easily stayed longer. I found great conversation with other "shopper/collectors" and staff. There were so many cool watches I didn't know where to begin or end.

As I left the store, my opinion was that the IWC brand was moving forward and was one of the watch brands... to watch!

That same day I visited the Audemars Piguet, FP Journe, Vacheron & Panerai Boutiques. I enjoyed visiting all of them, but the IWC Boutique was certainly the highlight of the day.

Just my opinion.

Bruce </h4>
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June 14th, 2012, 10:52 am #9

let's agree to disagree. IWC is not steep in history like OP but IWC has been evolving and heading in the right direction. I'm particularly intrigued by the Pilots line, particularly the BP Top Gun Miramar Chrono and the Perpetual Calendar. Similar to OP, IWC has been using different case material and moved toward all in-house movements.

Additionally, although both OP and IWC are both Richemont owned, IWC (so does JLC) get to new models introduced at SIHH to market a lot sooner too.



-luke

Really!?? I feel IWC has tremendous amounts of history, they were one of 5 companies to make watches for the luftwaffen
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