This year marks the 150th anniversary of IWC and to celebrate the German watchmaker has launched a 28-piece collection of supreme anniversary watches. The collection features pieces from all the key IWC families. The classic Portuguieser, the Pilot’s watch, the elegant Da Vinci and Portofino. The overall aesthetic of the collection takes cue from the brand’s Pallweber pocket watch from 1884. Each watch in the new collection showcases an imprinted dial in a lacquered blue or white, just like the original Pallweber.
Entering the new year with something a little special, Tag Heuer have taken the title of the world’s most expensive smartwatch. The iconic Swiss watchmaker has added some sparkling modifications to its Connected Modular 45 timepiece which is already 18ct gold. The unique take on the popular watch features 23.35ct of diamonds which is a mind-blowing 589 stones. The technical specifications of the watch are still the same with the timepiece running the Android 2.0 system.
The rise of web and social media has put vintage collecting on the map coupled with celebrity endorsements and pop culture – i.e. the choice of watch from James Bond; watches are everywhere we turn. Certain watches have gained a reputation of retaining their value, most notably Rolex and now vintage Tudor. Rolex has mastered its marketing image, cementing its affiliation to success and timelessness. Rolex manage to dominate the new and old market, however, not all Rolexes mature equally.
LUXURY SWISS WATCH RETAILER
The Watch Gallery has the pleasure of introducing luxury Swiss retailer Bucherer to the UK. After a recent acquisition we are now proud to be part of the Bucherer family. With 130 years of watch expertise, your Swiss watch purchases will be courtesy of Europe’s leading Swiss watch retailer. Bucherer combine their strong passion for watches, impeccable hospitality and brand relationships straight from Lucerne - the heart of Switzerland.
Bucherer is an authorised dealer of luxury watches, available for sale online with an international manufacturers guarantee. If you would like to spread the cost of your watch, you can choose from one of our finance options with free 0% interest.
All watches are available to buy from the UK. For more information please see our shipping terms.