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What looks like just a smaller case and a new dial for IWC’s classic Pilot’s Chronograph is indeed an upgrade that recalls the traditional ‘engineer type watchmaking’ of IWC

A new dial pattern inspired by the heavy waters of the Drake Passage between Cape Horn and the Antarctic South Shetland Islands: the new Czapek & Cie´s Antarctique Passage de Drake

With Girard-Perregaux making not only its movements, but also cases, bracelets and buckles in-house, the Classique Elegance is a truly thoroughbred watch

Third time’s a charm: three column wheels, three clutches – and three iterations to perfect it

Also, a splendid reminder to a time when in-house movements were really exotic – particularly if they were of tonneau shape and exceeded more than one-week power reserve

Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the watch which defined ‘steampunk’ and put a now legendary watchmaker forever on the map of collectors

How to define the very best in watchmaking? the eclecticum looks beyond in-house and finishing…