Watches worth watching Living with watch
IWC Mark XVIII Petit Prince IW327014 〜 Staff Favourites 〜
By AKAGAKI · JULY 29, 2020
Drawn to the German style
IWC is a Swiss watch maker, but its German influences are reflected in its manufacturing, not to mention that it is also my favorite brand.
I have always liked sturdy and sophisticated German watches, moreover the first watch I ever bought for myself was a NOMOS.
About two years ago, I was scrolling through new info about IWC and was instantly smitten by this model, so I decided to get one for myself after actually seeing the real thing at the store.
Attracted by the deep color of the blue dial
I actually liked the black variation of the dial, but I am usually partial to blue and my clothes are mostly in various hues of blue, in addition it’s the team color of my favorite sports team , thus I chose the blue dial without hesitation.
I like how deep the shade of blue it is, to the point that it can be perceived as black depending on the angle and the lighting.
The Little Prince “ Le Petit Prince”
Le Petit Prince is the original French title of "The Little Prince".
The watch is simple and sophisticated, but it was surprising finding out that the cute eponymous prince is engraved on the case back.
Adjustable bracelet even when on the go.
This may just be a trivial detail, but I can immediately adjust the length of the bracelet a little by pressing the IWC button of the buckle.
It is a handy function when you want to loosen its grip a little during the hot season.
Other brands also have bracelets whose length can be changed without adjusting the links, but IWC is the only one that can be adjusted while wearing it.
That amount of thought given to its manufacturing earns a plus point for me.
What I am aiming for next: A. Lange & Söhne
I also own several other watches, but the IWC was the easiest to match with any outfit in any season so I wear this watch the most often.
A. Lange & Söhne , the crème de la creme of German watches is on the top of my wish list now.
It may take 10 years or even 20 years, but one day I want to own one.> > IWC Mark XVIII