New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

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New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:23 pm

Blue dial, black ceramic case, $5650

It appears to have a black date wheel.

https://www.acquiremag.com/style/iwc-la ... mark-xviii

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:31 pm

At least the date wheel matches the case. Nice of them not to cheap out and go with a blue one.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:34 pm

Why can’t IWC match the crown to the case?
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by Nomadz » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:39 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Why can’t IWC match the crown to the case?
Hopefully that’s just a rendering error. Looks good otherwise. Not Explorer 1 good but decent.
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:42 pm

Nomadz wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Why can’t IWC match the crown to the case?
Hopefully that’s just a rendering error. Looks good otherwise. Not Explorer 1 good but decent.
I doubt it. They usually use steel or titanium crowns on black watches.
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New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:48 pm

It’s a ceramic case like Miramar, probably has a Ti crown like caseback. They don’t have black crowns
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:49 pm

Looks really nice. Will have to check it out if it ever makes to AD.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:51 pm

Panerai7 wrote:Looks really nice. Will have to check it out if it ever makes to AD.
That’s re one I was telling you about when Ben texted me about it from Switzerland.
I love that model. The ceramic works well with the blue dial too
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:56 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Why can’t IWC match the crown to the case?
Because it's cheaper not to.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:57 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Panerai7 wrote:Looks really nice. Will have to check it out if it ever makes to AD.
That’s re one I was telling you about when Ben texted me about it from Switzerland.
I love that model. The ceramic works well with the blue dial too
Yeah I remember, that's right.
Wish the crown was matching but I don't think IWC knows how to machine ceramic and for a baked-on-frame solution the crown would be really easy to crack and chip. Just a guess

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:57 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Jeep99dad wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Panerai7 wrote:Looks really nice. Will have to check it out if it ever makes to AD.
That’s re one I was telling you about when Ben texted me about it from Switzerland.
I love that model. The ceramic works well with the blue dial too
Yeah I remember, that's right.
Wish the crown was matching but I don't think IWC knows how to machine ceramic and for a baked-on-frame solution the crown would be really easy to crack and chip. Just a guess
DLC coated steel would be fine.
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:04 pm

True I didn't think of that.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by matt.wu » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:10 pm

Wow! More of the same! I'm so excited!
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:11 pm

matt.wu wrote:Wow! More of the same! I'm so excited!
Pay attention. This one is black.
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by matt.wu » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:13 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:11 pm
matt.wu wrote:Wow! More of the same! I'm so excited!
Pay attention. This one is black.
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Good point. It's super different from this one. IWC creative director is basically just a guy with good short term memory.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:14 pm

That one is bigger and blacker.
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by matt.wu » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:15 pm

:lol:
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by R@cerx » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:22 pm

Black is slimming. Oh, and it will wear even smaller too.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by nweash » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:51 pm

I like it.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by dinexus » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:55 pm

Wait, is sub-6000 bucks for ceramic cheap? That seems... low for IWC.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:47 am

dinexus wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Wait, is sub-6000 bucks for ceramic cheap? That seems... low for IWC.
It's not full ceramic but a baked on carcass solution. Look up Christopher Ward ceramic pilots, same principle for under 1K

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by jimyritz » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:21 am

More of the same but this one isn't bad...

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by giosdad » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:30 am

jimyritz wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:21 am
More of the same but this one isn't bad...
I agree and am glad that ceramic case did not equal several thousands more in price over the SS model. Not a bad way to dabble in a ceramic case from a major manufacturer.
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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:08 am

I can't blame iwc for going with numerous versions of a proven seller. Tudor has been doing this for years with seemingly good success.

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Re: New IWC MK XVIII Laureus

Post by dnslater » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:03 am

I still find it curious that Jason with Halios can match his date wheel to his dial, but major manufacturer's of higher end watches cannot.

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