Introducing the IWC Mark XVIII

If you’re an aviator or you just like the look/style of aviation watches, IWC is a brand you’re probably already very familiar with. Ahead of this year’s SIHH, the Swiss brand has revealed its new Mark XVIII, an entry-level pilot watch that is purported to be the successor of the brand’s iconic Mark 11.

IWC has a new pilot watch, and it looks just right.

IWC has a new pilot watch, and it looks just right.

Zenith launches three new Type 20 references

Zenith is a 150-year old manufacture and while its iconic El Primero watches and movements are what brings the brand the most attention, we’ve always had a soft spot for the company’s Type 20 pilot watches. We were therefore delighted to hear that Zenith had three new and exciting Type 20 references at BaselWorld 2015 – one with a bronze case and two extremely exclusive pieces featuring a 5011K pocket-watch calibre.

If you're looking for a pilot watch, Zenith's Type 20 is a great place to start.

If you’re looking for a pilot watch, Zenith’s Type 20 is a great place to start.

Watch-Spotting: The Last Ship

I’ve just started watching TNT’s new post-apocalyptic drama ‘The Last Ship’. The series is based on the novel written by William Brinkley, and the basic premise is that a global pandemic wipes out over 80% of the planet’s population, leaving only a few survivors, including the crew of the fictional USS Nathan James. The hour-long episodes follow the exploits of the crew, as they attempt to find a cure to stop the pandemic. Grey’s Anatomy alumni Eric Dane stars as Tom Chandler, captain of the guided missile destroyer, and on his wrist, we spotted IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar.

The Last Ship stars Eric Dane as Captain Tom Chandler (right) and Adam Baldwin as Commander Mike Slattery (left). Notice the Top Gun Miramar on Dane's left wrist.

The Last Ship stars Eric Dane as Captain Tom Chandler (right) and Adam Baldwin as Commander Mike Slattery (left). Notice the Top Gun Miramar on Dane’s left wrist.