Usamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar la navegación y mostrar publicidad personalizada según su navegación. Si continua navegando consideramos que acepta nuestra política de cookies.
Register your Blog
( What is this? )
I Home I More views Today I xxx I xxx I xxx I xxx I xxx I Register your Blog I

IWC Pays Tribute to the 3705, a Classic Ceramic Chronograph

luxury watch
Add to Flipboard Magazine. Fuente: wornandwound - View all news from this site
IWC Pays Tribute to the 3705, a Classic Ceramic Chronograph IWC Pays Tribute to the 3705, a Classic Ceramic Chronograph

IWC Pays Tribute to the 3705, a Classic Ceramic Chronograph

Ceramic is a material that is now relatively common in watchmaking. It?s a nearly ubiquitous choice for bezel inserts on modern dive watches, and we?ve reached a point where full ceramic cases are becoming more and more commonplace, and certainly don?t feel quite as exotic as they did even a few short years ago. But back in 1994, when IWC released the ?Fliegerchronograph Keramik,? more commonly referred to today simply as reference 3705, ceramic was very new in the watch world. Indeed, some credit the 3705 as the first ceramic cased sports watch. And, as you might have guessed, it didn?t exactly catch on. IWC produced about 1,000 of these watches before ending production, and the watch was all but forgotten for years. In recent years, as interest has grown in ceramic watches, the 3705 has grown in stature significantly, and tends to trade above $20,000 when they come up for sale. Now, in a release that?s exclusive to IWC?s online channels, they?ve released a limited edition that pays tribute to the 3705, and since the 1990s version was well ahead of its time, not much needed to change on the re-release. 

The official designation of the new watch is the Pilot?s Watch Chronograph Edition ?Tribute to 3705,? and it bears the IWC reference number 387905. A side by side comparison of the new watch to the old reveals that IWC has made only small changes. The typeface reads as a bit more modern in the new version, and the IWC wordmark has been slightly shifted. The subdials on the new watch are a little larger in proportion to the rest of the dial and fill it out more. The broad strokes, however, are remarkably similar. The 12, 6, 9 subdial layout remains the same (although running seconds is now at the 6:00 position instead of 9:00), and the simple square hour markers and triangle at 12:00 are held over as well.
The original 3705 from 1994

Most importantly, the watch is dominated by it?s dark character. The black dial is mated to a 41mm jet black case, and the whole endeavor seems designed to feel as sleek as possible. Note, however, that we’re dealing with a chunky case that measures 15.3mm thick. This is due to IWC’s use of a soft-iron inner case to protect the watch from magnetic fields. 

Another important difference between the past and present ceramic Fliegerchronographs has to do with what that case is made out of. On the original, it?s solid ceramic, a material that was certainly boundary pushing for IWC in 1994. For the 2021 version, IWC has used Ceratanium, a material of their own invention. It?s essentially a case that has been machined from a titanium alloy and then fired in a furnace at extreme temperatures. The end result is a case that takes on the scratch resistant properties of ceramic, but maintains the lightweight robustness that?s so appealing with titanium. 

As mentioned up top, this is a limited edition, and seems aimed squarely at big IWC fans (of which, of course, there are many). They?ll be makin...
articulo visto
veces, esta semana
IWC Pays Tribute to the 3705, a Classic Ceramic Chronograph IWC Pays Tribute to the 3705, a Classic Ceramic Chronograph


Fuente de la noticia: wornandwound
Fecha de publicación: 26-02-2021 19:35
visto: 4

Si te gusto esta noticia puede que te interesen estas..

Recommended Video section of our luxury watch videos - Watch More Videos in luxury watch videos

Vacheron Constantin Presents Cabinotiers Timepieces of 2019

Go TO TV luxury watch videos

Si te gusto esta noticia puede que te interesen estas..

Editorial – Why Are Four of The Greatest Icons of Watc

Is this pure coincidence" Indeed, four of the most iconic watches on the market currently are all being revamped within a few months. While it is cert ...
21-04-2021 19:42

Value Proposition – Introducing the Dwiss M3 Watch, Th

A strong community can get you a long way. Helping each other out to overcome challenges can be greatly rewarding for all parties involved. And it tur ...
21-04-2021 19:42

Women?s Watch Wednesday – Introducing The Chopard Happ

At MONOCHROME, we tend to sparingly use the word “icon” as it has become a marketing tool rather than a proper definition of the status of a model ...
21-04-2021 19:42

Blue Tones Meet Titanium in New TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T

Five years ago, TAG Heuer grabbed headlines with the inaugural edition of its Carrera Heuer 02T, a COSC-certified chronograph watch equipped with a fl ...
21-04-2021 19:42

Bremont Introduces Supermarine S302 GMT Diver, for Divers Wh

As part of its recently launched 2021 collection, British watchmaker Bremont unveiled the latest update to its Supermarine series, the S302 GMT Diver. ...
21-04-2021 19:42

Hands-On With The IWC ‘Tribute To 3705’ & A

I like how IWC chooses to honor their back catalog in so called ?Tribute? watches. They are never straight up re-issues, rather, they capture the i ...
21-04-2021 19:42

DWISS Debuts Its Latest Unique Time Display: The M3 With Dis

Sponsored post presented on aBlogtoWatch by advertiser One aspect of watch collecting that many enthusiasts enjoy is experiencing watches with unique ...
21-04-2021 19:41

Delma Announces Limited-Edition Heritage Chronograph Watch S

The vintage-inspired design trend has shown no signs of slowing so far in 2021, with a bevy of new releases from major brands aiming to reconnect with ...
21-04-2021 19:41

Watch Review: Maen Skymaster 38 Chronograph

After the success of its vintage-inspired, diver?s-style Hudson, Maen Watches ? founded by two Dutchmen but based in Stockholm ? looked for inspiratio ...
21-04-2021 19:41

Giveaway Winner Announced! The Fruity Axios Flagship 40 Dive

I love these contests. It’s always a joy and a privilege to see the Fratelli’s (often unfiltered) thoughts filling up the comments section. Beyond ...
21-04-2021 19:41

Watch Strap Review ? 50th Anniversary Edition With A Look Ba

I?m not a sentimental guy. Ok, maybe a bit, but there is nothing sentimental about a column reaching 50 articles, right" I guess so; still, it?s an aw ...
21-04-2021 19:41

The New 36mm Rolex Explorer Is Right Where It Needs To Be

Rolex decided to make Watches and Wonders 2021 all about the Explorer. As always, the news was surprising for what came and what didn’t. For some of ...
21-04-2021 19:41

Hands-on – The New Tudor Black Bay Chrono Panda (With

The Black Bay is, without doubt, the most successful collection of Tudor. This watch has been instrumental in the resurrection of the brand in the ear ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Hands-on – The Omega Constellation Globemaster Annual

In our world driven by novelties and social media, it’s sometimes easy to forget things that have been presented only a few years ago. But today, we ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Interview – Chabi Nouri, CEO of Piaget, on Watches �

Following a complex year in 2020, this year has once started in a rather unusual way. Digitalization has become crucial but despite the lack of physic ...
20-04-2021 19:45

A Marvel of a Limited Edition: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Con

While much of the watch media world’s attention was riveted to the recently concluded Watches & Wonders exhibitions, and the array of noteworthy tim ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Introducing the Refreshed Rolex Explorer II Ref. 226570

If the two-tone Explorer I was one of the biggest surprises of Watches & Wonders 2021, then Rolex?s other major release, the new Explorer II Ref. 2265 ...
20-04-2021 19:45

G-Shock’s Latest Frogman is a Collaboration with the R

If you?re a G-Shock collector with an overlapping interest in military history, the newest version of the Frogman is sure to be of interest. The Fr ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Hands-On With The Hand-Wound Hamilton Chronograph H

Hamilton surprised many of us this year by releasing a hand crank, dateless version of their handsome Intra-Matic Chronograph called the Chronograp ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Buying A Pre-Owned Omega Speedmaster: How About Its Accuracy

It might not be the first thing that comes to mind when buying a pre-owned or vintage Speedmaster, but what kind of accuracy should you expect from a ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Fratello On Air: Balazs, Jorg, And Mike Talk Watches and Won

Three of us recently got together from three different countries to talk about our favorite pieces from Watches and Wonders 2021. As you’ll see, the ...
20-04-2021 19:45

What Do I Need All These Watches For" A Collector’

When my grandfather took a bath or even washed his hands, he would take off his Omega Constellation. It had some water resistance, but he just didn?t ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Hands-On: Bulova Precisionist X Sport 96B349 For 10th Annive

In 2020, Bulova celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Precisionist watch family with the Bulova Precisionist X (more on aBlogtoWatch here). The new c ...
20-04-2021 19:45

Hands-on – The Bell & Ross BR V2-94 FULL LUM, And

With its military and aviation inspiration, Bell & Ross has long been focusing on legibility. But reading a watch or a dashboard instrument during the ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Introducing – The Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter

In 2019, Bovet introduced a highly impressive watch, the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One, announcing a series of ultra-complex and highly demonstrat ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Hands-on – The Longines Legend Diver, Now With Gradien

The brand with the Winged Hourglass has many emblematic models in its collection, most of them being found in the praised Heritage line. Yet, few can ...
19-04-2021 19:48

WatchTime Live Presents Citizen: Watch the Full Video, Avail

Did you miss our WatchTime Live Presents Citizen live online event last week" No worries, the full discussion is available now on playback, complete w ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Introducing the Bell & Ross BR V2-94 FULL LUM

There are a lot of very serious and high minded reasons people love watches. Their place in history and culture, the science and engineering behind ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Hands-On with the Next Generation of Tudor Black Bay Chronog

Tudor can always be counted on to make a splash at international watch events, and that held true once more at this year’s virtual Watches & Wonders ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Debating Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Black Panther

Going by all the frenzy this new watch has triggered on social media, I must say that we are really looking forward to having your thoughts on it and ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Chopard Unveils Limited-Edition L.U.C GMT One Black

Sponsored post presented on aBlogtoWatch by advertiser Few things can make a watch look as striking or as modern as a monochrome color scheme. The com ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Winner Announced: Bausele Royal Australian Air Force Centena

The team at aBlogtoWatch is glad to announce Geoff S. of Newport, Australia as the winner of our March Bausele Royal Australian Air Force Centenary 20 ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Hands-on with the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT in

The dust clouds have barely settled after Watches & Wonders 2021, where Bvlgari introduced another record-breaking marvel. The all-new Octo Finissimo ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Hands-On With The New Oris Divers Sixty-Five Carl Brashear W

Earlier this year, Oris dropped the third generation of the Carl Brashear Limited Edition. As with the previous two Carl Brashear watches, the popular ...
19-04-2021 19:48

March Mania: The “What-If” Chronicles ? H. Moser

So, March Mania is officially all said and done. Officially, being the keyword here. There were twists and turns along the way and our mighty champion ...
19-04-2021 19:48

The HTD Safarigraph Was Designed In Firenze But Built For Th

Leave it to the Italians to come up with something stylish. Is that a cliché" Maybe, but that?s what a cliché is all about. The HTD Safarigraph was de ...
19-04-2021 19:48

Buying Guide – The New Models of Watches & Wonder

The largest watch fair of the year is just over, so it’s time for us to sit down and to look back in details at what exactly happened during this ve ...
18-04-2021 19:44

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantičme: A New Complicat

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced its Reverso watch in 1931, meaning that the iconic dual-face timekeeper is celebrating 90 years in production in 2021. Dur ...
18-04-2021 19:43

The Surprising Wellness Value Of Smartwatch Fitness Notifica

For a lot of people I know, a major victim of the pandemic has been the phenomenon of positive reinforcement. Nearly everyone I’ve been in touch wit ...
18-04-2021 19:43

Fratello On Air: WASP 7.0 ? Our Sporting Icons And Robley

Welcome to Episode 51 of Fratello on Air, otherwise known as WASP 7.0. Today we?re going to discuss our three favorite sporting icons and which watche ...
18-04-2021 19:43

How It All Began – RJ On Rico’s Watches Podcast

Eric from Rico’s Watches Podcast asked to appear on his show, which I gladly did, to talk about how I got into watches, starting Fratello and about ...
18-04-2021 19:43

Sunday Morning Showdown: Pilot’s Paragon ? IWC Vs. Bre

In our Sunday Morning Showdown, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welc ...
18-04-2021 19:43

The Petrolhead Corner – Some Of The Coolest Nicknames

Nicknames, I?m sure we all had one at one point in our life. Personally, I am sometimes referred to as the ?big guy? due to my sturdy 2.01m frame. We ...
17-04-2021 20:00

Nomos Makes Its W&W Debut With Updates to Neomatik, Clu

Nomos Glashütte has made its first appearance at the all-virtual Watches & Wonders watch salon, showcasing new timepieces in three of its Bauhaus-infl ...
17-04-2021 20:00

Watches, Stories, & Gear: Ants, Soy Sauce, & New H

?Watches, Stories, and Gear? is a roundup of our favorite content, watch or otherwise, from around the internet. Here, we support other creators, e ...
17-04-2021 20:00

New Additions to the Windup Watch Shop from Autodromo, Laco,

The post New Additions to the Windup Watch Shop from Autodromo, Laco, and Timex appeared first on Worn & Wound. ...
17-04-2021 20:00

Hands-On With The Coast Pacific Explorer

If you were to bump into me on any given day, the odds are good that I?d be wearing a simple, time-only, function driven ?tool? watch. Something li ...
17-04-2021 20:00

Watch Review: Casio PRO TREK PRT-B70

Casio?s adventure-focused PRO TREK line is often overshadowed by its flashier sibling, the nigh-indestructible G-SHOCK. But if your adventures take yo ...
17-04-2021 19:59

Watches & Wonders 2021: Dave’s Fave New Watch Rel

As I am writing this article about my favorite pieces from Watches And Wonders 2021, I find myself surprised at the list of watches I’m about to tal ...
17-04-2021 19:59

The Titoni Heritage 83019 S-ST-638 Is As Old As New Can Be

Heritage is a word on everybody’s lips. In fact, it has been for what feels like years, now. The watch industry is deep into the heritage warren. It ...
17-04-2021 19:59

Buying Guide: The Best King Seiko and Grand Seiko Watches Fr

We like to talk about vintage watches a lot within the Fratello team. While the daily routine is largely focused on the most recent developments in th ...
17-04-2021 19:59

The Collector's Series – ‘JP’ Lin Chang Pi

A man with as many names as Johnny Lin can only have interesting tastes in watches. Chang Ping Lin, or if you want the Chinese order Lin Chang Ping, J ...
16-04-2021 19:53

First Look – The 2021 Rolex Daytona “Meteorite P

The Rolex Daytona is a watch that needs no introduction anymore. It is, without doubt, one of the most significant watches in Rolex’s portfolio, one ...
16-04-2021 19:53

Interview – David Brailsford of Garrick on British wat

A couple of months ago, British watchmaking atelier Garrick started teasing the S4. Seeing all the shots of the watch in development and finally hitti ...
16-04-2021 19:53

Inspired by a men’s silk scarf – The $113k Hermč

Hermčs, the French luxury maison par excellence, has released its latest highly limited timepiece that celebrates the brand?s commitment to artistic ...
16-04-2021 19:53

Just 5.8mm thick, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo is the world?s

Great-watchmaking finds its truest manifestations in the work of horologists who outdo themselves, adding radical new design elements, introducing ne ...
16-04-2021 19:53

Chronomania: The 50+-Year History of the Automatic Chronogra

In 1969, the consortium of Heuer-Leonidas, Breitling, Buren-Hamilton and Dubois Dépraz vied with lone wolves Zenith and Seiko in the race to launch th ...
16-04-2021 19:53

Omega Begins Counting Down to the Tokyo Olympics with a New

A new watch from Omega that touts their partnership with the Olympics is not surprising. Along with the Bond franchise, the Olympics is one of the ...
16-04-2021 19:53

2021 Watches & Wonders Round-Up

Following a year of unknowns, Watches & Wonders 2021 felt like a step toward normal. Sure, there were no plane trips, schnitzel dinners, or fancy c ...
16-04-2021 19:53

Travelers by Night: Chopard L.U.C GMT One and Time Traveler

Whether or not you’ll be needing a “vaccine passport” for your next overseas trip, there is one accessory you’ll definitely not want to board ...
16-04-2021 19:53



Would you like your blog and posts leave here?



News most viewed Today

A Very French Space Watch: the Yema Spacegraf ZERO-G

A Very French Space Watch: the Yema Spacegraf...

Lots of watch enthusiasts have a natural affinity for space watches, and it?s not a huge mystery as to why. If you?re at all inclined toward watches as a hobby, space exploration as a serious interest isn?t too far of a leap. There?s a link,... -
The Hervé Alvia Brings ’60s Cool to an Affordable Package

The Hervé Alvia Brings ’60s Cool to an ...

The traditionally sized casual watch is having a bit of a moment. In the wake of the giant watch trend, now thankfully at least a few years behind us, brands seem to be returning to more classic proportions. There?s a ton of evidence for this,... -
MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Evo Watch Hands-On

MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Evo Watch ...

Sports-capable luxury watches are all the rage these days ? and what better proof do you need for that than the launch of the first-ever MB&F engineered for an active lifestyle" Behold the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Evo, a beautiful and... -
Brellum Duobox LE.3 Watch

Brellum Duobox LE.3 Watch

It’s rare to come across a microbrand that leaves no detail unconsidered and no expense spared. Oftentimes, the battlefield for these brands is in the sub-$1,200 range, but this is far from the case with Brellum, a Swiss microbrand. Producing... -
The Eagle Spreads its Wings: Chopard Adds XL Chrono to Alpine Eagle Collection

The Eagle Spreads its Wings: Chopard Adds XL ...

Chopard’s Alpine Eagle collection, described by the brand as “inspired by the power of the eagle and the beauty of the Alps,” debuted in late 2019 with 10 time-and-date references in two case sizes. The sport-luxury series, which traces its... -
The Petrolhead Corner – Formula 1 Safety-Cars Through History

The Petrolhead Corner – Formula 1 Safet...

For many years Mercedes-Benz has provided the official support cars for Formula 1, including a Safety Car, Medical Car and other support vehicles needed during an F1 race. Of course, you hope to not use them other than the mandatory chase-lap by the... -
Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Grand Seiko U.S. Exclusive “Four Seasons” Editions

Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Grand Sei...

America?s luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at midtown Manhattan?s Gotham Hall on October 25-26. This year?s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands... -
Hands-on – Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Black & Gold, and a Look Back at the Collection

Hands-on – Hamilton Khaki Aviation Conv...

Flying still generates emotions and provokes a unique feeling of freedom and pilot’s watches that evoke this high-altitude world are always on the radar. However, “pilot’s watch” is a broad definition that covers many styles. Even at... -
Introducing the Swatch SISTEM51 HODINKEE GENERATION 1990

Introducing the Swatch SISTEM51 HODINKEE GENE...

Swatch has once again teamed up with Hodinkee to design a new Sistem51, this one dubbed the Generation 1990. This is the 5th such collaboration between the two brands, and the first venture into the ?90s, a decade who?s stylings are making a... -
Introducing – MeisterSinger & Mühle-Glashütte Team Up for the 30th Anniversary of German Reunification

Introducing – MeisterSinger & Mühl...

For more than 40 years Germany was divided (1949-1990). On one side was the GDR (German Democratic Republic), part of the Eastern Block, under Russian influence; on the other was the FRG (Federal Republic of Germany), part of the Western Block,... -

More Blogs

- English ------------------------------
Interior Design & Decoration facebook twitter facebook twitter facebook twitter
Food & Recipes facebook twitter facebook twitter facebook twitter
thevegetarianrecipesclub facebook twitter
Motor facebook twitter facebook twitter
Luxury facebook twitter

beauty & Cosmetics facebook twitter facebook twitter facebook twitter facebook twitter
Healt&Fitness facebook twitter
Weddings facebook twitter
Moms & Babies facebook twitter facebook twitter
Iphone & Android twitter
Fashion & Style facebook twitter
Travel facebook twitter facebook twitter
Fragrance facebook twitter
Architecture facebook twitter facebook twitter
--- Español ---------------------------------
Fashion & Blogs facebook twitter
Recetas facebook twitter facebook twitter facebook  
Decoracion facebook twitter facebook twitter
Bodas twitter
Belleza facebook twitter facebook twitter


Motor facebook twitter facebook twitter
Salud facebook twitter facebook twitter
Viajes facebook twitter facebook twitter
TV-cine twitter
Corazon twitter
Libros twitter
Madres facebook twitter
Mac Android facebook twitter
Lujo facebook