Love this watch, even with the date. And I understand the bracelet is a joy to wear.

Sep 13, 2021,20:54 PM

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IWC MK XII on Instagram

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 13th, 2021-18:16
Saw this this morning and thought "if only they left the date out..." / ...  

Even though I agree I still

 By: Thomas_3 : September 13th, 2021-18:31
want that watch.


 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 13th, 2021-18:32
Image from a Google search. ...  


 By: MTR : September 13th, 2021-20:10
Much better (for my taste). Cheers Thomas


 By: Gelato Monster : September 13th, 2021-23:44

If they did, there would be very few takers unless it's limited edition

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 14th, 2021-00:15
So far, every "tribute to" was a sellout because of limited numbers. Even this 40 mm Tribute to Mark XI based on the current Mk XVIII sold out within a year and that's because they made 1948 units. Photo: IWC ...  

But, you are not alone...๐Ÿ‘

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 14th, 2021-01:52

Now you're talking!

 By: lm6 : September 14th, 2021-07:22
Looks so much better without the date! Pure and clean design.

Great beater...

 By: mdg : September 14th, 2021-02:54

Lovely case shape and dial

 By: JohnFM : September 13th, 2021-19:52
No date would be great, but so nice as is that Iโ€™m not sure I care!

You are so right.

 By: MTR : September 13th, 2021-20:09
This white date window destroys the dial. I think these standardized white date wheels are produced en masse to be implemented into as many watches as possible, regardless of whether the color of the wheel matches the dial or not. For me this is simply a ... 

Of course! ๐Ÿ‘

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 13th, 2021-20:11

It has existed without a date

 By: VinnieD : September 13th, 2021-20:22
There was a very limited edition in titanium without a date. I think it was inspired by an Italian fashion designer or something: there were initials on the dial but I do not remember which ones GL or GW something like that. Probably 40 pieces or so (a re...  

got it

 By: VinnieD : September 13th, 2021-20:25
here you go the GL was yet another limited edition - with a date the EF was the dateless version: titanium, dark blue dial for Emilio Fontana: sexy! I had the opportunity to buy it, not that many years ago.... sigh Credit Brandizzi ...  

Subtract the date, and this beats the Explorer hands down.

 By: blau : September 13th, 2021-23:06
With the date... it's debatable.

Mark 12 is the one to get

 By: Cookies : September 14th, 2021-00:32
It has the JLC movement.

But i read somewhere that it is less reliable than caliber 30110 which is ETA-based, in the mark XV.

 By: hoseachandra : September 14th, 2021-01:01
My opinion is the Mark XV keeps the balance between classic size and reliability but i understand the appeal of JLC caliber

Have not bought one so far.

 By: Cookies : September 14th, 2021-03:18
I like both versions a lot. Recently I tried the new titanium version, but did not buy it as the AD was very stiff on prices. I may get one from the used market eventually. Very drawn to the older designs especially the Mark XIIโ€™s dial.


 By: Boris : September 14th, 2021-03:33
There is no doubt that the JLC movement is more refined and appealing, but they had a history of not being particularly reliable, particularly in a tool watch. I too would go with a Mark XV over the Mark XII, but an early one with tritium dial and the sam... 

Very lucky u have a Mark 12

 By: Cookies : September 14th, 2021-15:06
This piece, and also the mecha-quartz Ingenieur 3805 are my all time favourites.

couldn't agree more :)

 By: Watcholic_id : September 14th, 2021-03:54

A little piece

 By: Thomas_3 : September 23rd, 2021-20:23
of duct tape over the date window, colored to match the dial and I'm good.