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..." /

Yes, or if they at least wouldve spend more than 1 minute on the design of the date window and wheel.

 By: nafetS : September 13th, 2021-18:26

That's not fair...I'm sure they spent at least 8 minutes : )

 By: mdg : September 14th, 2021-02:53

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).



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

That’s the way to do it. Wish they would make a modern permanent edition like this and keep it between 36-38 mm

 By: vallura : September 14th, 2021-00:06

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

I guess I’m just a fan of the older design language and size unlike the masses.

 By: vallura : September 14th, 2021-01:47

But, you are not alone...πŸ‘

 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.

It's a sweet,sweet watch, regardless of date window. The perfect all-rounder IMHO.

 By: winther502 : September 13th, 2021-19:41

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 I’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 cost-saving strategy.


Of course! πŸ‘

 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 real limited edition). Unfortunately, I cannot find any picture

There is also the Mellow Yellow in titanium which was similar, but which kept the date

It came with a Saab freebie included

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

Too bad the EF didn't go on the case back. It's almost more pronounced than the IWC logo.

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 13th, 2021-20:30
Otherwise, it's great.

agreed, but the dial is quite balanced on the text front

 By: VinnieD : September 13th, 2021-20:30

this version you have no date/date window, but a crown position to adjust the not existing date πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ really! regards Stephan

 By: only5402 : September 14th, 2021-05:54

i noticed, that there was no picture added 😠

 By: only5402 : October 22nd, 2021-05:27

Wasn’t familiar with this iteration. Pretty cool.

 By: RabidManatee : September 13th, 2021-20:55

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

 By: RabidManatee : September 13th, 2021-20:54

I am totally with you, here. A superb beauty, which could be even more superb without this " wart ". ;)

 By: amanico : September 13th, 2021-21:30

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 XII’s dial.
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