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IWC Introduces Tribute to Patrouille Suisse Pilots Chronograph

IWC just unveiled a new limited edition Fliegerchronograph on its Facebook page. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Patrouille Suisse is dedicated to the acrobatic flying team of the Swiss Air Force. It has a grey dial and jet silhouette at the tip of the centre seconds hand. This is not striking different from the regular Pilots Chronograph, though the sandblasted steel case is unusual. I don’t recall any steel IWC Pilot’s watch with such a case finish before this one.

300 pieces will be made and they are available only in Switzerland.

– SJX

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Introducing the Hotel L’Orologio, the watch-themed hotel in Italy

I just came across this on HH Journal. Owned by watch collector Sandro Fratini, Hotel L’Orologio has three floors, each dedicated to a specific watch brand – Rolex, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin – which are favourites of the owner. And each of the 54 rooms is dedicated to a particular model of each brand. 

Italians are one of the great watch collecting cultures, along with the Japanese, so it is not that surprising to find a hotel like that in Italy.

The hotel is part of Whythebest Hotels, an Italian boutique hotel chain. L’Orologio ranks nine on Tripadvisor’s list of Florence hotels, with a price of EUR161-354 a night.

– SJX

All photos courtesy Whythebest Hotels

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