I was alerted to the quiet release of the new Mark XX by one of my favourite podcasts. The new Cal. 32111 is kind of a jaw dropper, offerring 5 day power reserve never seen before at this price point ($5k) and case size. As impressive as this movement spec seems, the more I stare at this watch, the more I feel like this is a missed opportunity for IWC.
How the date window went from dial color matched in the Mark18 to the white window is a bit odd. I suppose one could argue that the white window matches better with the other hour markers, but I feel going with a "white-on-black" date is a more "hey I'm owning the date window" design approach. This is not the mention the fact that the window is still a bit too close to the center.
Second thing I wish they could have given us is the return of the mark 11 squared off hand-set. Nothing really wrong with these sword hands, but I feel like if they had made this watch look more like the Mark XV with the 5-day movement, this would be a run away hit.
What do you think about this release?