IWC is set to unveil a special Jubilee collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fair, in January in Geneva, comprising a total of 27 limited-edition models from the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot’s Watches and Da Vinci families. To mark this occasion, IWC is also launching its first-ever wristwatch to feature the original digital hours and minute display as it appeared on the Pallweber pocket watches back in 1884.
Iwc Watches Seattle Replica is the only large watch manufacture in eastern Switzerland ( all other brands are in western Swiss regions). IWC Schaffhausen was set 1868 from the U.S. watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones to unite the craftsmanship of Switzerland watchmakers with the technology skills from the U.S. to manufacture movements and timepiece components for the USA. IWC is unique among similar firms for keeping detailed records for every watch produced since 1885. Since 1885, caliber, substances used and cases are tracked. Younger IWC watches have been shown in the documents with reference number, delivery date and the name of this licensed dealer. Every IWC collector can request this information for many watches older than ten years. IWC states it can repair and service all watches produced since 1868. IWC Schaffhausen moves in more affordable watches and chronographs (IWC Portuguese Chronograph) are out of ETA. Non-ETA IWC calibers are: Caliber 5000, Caliber 8000, pocket watch moves. Notable watch models include the Aquatimer, Ingenieur, Portuguese, Da Vinci, Portofino in addition to Pilot’s Watches.Swiss watchmakers IWC are well known among collectors to its watches they have produced for various militaries like Britain’s Royal Air Force. The DNA of these historic military designs pervades IWC’s collection, most prominently in the major Pilot’s series along with the Pilot’s Mark XVIII, both of which can be military-styled, aviation-oriented pieces. Now, IWC have released a set of special variations of the versions, the Mark XVIII Heritage and Big Pilot’s Heritage, available in brand new materials and outfitted with different calibers of varying specification.
All these watches have in common their white or blue dial – with blued or rhodium-plated hands – and their black alligator leather strap, and they bear the Jubilee insignia “150 Years”. “In a long and complex process, these dials are coated with up to 12 layers of high-quality lacquer, flat-polished, brushed and then imprinted several times”, explains Christian Knoop, Creative Director at IWC Schaffhausen. “We drew our inspiration from the unusual aesthetic appeal of the enamelled dials used for the historic Pallweber watches.” The idea for the imprinted dials and blue hands came from the first Portugieser models, Reference IW325, from 1939.
Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW505002)
IWC’s first-ever watches to feature jumping numerals in a digital display are one of the special highlights of the Jubilee collection. They show the hours and minutes in large numerals on rotating discs. IWC was already using this form of time display in pocket watches back in 1884; the display was a revolutionary development in its time. The IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years” has an 18-carat red gold case and a white dial with white display discs and a blued seconds hand. It is a limited edition of 250. As a reference to the design of the historic Pallweber watches and a tribute to F. A. Jones – the American watchmaker who founded IWC – the windows of the digital display are labelled as “Hours” and “Minutes”.
Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW505002) © IWC
When creating the IWC-manufactured 94200 calibre, the watch designers developed a new solution for the technically sophisticated digital display (patent pending). While toothed cogs moved the discs in the historic Pallweber pocket watches, the impulse that advances the single-minute disc now is supplied by a separate wheel train with a barrel of its own. A release mechanism that establishes a connection to the watch’s main wheel train unlocks the train every 60 seconds and then immediately locks it again. After 10 minutes, the single-minute disc moves the 10-minute disc forward by one position. Every 60th minute, the hour ring jumps to the next numeral. The fact that the flow of power in the main wheel train is uninfluenced by the separate wheel train guarantees a precise rate and a high 60-hour power reserve.es.
Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW590202)
The Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” has a platinum case and white dial with a lacquered finish. This 15-piece limited edition houses IWC-manufactured hand-wound 94805 calibre which offers a power reserve of 96 hours and combines a constant-force tourbillon with a single moon phase display that only needs to be adjusted by 1 day after 577.5 years. The patented constantforce mechanism transmits completely even impulses to the escape wheel. In conjunction with the tourbillon, which compensates for the negative influences of gravity on the watch’s oscillating system, this achieves an exceptionally high level of precision.
Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW590202) © IWC
Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW504501)
With the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” IWC combines a perpetual calendar with a tourbillon on the dial for the first time. The timepiece has an 18-carat gold case and a white dialand is available in a limited edition of 50 watches. The watch is driven by the newly developed IWC-manufactured 51950 calibre. This is an extension of the basic 51900 calibre, with the addition of a perpetual calendar. Made of 82 individual components and weighing just 0.635 grams, the tourbillon is visible at “12 o’clock” because the watch designers opened up the calendar advance ring and integrated the moon phase in the month display disc at “6 o’clock”. With its solid gold rotor, the automatic winding system generates a power reserve of 7 days.
Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW504501) © IWC
Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW459304)
With this elegant 18-carat red gold case timepiece, IWC takes up its former tradition of elaborately decorated jewellery watches. This was a style the company cultivated towards the end of the 1980s and during the 1990s with models like the diamond-set Lady Da Vinci in yellow gold, Reference IW8435. A limited edition of 50 watches, the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” has a moon phase display at “12 o’clock”. Its case and moving lugs are completely covered by 206 pure white diamonds amounting to 2.26 carats.
Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW459304) © IWC
Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” (Ref. IW358102)
The Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” with its small seconds at “6 o’clock” is the first watch to feature the new IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre. It has a stainless-steel case, a blue dial and is available in a limited edition of 500 watches. The newly developed IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre is an automatic movement with Pellaton winding and boasts a power reserve of 60 hours. Components in the system subject to pronounced stress, such as the pawls or the cam, are made of virtually wear-free ceramic. The rotor is skeletonised and offers a view of the movement decorated with circular graining and Geneva stripes.
Da Vinci Automatic Edition « 150 Years » (ref. IW358102) © IWC