Founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones, IWC would gradually and slowly, over its one-and-a-half-century-long history, create a reputation for engineered watches — that the company’s Latin motto, “Probus Scafusia,” translates to “great craftsmanship in Schaffhausen.” To celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the brand, IWC has only unveiled two high tech tourbillon watches which clearly showcase the brand’s know-how in complex watchmaking. Meet with the new IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” and the IWC Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years.” The watch comes at a 45mm wide Portugieser-style instance, which IWC fans will instantly recognize from its distinctive curved and short lugs in addition to the chunky knurled crown. Coupled with a black Santoni alligator strap and water resistant to only 30m, it goes without saying that it should be kept away from water.The dial is white and includes a lacquered finish with large black Arabic numerals printed in the signature font of IWC’s Portugieser watches. Sizable heat-treated leaf-shaped hour and minute hands and a simple railroad-style minutes monitor guarantee time can be easily read.
The Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is the flagship of the Ingenieur family. The design is inspired by the very first Ingenieur models and features a simple round case and polished bezel. The perpetual calendar with large digital date and month displays, which can be easily set using the crown, recognizes the different lengths of the months and takes into account the leap day every 4 years. The IWC-manufactured 89801-calibre movement also features a chronograph function. This timepiece has a 45-millimetre case made from 18-carat red gold, a silver-plated dial, black hands and a black alligator leather strap, and is limited to 100 watches.