In the current collection, the Aquatimer models gain further functionality thanks to the new outside/inside rotating ring. With in-house manufacture calibres, the digital perpetual calendar, a mechanical depth gauge and a sensational pressure resistance of 200 bar, the watchfamily reliably accompanies divers worldwide into the depths.
In 1984, IWC presented a simple "pocket-watch-style wristwatch" based on a Lépine pocket watch, the "Portofino". The watch line now includes sophisticated timepieces with sophisticated complications and manufacture movements. Thanks to its classic dial, Roman numerals and feuille hands, the Portofino is considered an expression of understatement and good taste.
The collection, completely revised in 2013, is based on FORMULA 1; the fabrics are inspired by the material repertoire of racing. Technical highlights are the constant force tourbillon, the instantaneous switch and the large digital display of the date and month. The Ingenieur models of 2017 are strongly inspired by the design of models from the 50s and 60s.
Wristwatches by IWC – the hardest part is choosing the most beautiful one.
In 1936 IWC produced the first watch for aviators. This was followed four years later by the Large Pilot's Watch. In 1948, the Mark 11 was delivered to the Royal Air Force, where it was in successful service for almost 40 years. The instrument look of these three watch icons still characterizes the appearance of classic pilot's watches.
For almost 50 years, the Da Vinci collection has combined the inventiveness of IWC engineers with classic aesthetics. In its anniversary year, the family welcomes five new members.
The Portugieser line has established the popular large format for wristwatches in the watch industry. The complicated watch technology is still a flagship of Haute Horlogerie today. Watch connoisseurs all over the world value the striking size of the watches, as well as the reduced dial with the characteristic railway minutiae and Arabic numerals. IWC manufacture movements and sophisticated complications characterize the history and present of the watch family. The minute repeater, the rattrapante hand and the 7- or 8-day manufacture movement, for example, ensured delighted faces at the initial presentations.
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