IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen brings the iconic perpetual calendar back to the Portofino collection. With a 40mm diameter case, the Portofino Perpetual Calendar is currently the smallest perpetual calendar watch in IWC’s collections.

It houses the IWC-manufactured 82650 calibre movement, featuring automatic Pellaton winding with ceramic components and a power reserve of 60 hours. In addition to displays for the date, weekday, and month, the calendar also features IWC’s perpetual moon phase indication, which will only deviate by one day from the orbit of Earth’s satellite in 577.5 years.

Two versions are available. One features a stainless steel case with a silver-plated dial and rhodium-plated hands and appliques (Ref. IW344601) – marking the first time a Portofino model with a perpetual calendar is presented in this classic and robust case material. The other features an 18-carat 5N gold case, a silver-plated dial and gold-plated hands and appliques (Ref. IW344602).

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar stainless steel

The calendar information is indicated in three subdials. The date is shown at 3 o’clock, the month at 6 o’clock, and the day of the week at 9 o’clock. The weekday display also contains a small leap year indicator: a red “L” signals a leap year, and the calendar will autonomously insert the 29th of February. Another highlight of this model is the perpetual moon phase display.

Integrated into the month display, it shows the moon against the backdrop of a star-studded night sky. Thanks to a precisely calculated reductionist gear train, it is so precise that it will only deviate by one day from the orbit of Earth’s satellite after 577.5 years.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar pink gold version

The IWC-manufactured 82650 calibre drives the calendar module using a single nightly switching impulse. The elaborately finished movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire glass back.

It features the highly efficient automatic winding system developed in the 1950s by IWC’s former technical director, Albert Pellaton. Using the slightest movements of the oscillating weight in both directions, it reliably builds up a power reserve of 60 hours in the mainspring.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar movement

Components of the automatic winding system that are subject to high stresses, such as the heart-shaped cam and the clicks, are made of virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic. In addition, the rotor features the signature “Probus Scafusia” medallion in solid gold, which embodies IWC’s uncompromising commitment to technical excellence, quality, and sustainability.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar gold movement

Both versions are fitted with blue straps made of traceable Swiss calf leather.

The Portofino Perpetual Calendar is available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners, or online at IWC.com. In addition, the timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar Ref. IW344601 / IW344602

Movement
Calibre 82650
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 46
Power reserve: 60 h
Winding: Automatic
Pellaton automatic winding system

Functions
Perpetual calendar with display for the date, day, month, leap year and perpetual moon phase
Central hacking seconds

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW344601: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Ref. IW344602: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Glass: Sapphire, arched-edge, antireflective coating on both sides
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 12.7 mm
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 5 bar

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition Chinese New Year

To celebrate the commencement of the Year of the Water Rabbit, IWC Schaffhausen introduces the Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition Chinese New Year.

The Year of the Water Rabbit starts on 22nd January 2023 and will last until 9th February 2024. The rabbit is known as the luckiest of the twelve animals featured in the Chinese zodiac. People born under this zodiac sign are said to be calm, gentle and peaceful.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition Chinese New Year

The Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year” (Ref. IW358315) is limited to 500 pieces and features a 40-millimetre stainless steel case, a burgundy dial, and gold-plated hands and appliques.

This automatic watch is equipped with the IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre featuring the Pellaton winding system. The transparent sapphire case back reveals the gold-plated rotor in the form of a rabbit. It offers a power reserve of 60 hours. In addition, the case back ring displays the engraving “2023 YEAR OF THE RABBIT.”

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition Chinese New Year

The Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year” is delivered with two calfskin straps: one in black, the other with a burgundy colour gradation.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition Chinese New Year

The Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year” is available now on IWC Tmall Flagship Store and IWC WeBoutique.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition Chinese New Year

It will also be available through IWC boutiques, selected retail partners, or online at IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year”
Ref. IW358315

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 82200
Mechanical automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 31
Power reserve: 60 h
Pellaton automatic winding system
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.4 mm
Height: 12.4 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 3 bar

Dial
Burgundy dial
Gold-plated hands and appliques

Strap
Black calfskin strap
Additional calfskin strap with burgundy colour gradation

Edition
Limited to 500 pieces

IWC Schaffhausen Opens Its Biggest Flagship Boutique at the Taikoo Hui Mall in Shanghai

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has opened its new flagship boutique at HKRI Taikoo Hui mall complex in Shanghai.

IWC’s new flagship boutique is located at the HKRI Taikoo Hui mall, West Nanjing Road, in the West Central Business District in Shanghai. After Zurich and Dubai, Shanghai marks the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer’s third global IWC flagship location.

IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique Taikoo Hui Mall Shanghai

Visitors are greeted by an impressive three-dimensional façade featuring an oversized Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe”. Over more than 300 sq. m., they can immerse themselves into distinctively themed worlds and discover IWC’s iconic Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser and Portofino collections. This makes it the largest IWC boutique in the world in terms of square metres.

Adding a futuristic touch to the boutique is the presence of IWC’s partner Airspeeder, the world’s first racing series for electric flying cars. Visitors can take a seat in the cockpit of a “speeder” racing drone and enjoy a Mixed Reality (MR) flight through landscapes inspired by IWC’s “Colors of TOP GUN” Lake Tahoe, Woodland, Mojave Desert and Ceratanium®.

IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique Taikoo Hui Mall Shanghai

IWC’s new retail concept creates intelligent connections between the physical and virtual worlds. For example, an interactive display lets visitors deep-dive into IWC’s engineering heritage. They can learn more about the brand’s unique materials expertise, IWC-manufactured movements and complications.

All watch displays in the boutique feature Inspify touchscreen technology, allowing visitors to access a broad range of information about the timepieces on display, including product history, technical specifications, and customisation possibilities. A story portal with live social media feeds or a Portl hologram box adds to the digitally enhanced visitor experience.

The box will feature 3D appearances of IWC family members, such as free ski star Eileen Gu, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, or legendary IWC watchmaker and inventor of the perpetual calendar, Kurt Klaus.

IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique Taikoo Hui Mall Shanghai

In addition, a mini programme on IWC’s WeChat account is dedicated to the new flagship boutique, enabling users to discover the boutique and take full advantage of its services. Visitors can, for example, get an overview of all flagship boutique features and services or take a virtual tour.

Also, for the first time, IWC has integrated a fully-fledged food and beverage concept into a flagship boutique.

At the “Big Pilot Bar,” visitors can enjoy delicious food, freshly brewed coffee or savoury cocktails – inside or on the outside terrace. The bar’s offer can also soon be enjoyed without a visit to the boutique. In addition, a huge background screen transforms the inside seating area into a space for events such as product presentations, Cyberloupe® watchmaking experiences or virtual tours of the IWC’s manufacturing centre in Schaffhausen.

IWC Schaffhausen and Valentino Rossi Present a Special Big Pilot’s Watch Auction at the Upcoming Laureus Charity Night

At the 2022 Laureus Charity Night in Zurich, Switzerland, IWC Schaffhausen and Valentino Rossi team up for a special auction.

The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer and the nine-time Grand PrixTM motorcycling World Champion will donate Rossi’s personal IWC Big Pilot’s Watch in Ceratanium® to the auction, as well as invite the winning bidder to attend an exclusive experience at his famous VR46 Motor Ranch in Tavullia, Italy.

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Laureus Foundation Switzerland to support its various programmes for children and young people.

The Italian racer retired from motorcycle racing in 2021. During his 26-year career, Rossi won a record-breaking nine World Championships and claimed 235 podiums and 115 race wins. In 2022, the 43-year-old switched to the GT World Challenge Europe, starting a new chapter on four wheels.

Just recently, at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2022 in Seville, Rossi received the Laureus Sporting Icon Award, which further underscored the exceptional nature of his career.

At the occasion of Laureus Charity Night in Zurich, Rossi will also officially join the IWC family. The Italian athlete has been associated with the brand since last year and also made an appearance at an IWC Signature Talk at Watches and Wonders Geneva in April.

The watch up for auction is the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium® (Ref. IW503604). It was worn by Rossi during many of his key milestones. Equipped with IWC’s legendary perpetual calendar, it features a case and bracelet made of Ceratanium®.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium® (Ref. IW503604)
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium® (Ref. IW503604)

This IWC-developed performance material is nearly as light and tough as titanium and almost equally as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. With a case diameter of 46 millimetres, the Big Pilot’s Watch was the perfect fit for Rossi, as he used to race with the number 46.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium® (Ref. IW503604)

Developed by IWC over five years, Ceratanium® boasts unique properties. In addition, this innovative new material also impresses with its biocompatibility and striking matte black colour. These same characteristics are crucial for the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium®.

For the first time, IWC has manufactured not only the case and crown but also the bracelet from Ceratanium®. Since this material is based on a titanium alloy, the bracelet is around 30 per cent lighter than steel. As a result, it feels pleasant on the skin and is highly comfortable to wear. The black dial with grey imprinting and black hands support the all-black technical design. Inside the 46-millimetre case, the IWC-manufactured 52615 calibre is at work.

The movement can be admired through the tinted sapphire glass back. Its Pellaton winding mechanism has been reinforced with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic and builds up a power reserve of seven days in two barrels. Via a single nightly switching impulse, the base movement drives the perpetual calendar module. The intricate mechanical programme automatically recognises the different lengths of the months and the leap years and will function without adjustment until 2100.

Another IWC speciality is the unique moon phase display at 12 o’clock, which shows the moon accurately for viewers in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Its reduction gears are so precise that the display will only deviate by one day in 577.5 years.

Valentino Rossi will also invite the winning bidder to witness the ‘100km dei Campioni’, a motorcycle race which is held every year at his legendary VR46 Motor Ranch in Tavullia, Italy.

In addition to auctioning Rossi’s Big Pilot’s Watch, the Laureus Charity Night will also feature a silent auction of one of the most complex watches ever made by IWC Schaffhausen: the Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound (Ref. IW546305).

IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound (Ref. IW546305)
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound (Ref. IW546305)

A masterpiece of Haute Horlogerie, it was donated by a collector and long-time friend of the Laureus Foundation Switzerland, whose wish is to support the Foundation’s projects for the advancement of girls. All proceeds from the watch’s auction will go to the Foundation’s programmes focusing on young women.

The timeless and elegant Portugieser model features a 43.2 millimetre case crafted of solid 18-carat 5N gold and a distinctive blue dial with a flying minute tourbillon at 9 o’clock.

IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound (Ref. IW546305)

The balance wheel, pallet and escape wheel are placed in a tiny cage that constantly rotates around its axis, helping to minimise the effects of gravity on the oscillating system. Instead of being held by an upper bridge, the tourbillon is held from one side, allowing a better view of the delicate mechanism, which consists of 56 parts and weighs only 0.635 grams.

This year’s Laureus Charity Night will take place in Zurich on 5th November and will collect charitable contributions for the further promotion of social sports programmes under the theme of ‘The future is now’.

The Laureus Foundation Switzerland was founded in 2006 by IWC Schaffhausen and Mercedes-Benz as part of the international foundation Laureus Sport for Good. It works to enable children and young people to live a positive life of self-determination through sports, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, social class or health issues.

Promoting the integration and personal development of the young and their physical and mental well-being, Laureus places its primary focus not on achievement but on enjoying sports and shared experiences. It supports over 20,000 children in Switzerland through charitable sports projects each year.

IWC Schaffhausen Mark XX New Models

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has expanded its Mark XX collection with new versions in stainless steel. The full line-up now includes black, blue, and green dial variations.

The IWC Mark XX watches are available either with calfskin straps or with a new high-grade five-link stainless steel bracelet, which is highly comfortable to wear. These self-winding mechanical pilot watches are inspired by the legendary Mark 11 developed for the British Royal Air Force in 1948.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX with black dial

IWC’s Pilot’s watches were initially conceived as precision instruments for celestial navigation. Pilots used them with a sextant to determine their position during visual flights. Hardly any other model embodies this history like the Mark from IWC. The latest addition to the series is the Pilot’s Watch Mark XX.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX with black dial

It continues the lineage started by the Mark 11, a precise and antimagnetic instrument watch IWC developed in 1948 for pilots and navigators of the British Royal Air Force and which remained in service well until the 1980s.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX with green dial

The Pilot’s Watch Mark XX (Ref. I W3282) features a robust and corrosion-resistant stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 millimetres and improved lug ergonomics.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX with green dial

The high-contrast dial with white numerals and indices displays the triangular index at 12 o’clock, which has become a signature design detail of IWC’s Pilot’s watches. Luminous elements on the dial and the rhodium-plated hands ensure great readability in all lighting conditions.

The new reference is equipped with the IWC-manufactured 32111 calibre. This newly engineered automatic movement uses a bidirectional pawl winding system to build up a power reserve of 120 hours.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX case-back

In addition, the front glass of the watch is specially secured against sudden drops in air pressure. Another practical feature is IWC’s EasX-CHANGE® quick-change system, which allows to change the strap or bracelet easily without needing additional tools. Moreover, the Mark XX is now certified as water-resistant to 10 bars.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX with blue dial

Following the introduction of the Pilot’s Watch Mark XX in stainless steel with a black or blue dial (Ref. IW328201 and IW328203), IWC now completes the collection with four new references:
• Ref. IW328202: stainless steel case, black dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet
• Ref. IW328204: stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet
• Ref. IW328205: stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, brown calfskin strap
• Ref. IW328206: stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX with blue dial

The Pilot’s Watch Mark XX is available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com. Additionally, it is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Mark XX
REF. IW328201 / REF. IW328202 / REF. IW328203/ REF. IW328204 / REF. IW328205 / REF. IW328206

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 32111
Automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 120 h

Functions
Date display
Central hacking seconds

Case, dial and strap

  • Ref. IW328201: Stainless steel case, black dial, rhodium-plated hands, black calfskin strap with EasX-CHANGE® system
  • Ref. IW328202: Stainless steel case, black dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet with EasX-CHANGE® system
  • Ref. IW328203: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, blue calfskin strap with EasX-CHANGE® system
  • Ref. IW328204: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet with EasX-CHANGE® system
  • Ref. IW328205: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, brown calfskin strap with EasX-CHANGE® system
  • Ref. IW328206: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet with EasX-CHANGE® system

Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 10 bar
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 10.8 mm
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn” (Ref. IW389111)

Following the announcement of its partnership with Polaris Dawn earlier this year, Swiss luxury watch maker IWC Schaffhausen presents the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn”.

The chronograph in white ceramic with a space-blue dial was designed to support the upcoming human spaceflight mission, which is targeted to launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2022.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

Each of the four timepieces features an engraving with the name of one of the four crew members. After travelling to space and returning to Earth, the watches will be auctioned to raise funds for the life-saving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, a leading institution developing treatments for childhood cancer and other paediatric diseases.

IWC Schaffhausen is supporting the Polaris Dawn mission, the first of three human spaceflights planned as part of the Polaris Program, led by Jared Isaacman, the U.S entrepreneur and mission commander of last year’s Inspiration4 mission.

To support this goal, IWC has designed and donated four space-themed chronographs. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn” (Ref. IW389111) features a 44.5-millimetre case made of white ceramic.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

The chronographs feature dark blue lacquered dials printed with countless stars and the mission logo. In addition, the titanium case backs are engraved with the name of one of the four crew members.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

Alongside Jared Isaacman, who will serve as commander, the crew consists of retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Scott “Kidd” Poteet and SpaceX Lead Space Operations Engineers Sarah Gillis and Anna Menon.

The Polaris Dawn mission will launch from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After spending approximately five days in orbit, the spacecraft will return to Earth, and the four chronographs will be auctioned.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Polaris Dawn (Ref. IW389111)

Raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® previously marked a cornerstone of last year’s Inspiration4 mission. Four IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Editions raised $405,000, with the overall auction results and donations reaching more than $240 million.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Polaris Dawn”, Ref. IW389111

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69380
Mechanical automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h

Functions
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Date and day display
Small hacking seconds

Case
White ceramic case
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 15.7 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Space-blue dial
Rhodium plated hands

Strap
White rubber strap with leather inlay

IWC Schaffhausen New Portofino Automatic 37 Series with Manufacture 32000 Calibres and Sapphire Glass Backs

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen unveils an enhanced collection of Portofino models with a case diameter of 37 millimetres. All of them feature movements from the IWC-manufactured 32000 calibre family with a power reserve of 5 days.

The Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 is available in three versions, while the classic Portofino Automatic 37 is presented in six new versions. As a first in the luxury watch industry, IWC offers straps made of fully traceable Swiss calf leather.

IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Ref. IW659602

Each strap comes with a unique code that can be used to trace the source of the material online. Other references in the collection feature a newly developed high-grade 5-link metal bracelet.

The entire Portofino Automatic 37 collection is now equipped with IWC-manufactured movements from the 32000 calibre family, featuring an automatic pawl winding system and a power reserve of 5 days.

IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Ref. IW659602 movement case back

The movements have been elaborately finished with blued screws and gold-plated rotors and can be admired through sapphire glass case backs.

For the models featuring diamond-set bezels, the shape of the case has been optimised to accommodate larger stones of 1.7 millimetres. The dial and the case of these references are decorated with 72 diamonds totalling 1.12 carats. In addition, because of an improved setting, the diamonds reflect the light better and have a more visible presence and added brilliance. IWC has also applied a new type of sunray finish to the silver-plated dials, giving them a softer and even more refined appearance.

As a first in the luxury watch industry, IWC now offers straps made of fully traceable Swiss calf leather with butterfly folding clasps. These straps have a natural and soft finish and boast a contemporary, luxurious look. Each strap comes with a unique code which can be entered in the IWC app to find out more about the source of the leather.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37mm watch green dial version with steel bracelet

Other references in the collection feature a newly developed high-grade 5-link stainless steel bracelet with polished and satin-finished surfaces. This sophisticated bracelet with a modern design is highly comfortable to wear. All models feature a quick-change system, making it possible to change the strap or bracelet using a small tool supplied with every timepiece.

IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37

For the Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37, IWC has integrated a moon phase module into a movement from the IWC-manufactured 32000 caliber family for the first time. Thanks to a special reduction wheel train, the display works so precisely that it only deviates from the actual orbit of Earth’s satellite by one day after 122 years.

The moon phase disc, located at 12 o’clock on the dial, is made of solid gold and pad-printed with a blue night sky. The display can be adjusted easily in daily intervals using the crown.

IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Ref. IW659602
IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37, Ref. IW659602

Ref. IW659602: 18-carat 5N gold case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Ref. IW659601
IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37, Ref. IW659601

Ref. IW659601: Stainless steel case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Ref. IW459601
IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37, Ref. IW459601

Ref. IW459601: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37

Thanks to its reduced case diameter of 37 millimetres, the Portofino Automatic 37 is very comfortable to wear and has become a staple in IWC’s women’s watches portfolio.

The new models feature the IWC-manufactured 32111 caliber, new colours, straps made of fully traceable Swiss calf leather, or the newly developed 5-link metal bracelet.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW658603
IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW658603

Ref. IW658603: 18-carat 5N gold case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, black calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458606
IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458606

Ref. IW458606: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, beige calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW658601
IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW658601

Ref. IW658601: Stainless steel case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458602
IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458602

Ref. IW458602: Stainless steel case, green dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, stainless steel bracelet with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458603
IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458603

Ref. IW458603: Stainless steel case, slate-coloured dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458601
IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458601

Ref. IW458601: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, beige calfskin strap with quick-change system.

The new Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 and Portofino Automatic 37 models are available as of autumn 2022 through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners or online at IWC.com. They are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37
Ref. IW659602 / IW659601 / IW459601

Movement
Calibre 32800
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 120 h (5 days)
Central hacking seconds
Moon phase display

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW659602: 18-carat 5N gold case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap
Ref. IW659601: Stainless steel case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Ref. IW459601: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 5 bar
Diameter: 37.1 mm
Height: 11.3 mm

Strap
Calfskin strap
Quick-change system for easy change of the strap

Model: IWC Portofino Automatic 37
Ref. IW658603 / IW458606 / IW658601 / IW458602 / IW458603 / IW458601

Movement
Calibre 32111
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 120 h (5 days)
Central hacking seconds

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW658603: 18-carat 5N gold case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, black calfskin strap
Ref. IW458606: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, beige calfskin strap
Ref. IW658601: Stainless steel case with 60 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Ref. IW458602: Stainless steel case, green dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, stainless steel bracelet
Ref. IW458603: Stainless steel case, slate-coloured dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap
Ref. IW458601: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, beige calfskin strap
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 5 bar
Diameter: 37 mm
Height: 9.4 mm

Strap
Calfskin strap
Quick-change system for easy change of the strap

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic 34 Ladies New Models

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has reworked and extended the Portofino Automatic 34 ladies’ collection by introducing new models.

Joining this range of elegant ladies’ watches is the Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34, the first 34-millimetre Portofino to feature a charming day & night complication. The classic Portofino Automatic 34 has been improved in numerous details and is available in six new versions. The entire collection is fitted either with calfskin straps or a newly developed high-grade 5-link stainless steel bracelet.

IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34, Ref. IW459801

With its reduced case diameter of 34 millimetres, the Portofino Automatic 34 is the perfect choice for more slender wrists and offers excellent wearing comfort. Following the initial launch of this model in 2019, IWC is now extending the collection and upgrading this successful ladies’ watch in numerous details.

For the models featuring diamond-set bezels, the shape of the case has been optimised to accommodate larger stones of 1.7 millimetres. The dial and the case of these references are decorated with 66 diamonds totalling almost 1 carat.

In addition, because of an improved setting, the diamonds reflect the light better and have a more visible presence and added brilliance. IWC has also applied a new type of sunray finish to the silver-plated dials. This surface treatment makes the dials appear softer and even more refined.

IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34, Ref. IW459801

The Portofino Automatic 34 collection is now fitted with new straps and bracelets. Some models feature calfskin straps with a butterfly folding clasp. These straps have a natural and soft finish and boast a contemporary, luxurious look.

Other references are fitted with a newly developed high-grade 5-link stainless steel bracelet with polished and satin-finished surfaces. This sophisticated bracelet with a modern design is highly comfortable to wear.

All models feature a quick-change system, making it possible to change the strap or bracelet using a small tool supplied with every timepiece.

IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34

The Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34 is t he first 34-millimetre Portofino with a poetic day & night complication, which provides a particularly charming visualisation of t he passing of time.

A disc a t 6 o’clock rotates around its axis once every 24 hours and indicates whether it is currently day or night. At noon or midnight, the sun or the moon appears in the upper area of the display. The colour of the celestial bodies matches the hands and appliques.

IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34 Ref. IW659802
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34, Ref. IW659802: 18-carat 5N gold case with 54 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap with quick-change system
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34 Ref. IW659801
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34, Ref. IW659801: Stainless steel case with 54 diamonds, blue dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap with quick-change system
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34 Ref. IW459801 -1
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34, Ref. IW459801: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap with quick-change system

IWC Portofino Automatic 34

The Portofino Automatic 34 was first introduced to the collection in 2019 and continues the tradition of Portofino ladies’ watches from the 1980s. With this model, IWC offers a casual yet elegant timepiece in an easily wearable size for women. The enhanced versions feature new colour combinations, calfskin straps with a butterfly folding clasp, and the new 5-link stainless steel bracelet.

IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357415
IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357415

Ref. IW357415: 18-carat 5N gold case, green dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, green calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357414
IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357414

Ref. IW357414: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW657601
IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW657601

Ref. IW657601: Stainless steel case with 54 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, stainless steel bracelet with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357413
IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357413

Ref. IW357413: Stainless steel case, blue dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, stainless steel bracelet with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357412
IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357412

Ref. IW357412: Stainless steel case, green dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, green calfskin strap with quick-change system.

IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357411
IWC Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357411

Ref. IW357411: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap with quick-change system.

The new Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34 and Portofino Automatic 34 models are available as of autumn 2022 through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com.

They are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34
Ref. IW659802 / IW659801 / IW459801

Movement
Calibre 35180
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 24
Power reserve: 50 h
Central hacking seconds
Day & Night Display

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW659802: 18-carat 5N gold case with 54 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap
Ref. IW659801: Stainless steel case with 54 diamonds, blue dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Ref. IW459801: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 5 bar
Diameter: 34 mm
Height: 8.9 mm

Strap
Calfskin strap
Quick-change system for easy change of the strap

Model: IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Ref. IW357415 / IW357414 / IW657601 / IW357413 / IW357412 / IW357411

Movement
Calibre 35100
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 25
Power reserve: 42 h
Central hacking seconds

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW357415: 18-carat 5N gold case, green dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, green calfskin strap
Ref. IW357414: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, taupe calfskin strap
Ref. IW657601: Stainless steel case with 54 diamonds, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, stainless steel bracelet
Ref. IW357413: Stainless steel case, blue dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, stainless steel bracelet
Ref. IW357412: Stainless steel case, green dial with 12 diamonds, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, green calfskin strap
Ref. IW357411: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial with 12 diamonds, gold-plated hands and appliques, blue calfskin strap
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 5 bar
Diameter: 34 mm
Height: 8.9 mm (Ref. IW6576) / 8.7 mm (Ref. IW3574)

Strap
Calfskin strap
Quick-change system for easy change of the strap

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic and Chronograph Models with Contrasting White and Blue Dials

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has announced the launch of new dial versions of the Portugieser Automatic and the Portugieser Chronograph.

Both watches feature stainless steel cases, contrasting white and blue dials with the characteristic railway-track style chapter ring, blue Arabic numerals, and blued feuille hands.

The Portugieser Automatic is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre with a power reserve of 7 days and fitted with a blue alligator leather strap. The Portugieser Chronograph features the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre chronograph movement and a blue rubber strap. The white dials boast a polished lacquer finish, while the deep blue sub dials feature an “azurage” finish.

IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

The Portugieser Automatic (Ref. IW500715) features a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42.3 millimetres, a white and blue dial, and blued feuille hands. The balanced dial layout places the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the power reserve display at 3 o’clock.

IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

This timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre. Its automatic Pellaton winding system has been reinforced with components made of ceramic. It offers a power reserve of 7 days in two barrels. The movement can be admired through the sapphire glass case back.

IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

The IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500715 is fitted with a blue alligator leather strap with a folding clasp.

The Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. IW371620) features a 41-millimetre case made of stainless steel, a white and blue dial, and blued feuille hands. The chronograph minutes counter is located at 12 o’clock, the small seconds at 6 o’clock.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

It houses the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre with automatic winding and a power reserve of 46 hours. The chronograph movement in a classic column-wheel design is visible through the sapphire glass case back.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

The IWC Portugieser Chronograph IW371620 comes with with a durable and flexible blue rubber strap.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

The Portugieser Automatic and Portugieser Chronograph are available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com. Both models are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Portugieser Automatic, Ref. IW500715

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 52010
Automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 31
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Pellaton automatic winding system

Functions
Power reserve display
Date display
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Height: 14.2 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Dial
White and blue dial
Blued hands

Strap
Blue alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Model: IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371620

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69355
Automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: 46 h

Functions
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 13.1 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Dial
White and blue dial
Blued hands

Strap
Blue rubber strap with pin buckle

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Toto Wolff X Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team”, Ref. IW503607

Ahead of the British Grand Prix™ at Silverstone, Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has announced the auction of the last Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Toto Wolff x Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team.”

Limited to only 100 pieces, this exclusive Big Pilot’s Watch recognizes the extraordinary career and achievements thus far of Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes- AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, while also highlighting his longstanding collaboration and relationship with IWC.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Toto Wolff X Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team, Ref. IW503607

Over the years, Toto Wolff has been seen wearing several IWC watches and prototypes during memorable moments, on and off the racetrack. The watch numbered 50 out of 100 – the last available – will be auctioned by international auction house Bonhams, with the proceeds going to Ignite, a joint charitable initiative operated by the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1™ Team and Sir Lewis Hamilton to support greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport.

In 2013, the Austrian entrepreneur and former racing driver Toto Wolff became a shareholder and executive director of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1™ Team. During his time as the Team Principal & CEO, the team has won eight consecutive constructors’ titles between 2014 and 2021.

With the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Toto Wolff x Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team”, Wolff was finally honoured with an IWC watch that carries his name.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Toto Wolff X Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team, Ref. IW503607

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Toto Wolff x Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” (Ref. IW503607) features a Ceratanium® case and crown, a glass dial, and black hands.

Ceratanium® is a ground-breaking new material developed by IWC. It is as light and robust as titanium and almost as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.

The printing and luminescence are in the team’s signature PETRONAS green colour. Limited to only 100 pieces, this watch is fitted with a black rubber strap with textile inlay.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Toto Wolff X Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team, Ref. IW503607

IWC’s legendary perpetual calendar was developed by former head-watchmaker Kurt Klaus during the 1980s. The mechanical program automatically recognises the different lengths of the months and the leap years, requiring no manual adjustment until 2100.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Toto Wolff X Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team, Ref. IW503607

The moon phase display shows the moon as seen from the northern and southern hemispheres and will only deviate by one day after 577.5 years. The calendar module is driven via a single nightly switching impulse by the IWC-manufactured 52615 calibre.

This automatic movement features IWC’s iconic Pellaton winding system, which has been reinforced with ceramic components and accumulates a power reserve of 7 days in two barrels. The movement can be admired through the tinted sapphire glass back.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Toto Wolff X Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team, Ref. IW503607

The watch carrying the number 50 will be auctioned online by the international auction house Bonhams.

The proceeds will go to Ignite. This charitable initiative launched in 2021 by The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1™ Team and Sir Lewis Hamilton will focus its work on supporting greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport.

The watch comes with a 10-minute video call with Toto Wolff and a tour of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1™ Team HQ and Operations Centre, offering exclusive, behind-the-scenes insight into what goes into designing, manufacturing and running the world’s most advanced racing cars.

Interested buyers can register and place their bids here: www.bonhams.com/auction/28074.

In addition, IWC Schaffhausen and the Mercedes- AMG PETRONAS F1™ Team are also announcing the establishment of a yearly donation of 50,000 Euros, which will be funded by IWC. Like the auction proceeds, the funds will also go to Ignite.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Toto Wolff X Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team”, Ref. IW503607

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 52615
Mechanical automatic movement
Pellaton automatic winding system
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 54
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)

Functions
Power reserve display
Perpetual Calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase for the northern and southern hemisphere
Small hacking seconds

Case
Ceratanium® case
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 15.4 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Screw-in crown
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Glass dial, black hands

Strap
Black rubber strap with textile inlay, Ceratanium® pin buckle

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 with Green Dial (Ref. IW329306)

IWC Schaffhausen presents a new version of the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 in a stainless steel case with a “racing green” dial and matching rubber straps.

The new Big Pilot’s Watch 43 (Ref. IW329306) impresses with a green dial and a matching rubber strap. The unique shade of green is inspired by the “racing green” hue used to paint British racing cars since 1903. Rhodium-plated hands with luminescence make the dial easier to read at night.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 with Green Dial (Ref. IW329306)

The timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre movement, featuring Pellaton winding with ceramic components and a power reserve of 60 hours.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 with Green Dial (Ref. IW329306)

In addition, IWC is introducing a carefully curated selection of coloured rubber straps. These exceptionally durable straps which can be worn in any situation will be available in ten colours: black, blue, red, brown, yellow, green, grey, orange, light blue and olive green.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 with Green Dial (Ref. IW329306)

The new coloured rubber straps also feature IWC’s EasX-CHANGE® system, meaning that they can be fitted on most IWC Pilot’s Watches with this system.

The new Big Pilot’s Watch 43 will be available from June 2022 exclusively online at IWC.com and in IWC boutiques. The timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and benefits from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty. The new rubber straps will be available from summer 2022 on IWC.com and in IWC boutiques.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43, Ref. IW329306

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 82100
Mechanical automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 22
Power reserve: 60 h
Pellaton automatic winding system
Central hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 13.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Screw-in crown
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 10 bar

Dial
Green dial, rhodium-plated hands

Strap
Green rubber strap with folding clasp

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE OWNERS”

In collaboration with its partner Mercedes-AMG, IWC Schaffhausen has created the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE OWNERS”.

Available exclusively for future owners of the performance hybrid Mercedes-AMG ONE, this horological masterpiece features the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer’s patented constant-force mechanism, which transmits completely even impulses of force to the escapement.

The case is made of titanium aluminide (TiAl), an advanced high-tech material that is extremely challenging to machine. Thanks to its high temperature resistance, this intermetallic compound is also used for components of high-performance engines in motorsport. The striking design features details and colour codes are directly inspired by the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition AMG ONE OWNERS Ref. IW590502

The German performance and sports car manufacturer is planning to kick start the production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE. This two-seater hypercar will transfer the latest and most efficient Formula 1™ hybrid technology almost one to one from the racetrack to the street for the first time.

The performance hybrid will produce over 1,000 horsepower at a maximum speed of over 350 km/h. To accompany its launch, IWC has engineered a timepiece that combines the Swiss brand’s technically most advanced movements and complications with high-performance materials such as titanium aluminide (TiAl) and Ceratanium.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE OWNERS” (Ref. 590502) features IWC’s patented constant-force mechanism. This complication disengages the escapement from the direct flow of power through the wheel train and transmits completely even impulses of energy to the escape wheel.

As a result, even as the torque in the mainspring diminishes, the balance wheel oscillates with virtually the same amplitude. In combination with the tourbillon, which compensates for the negative influences of gravity, this ensures a highly exact rate.

The IWC-manufactured 94800 calibre is manually wound and stores a power reserve of 96 hours in its twin barrels. The fully blackened movement is visible through the sapphire glass back. The case back is made of Ceratanium®. Based on a special titanium alloy, this IWC-developed material is as light and rigid as titanium and, at the same time, almost equally as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition AMG ONE OWNERS Ref. IW590502

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE OWNERS” reflects the unique competence acquired by the Schaffhausen based manufacture in machining titanium since the 1980s. The case is made of titanium aluminide (TiAl).

TiAl is lighter and harder than conventional titanium, highly resistant to corrosion, and biocompatible. This high-tech material belongs to the group of intermetallic compounds. Due to the specific mixing ratio of titanium and aluminium, atoms and electrons arrange themselves in a particular way. This causes the material to have certain nonmetallic properties in addition to the classic properties of a metal.

In the case of TiAl, it is its high temperature resistance that stands out. For this reason, the material is used for the turbine blades of modern jet engines, where lightness and temperature resistance are essential requirements. Its specific properties also make it the ideal choice for components of high-performance engines in motorsport.

Because titanium aluminide has a difficult machining behaviour, manufacturing a TiAl watch case is a real engineering feat. In addition, the requirements for the purity of the raw materials are very high, and the production of the titanium aluminide alloy is costly and complex.

Today, IWC is one of the few watch manufacturers capable of producing a titanium aluminide case. The case of the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE OWNERS” is elaborately finished with polished and sandblasted surfaces.

In addition to the constant-force tourbillon at 9 o’clock, the black dial also features a double moon phase display for the northern and southern hemispheres and a power reserve display at 4 o’clock, reminiscent of a tachometer.

The louvred, ring-shaped structure of the outer dial ring takes inspiration from the air inlets that dominate the front of the Mercedes-AMG ONE.

The design also features details in Petronas green – the signature colour of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ team, whose plug-in hybrid technology the new car brings to the street. A thin ring in Petronas green, for example, marks the transition between the polished and sandblasted parts of the case. Details in Petronas green can also be found on the dial and on some of the movement components.

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE OWNERS” is fitted with a two-tone rubber strap. Manufactured using the so-called multi-component injection moulding process, it is black on the outside and green on the inside. Numerous Mercedes stars in Petronas green are visible on the outer side of the strap.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE OWNERS” will be available exclusively to the future owners of the Mercedes-AMG ONE.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG ONE Owners” Ref. IW590502

Case
Titanium aluminide (TiAl) case
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 13.5 mm
Screw-in crown in titanium
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire glass back with Ceratanium® case back ring
Water-resistant 6 bar

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 94800
Hand-wound mechanical movement
Frequency: 18,000 vph / 2.5 Hz
Jewels: 41
Power reserve: 4 days (96h)

Functions
Power reserve display
Tourbillon with integrated constant-force mechanism
Perpetual moon phase display for both northern and southern hemispheres

Dial
Black dial with rhodium plated hands

Strap
Integrated black and green rubber strap

Edition
Available exclusively to Mercedes-AMG ONE owners

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

On the occasion of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix™, IWC Schaffhausen and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team have unveiled the first official team watch.

Crafted from lightweight and durable grade 5 titanium, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” features a black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature Petronas green colour.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

Powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement, the chronograph comes with two straps in calfskin and rubber that can be exchanged quickly and easily thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system.

The team watch is available for purchase exclusively online on iwc.com. IWC Schaffhausen has been the official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team since 2013.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

For the first time in their longstanding partnership, IWC has developed an official watch for the team. This watch will be worn by the team, including designers, aerodynamicists, race engineers, strategists and mechanics.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” (Ref. IW388108) is crafted from grade 5 titanium.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

After machining and sandblasting, the surface retains an attractive greyish shimmer. A black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature shade of green complement the distinctive design.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

The IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, a chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design consisting of 231 individual parts, is visible through a sapphire glass back. The bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.

The chronograph is delivered with two different straps: one black embossed calfskin strap, and one green rubber strap. Thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system, the straps can be exchanged quickly and easily at the touch of a button without additional tools.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” is available exclusively online on IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” Ref. IW388108

Functions
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Date and day display
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69385
Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Titanium case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 14.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistance: 10 bar

Dial
Black dial, black hands

Strap
Black embossed calfskin strap
Green rubber strap

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”

On the occasion of the 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards in Seville, Spain, IWC Schaffhausen unveils the Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” to highlight its support for the work Laureus Sport for Good undertakes around the world.

The special edition is limited to 1000 pieces and features a dial in the typical Laureus blue. The engraving on the case back displays the winning entry from the drawing competition that IWC organises every year within all Laureus programmes.

The Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” is the 16th special edition that IWC has launched in collaboration with the Laureus Sport for Good foundation. Laureus Sport for Good operates in more than 50 countries and supports over 250 programmes around the world. The programmes employ sport to transform the lives of children and young people. They aim to promote social change, and put an end to violence and discrimination.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”

Limited to 1000 pieces, this timepiece features a stainless steel case in an easily wearable diameter of 39 millimetres. The dial in the typical Laureus blue contrasts with the rhodium-plated hands and appliques. The chronograph is fitted on a black calfskin strap.

An engraving of the winning entry from the drawing competition that IWC organises each year within all Laureus programmes appears on the case back. The drawing depicts hands united together as equals, and was created by 15-year-old Jatin Malhan.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”

Jatin is goalkeeper for the Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan in the Jalandhar district of Punjab, India.

The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier global sports awards honouring the greatest sportsmen, sportswomen and teams across all sports each year. The Nominees are selected by a panel of over 1300 representatives from the world of global sports media.

Award winners are voted for by the ultimate sporting jury, Laureus World Sports Academy, a collective of 71 of the greatest living sporting legends who volunteer their time to support the organisation.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”, Ref. IW391408

Movement
Calibre 79350
Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 31
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: Automatic

Functions
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39 mm
Height: 12.8 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Blue dial
Rhodium-plated hands and appliqués

Strap
Black calfskin strap

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN “Lake Tahoe” and “Woodland” Editions

IWC Schaffhausen unveils two new TOP GUN chronographs in colored ceramic in the Pilot’s Watches family.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe” features a white ceramic case and a black dial. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” combines a dark green ceramic case and dial with pushers, crown and a case back in matte black Ceratanium®.

Both timepieces are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre movement. The annual production of the new models will be limited to 1000 pieces each.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

A double chronograph with a black zirconium oxide ceramic case and titanium case back marked the birth of the TOP GUN line in IWC’s Pilot’s Watches family in 2007. Since then, advanced materials have been the hallmark of TOP GUN, lending these timepieces their distinctive technical look.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

In 2019, IWC introduced the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert”, the first TOP GUN model in sand-colored ceramic. Today, IWC completes the collection with two new chronographs in white and green ceramic.

Located between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a mountainous area frequently flown over by the pilots of the U.S Navy TOPGUN School. The winter landscape around this freshwater lake and white uniforms have influenced the design of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe” (Ref. IW389105).

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The chronograph features a 44.5-millimetre white ceramic case, a pitch-black dial, and black hands coated with luminescent material. IWC and Pantone have specified the ceramic color as “IWC Lake Tahoe”.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The pushers and crown are made of stainless steel, the case back of titanium. The matching white rubber strap with a distinctive embossing accentuates the eye-catching design.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The flight suits of naval aviators have inspired the distinctive shade of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” (Ref. IW389106).

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

The newly developed “IWC Woodland” green is used for the ceramic case and the dial, while the numerals and hour markers are printed in a lighter hue. The pushers and the case back are made of matte black Ceratanium®.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

Developed by IWC, this material combines the lightness and structural integrity of titanium with a hardness and scratch-resistance similar to ceramic. A matching green rubber strap with textile inlay completes the design.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

Both timepieces are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre, a robust and reliable chronograph with a column-wheel design. In addition, they feature soft-iron inner cases to protect their movements from the effects of magnetic fields. The front glasses are specially secured to withstand sudden drops in air pressure. Both watches are water-resistant to 6 bar and feature the iconic TOP GUN logo as an engraving on the case back.

The use of colored ceramics for the new TOP GUN chronographs added an extra layer of complexity to the design and manufacturing process. With “IWC Lake Tahoe” and “IWC Woodland”, IWC engineered two completely new ceramic colors. A major challenge was to adapt the newly developed ceramic white and green shades to numerous other components made of different materials – each with unique properties and a specific manufacturing process – such as the dial, the hands, the rubber straps and textile inlays, and even luminescent paint.

In the 1980s, IWC carried out pioneering work in the field of ceramic. The company first used this hard and scratch-resistant material in 1986 for the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 3755). Ceramic made its debut in the Pilot’s Watches collection with the 1994 Pilot’s Chronograph Ceramic (Ref. 3705). As early as the 1980s, IWC also experimented with different colors and produced small series or prototypes in white, blue, green, or even pink ceramic.

The production of colored ceramic cases is a particularly demanding exercise. Each case is the result of a unique formula and manufacturing process.

Zirconium oxide is combined with other metallic oxides to give the ceramic its color. Each shade requires different raw materials and a distinct mixing ratio. In addition, the manufacturing process and its specific conditions – such as the temperature and the duration of the sintering process – must be adapted to the colored ceramic and its components. What’s more, colored ceramic also places significantly higher demands on the purity of the raw materials.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe” and the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” are available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com. They are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefiting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Lake Tahoe”, Ref. IW389105

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe

Functions
Date and day display
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69380
Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Ceramic case, titanium case back, stainless steel crown and pushers
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 15.7 mm
Glass Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Black dial, black hands

Strap
White rubber strap with folding clasp

Edition
Limited annual production of 1000 pieces

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Woodland”, Ref. IW389106

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Woodland

Functions
Date and day display
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69380
Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Ceramic case, Ceratanium® case back, crown and pushers
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 15.7 mm
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Green dial, black hands

Strap
Green rubber strap with textile inlay and pin buckle

Edition
Limited annual production of 1000 pieces

IWC Schaffhausen Top Gun New Models in Ceratanium® and Black Ceramic

During the Watches and Wonders 2022 exhibition in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen launched two new TOP GUN models in its Pilot’s Watches collection.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® is the first 41-millimetre chronograph in this collection in full Ceratanium®. This ground-breaking new material is light and robust like titanium, and at the same time similarly hard and scratch-resistant like ceramic.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN in black zirconium oxide ceramic is the first TOP GUN Big Pilot in a 43-millimetre case size. The novelties are powered by IWC-manufactured movements from the 69000 and 82000 calibre families.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

2022 is the year of IWC TOP GUN. In addition to launching the new “Lake Tahoe” and “Woodland” editions in white and green ceramic, IWC completes the TOP GUN collection with two new models in Ceratanium® and black ceramic.

These timepieces reflect the technical and performance-oriented design that has been the hallmark of IWC TOP GUN since the brand introduced the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN back in 2007.

Ceratanium® debuted in the IWC Pilot’s Watches collection with the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium® in 2019. Now, this innovative new material returns to the TOP GUN collection with the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® (Ref. IW388106), the first 41-millimetre Chronograph in this collection with a case, pushers and a crown made of Ceratanium®.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

In addition to offering outstanding material properties like reduced weight and high scratch resistance, the most striking feature of Ceratanium® is its matte-black color, which IWC and Pantone have specified as “IWC Ceratanium®”.

The dark and slightly metallic shade results from a unique manufacturing process: it develops on the surface of the material when the case components are fired at high temperatures in a kiln.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

Subdued white print and luminescence on the black dial and black hands underscore the all-black, stealthy design. The IWC manufactured 69385 calibre chronograph movement is visible through the tinted sapphire glass case back. The timepiece is fitted on a black rubber strap with textile inlay.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

The Big Pilot’s Watch in black ceramic has been a staple in IWC’s TOP GUN line since 2012. Today, it becomes available in an ergonomic 43-millimetre case size for the first time.

The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN (Ref. IW329801) features a case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic, a titanium case back, as well as black dial and hands. The engineering ceramic used for the case offers maximum protection against scratches. IWC and Pantone have specified the black ceramic color as “IWC Jet Black”.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

The timepiece is powered by the IWC manufactured 82100 calibre movement. The Pellaton winding system has been fitted with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic, and builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. The integrated EasX-CHANGE® allows changing the green textile strap effortlessly.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

A soft-iron inner case protects the movement from the effects of magnetic fields, while the front glass is secured to remain in its place even if there is a sudden drop of air pressure.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® and the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN will be available through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners or online at IWC.com.

The timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefiting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium®, Ref. IW388106

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69385
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Functions
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Date and day display
Small hacking seconds

Case
Ceratanium® case, pushers and crown
Diameter: 41.1 mm
Height: 14.5 mm
Screw-in crown
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 10 bar

Dial
Black dial, black hands

Strap
Black rubber strap with textile inlay and a Ceratanium® pin buckle

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, Ref. IW329801

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 82100
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 22
Power reserve: 60 h
Winding: Automatic
Pellaton automatic winding system
Central hacking seconds

Case
Ceramic case, titanium crown, titanium case back
Diameter: 43.8 mm
Height: 13.9 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Screw-in crown
Soft-iron inner case for magnetic field protection
Water-resistant: 10 bar

Dial
Black dial
Black hands

Strap
Green textile strap with folding clasp

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire New Models in Titanium and Bronze

IWC’s new Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire is inspired by the functional design of historic “mil-spec” watches. One model has a titanium case and a black dial; the other features a bronze case and a military green dial. Both have a titanium case back, engraved with the iconic Spitfire airplane, and a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields.

Over the years, IWC Schaffhausen has manufactured numerous field watches for different branches of the British military. Arguably, the most famous one is the Mark 11, a navigation watch engineered in 1948 for the British Royal Air Force.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire New Models in Titanium and Bronze

IWC has also supplied watches to the British Army and deck watches to the Royal Navy. These mil-spec service watches were characterised by high-precision movements, extreme ruggedness, functional designs with easily legible dials, and purpose-built technical features such as soft-iron inner cases to provide protection against magnetic fields.

The Spitfire Pilot’s Watches reflect this chapter in the brand’s history. Featuring a distinctive military design, they take their name from the iconic British aeroplane of the time, one of the most sophisticated developments in the history of aviation.

The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire (Ref. IW329701) features a case, case back and crown made from lightweight and robust grade 5 titanium.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in titanium

The dark grey matte colour results from an elaborate surface treatment in which the components are first polished and then sand-blasted. The design of the black dial was inspired by historical observation watches.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in titanium

Only the minutes and seconds are printed in white on the outer ring, while the hours appear smaller and in a more discreet grey print on the inner ring.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in titanium

Traditionally, this layout made it easier for pilots and navigators to read the minutes and seconds at just a glance. They needed this information to perform tasks like celestial navigation during visual flights.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in titanium

The distinctive field watch design is complemented with a brown calfskin leather strap with contrast stitching. The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire (Ref. IW329702) features a bronze case and crown as well as a titanium case back.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in Bronze

Alongside copper, the bronze used by IWC also contains aluminium and iron. This specific composition makes the alloy around 50 per cent harder than standard bronze. Additional characteristics include the material’s exceptional biocompatibility and its ability to develop a unique patina over time, which will give each timepiece a distinct character and look of its own.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in Bronze

The warm colour of the bronze harmonises with the military green dial and the gold-plated hands. Both the hands and hour markers have been coated with a luminescent material to facilitate readability at night. The timepiece is fitted with a green buffalo leather strap with a unique texture.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in Bronze

The two new Spitfire models feature IWC’s EasXCHANGE system which allows the wearer to quickly and easily change the strap at the touch of a button without any additional tools. Several alternative strap options made from calfskin and rubber are also available as accessories.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in Bronze

These timepieces are equipped with the IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre movement. This high-end automatic movement features the efficient winding system developed by IWC’s former technical director Albert Pellaton during the 1950s, which uses the slightest movements of the rotor in either direction to wind the mainspring.

Other components, like the automatic wheel or the pawls, are made of virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic. The movement has a power reserve of 60 hours.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire new model in Bronze

Both versions of the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire are available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at IWC.com. They are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefiting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire Ref. IW3297

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 82100 automatic mechanical
Pellaton automatic winding system
Central hacking seconds
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 22
Power reserve: 60 h

Case, dial and strap

  • Ref. IW329701: Titanium case and crown, black dial, black hands, brown calfskin strap
  • Ref. IW329702: Bronze case and crown, green dial, gold-plated hands, green buffalo leather strap

Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure
Screw-in crown
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Water-resistance: 10 bar
Case diameter: 43 mm
Case height: 14.4 mm

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

IWC Schaffhausen has launched the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince”, the first Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function. The mechanical stopwatch is controlled via a single push-button which is beautifully integrated into the distinctive conical crown. Limited to 500 pieces, this “Le Petit Prince” edition features the characteristic deep-blue sunburst dial and a stainless-steel case.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

In the tradition of IWC’s special editions in honour of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s world-famous novel, the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” features the signature deep-blue sunburst dial. It is complemented with a stainless-steel case and rhodium plated hands. In addition, the hands, indices, and applied numerals are embedded with luminous material to make the dial easier to read at night.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

The IWC-manufactured 59365 calibre is one of three in-house chronograph movements from IWC. Alongside the movements from the 69000 and 89000 calibre families, the 59360 calibre is the third chronograph developed and manufactured entirely in Schaffhausen.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

The IWC 59365 calibre was introduced in 2014 in the Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher (Ref. 5151). The first Portugieser with a monopusher, the Portugieser Hand- Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good, was presented in 2020.

Now, this ingenious mechanism provides a Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function for the first time: The Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. 515202).

It is also the brand’s only chronograph movement that is wound manually: 70 revolutions of the crown are enough to build up the maximum power reserve of eight days (192 hours). It offers a power-reserve indication on the back of the movement, which can be seen through the sapphire-glass case back.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

In the traditional design, the mechanical stopwatch is operated using two pushers on the side of the case. The monopusher, on the other hand, can be started, stopped, and reset to zero via a single pusher integrated into the crown.

Operating the monopusher chronograph is remarkably simple. Pressing the pusher for the first time couples the chronograph mechanism to the fourth wheel of the base movement via the oscillating pinion, and a new timing phase begins. When the pusher is pressed a second time, the chronograph is uncoupled from the base movement. A stop time of up to 60 minutes is displayed on the totaliser at 12 o’clock. Pressing the pusher for a third time returns the chronograph second and minute hands to position zero.

As with other chronographs from IWC, individual switching states are controlled by a column wheel. In the 59360 calibre, the column wheel is particularly large, and its operation can be observed through the transparent case back. The tooth system on the lower level moves the column wheel forward by one position each time the pusher is activated. On the upper level, there is a circle comprising six vertical columns.

From these columns and the recesses in between them, three levers on the sides read the instructions. Depending on whether the levers rest on a column or fall into a recess, a different action is triggered. While chronographs with two pushers allow the addition of several short times before resetting the hands to zero, the monopusher executes the same program in an endless loop: “start chronograph”, “stop chronograph”, “reset hands”.

Mounted on the back of the base movement, the monopusher module consists of 66 smartly arranged parts and is a masterpiece of precision engineering. One challenge in chronograph design is that high forces act on the individual components when the mechanism is started, stopped, and reset to zero. Therefore, the intermediate wheel features a unique shape with optimised weight and inertia. This ensures that operating the chronograph affects the amplitude of the balance as little as possible.

The intermediate wheel and other critical components of the 59360 calibre are manufactured using the so-called Liga process. Based on photolithography, electroplating and micro-moulding, it enables the manufacture of parts with highly complex geometries and a level of dimensional accuracy that cannot be achieved using conventional machining techniques.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

Fitted with a brown calfskin strap with a folding clasp, the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” is available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online on IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care programme and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince”
Reference: IW515202

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 59365 mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 36
Power reserve: 192 h (8 days)
Winding: Hand-wound

Functions
Monopusher chronograph with minutes and seconds stop function
Power reserve display
Date display
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 14.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Deep blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués

Strap
Brown calfskin strap with folding clasp

Edition
Limited to 500 pieces

IWC Schaffhausen announces a new partnership with Boom Supersonic

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has entered into a new partnership with Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner. The collaboration is founded on both companies’ special relationship with time, their commitment to engineering excellence, and their dedication to incorporating sustainability across the entire supply chain. Within the scope of the partnership, IWC and Boom plan to share best practices to advance sustainable practices in their respective industries.

Founded in 2014 in Denver, Boom Supersonic aims to redefine commercial air travel by bringing sustainable, supersonic flights to the sky. The company’s supersonic airliner, Overture, will be net-zero carbon and capable of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at twice the speed of today’s fastest passenger jets. Boom is aiming to roll out Overture in 2025, fly in 2026 and carry passengers by 2029.

boom supersonic plane

IWC Schaffhausen was founded in 1868 by the American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones. Combining traditional Swiss craftsmanship with modern industrial technology from his homeland, he established the first centralized watch production in Switzerland. Today, IWC specializes in ingenious and easy-to-use complications like chronographs and calendars. The company has also acquired unique expertise in the field of advanced materials.

“Since engineering our first pilot’s watch in the 1930s, a passion for aviation has run like a common thread through the history of our brand. We have always worked with pioneers and supported them on their mission to conquer the skies. Driven by our shared commitment to engineering excellence and sustainability, we are proud to be joining forces with Boom Supersonic,” explains Franziska Gsell, CMO of IWC Schaffhausen.

“Boom is thrilled to be partnering with IWC on sustainability priorities. As a pioneer in sustainable design and manufacturing, IWC has a great deal of insight to offer others across industries. With our shared passion for the value of time, we look forward to our ongoing collaboration with IWC in helping to build the future of sustainable business,” says Kathy Savitt, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Boom Supersonic.

Whether it is about manufacturing the world’s fastest and most sustainable airliner or a complex mechanism like the movement of a mechanical watch: both Boom and IWC need to be at the pinnacle of engineering and constantly push the boundaries of physics. Boom, for example, uses sophisticated computer simulations and wind-tunnel testing to ensure the design of Overture is maximized for performance and fuel efficiency. What’s more, the manufacturing of thermal-stable carbon composite airframe components is a task that requires expert knowledge in material science.

IWC pioneered the use of titanium and ceramic in the watch industry during the 1980s and has since acquired a unique expertise in the field. Today, the company’s new engineering division, IWC Experimental, plays a crucial role in driving cutting-edge innovations in areas like g-force protection or the development of highly advanced technical materials such as Ceratanium®.

Finally, both companies have made it a priority to integrate sustainability across the entire value chain.

Boom Supersonic is expected to be the first commercial aircraft manufacturer to be net-zero carbon. For example, Overture will have a fuel-efficient design and be capable of using 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

Boom also wants to ensure Overture can be recycled at the end of its useful life. Mechanical watches from IWC are engineered to last for generations and are intrinsically sustainable as such. However, they must be responsibly made. IWC leads the luxury watch industry with its comprehensive and transparent approach to sustainability, committing to biennial reporting and defining measurable targets.

From the responsible sourcing of materials or reducing the volume and weight of primary packaging to developing new and sustainable materials such as paper-based watch straps, IWC continuously improves every element of how it designs, manufactures, distributes, and services its products.

The partnership between Boom Supersonic and IWC Schaffhausen will see various joint projects in the future. For example, Boom and IWC will work together with a special focus on sustainability priorities. Both Boom and IWC are committed to sustainable manufacturing practices throughout the supply chains of their respective industries.

IWC Schaffhausen: Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604) & Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen welcomes two new Ceratanium® models to its TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch range. Developed by IWC’s material engineers, Ceratanium® combines the lightness and structural integrity of titanium with a hardness and scratch-resistance similar to ceramic. In addition, this innovative material is also skin-friendly and highly resistant to corrosion.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first watch from IWC with a Ceratanium® bracelet, which is lighter than steel and very comfortable to wear. The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first TOP GUN model with a Timezoner® complication, allowing the wearer to change between different time zones effortlessly. Both novelties are powered by IWC-manufactured movements from the 52000 and 82000 calibre families.

Advanced performance materials such as ceramics, titanium and Ceratanium® are a signature feature of IWC’s TOP GUN pilot’s watches. They take their name from the legendary Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, a rigorous course used by the US Navy to train its elite pilots in flying and tactical skills.

IWC’s TOP GUN watches are engineered to deliver ultimate performance and can withstand even the extreme strain pilots experience in the cockpit of a supersonic jet.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604) features a case, crown and, for the first time, a bracelet made of Ceratanium®. As this material is based on a titanium alloy, the bracelet is around 30 percent lighter than a steel bracelet and extremely comfortable to wear.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

The black dial with gray numerals enhances the jet-black design. This TOP GUN model is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52615 calibre, visible through the tinted sapphire glass case back. The Pellaton winding system is fitted with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic and builds up a power reserve of seven days in two barrels.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

A single nightly switching impulse from the base movement drives the perpetual calendar. Its mechanical program automatically recognizes different month lengths and leap years and will require no correction until 2100.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

Another IWC speciality is the specific moon phase display, which depicts the moon as it is seen from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It is so precise that it will only deviate by one day after 577.5 years. The annual production of this extraordinary timepiece will be limited to 150 pieces.

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505) is the first TOP GUN model with a Timezoner® complication.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

The watch can be set to a different time zone by simply pressing down and rotating the bezel. The hour hand, the 24-hour display and the date will move forwards or backwards in one-hour steps.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

This also works across the dateline and without losing a single second. The case is made of Ceratanium®, while the city ring is manufactured from ceramic. It contains the names of 24 cities, each one representing one of the international time zones. The numerals are printed in gray on the dial, while the numbers 12, 3, 6 and 9 are coated with a luminescent material.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

The jet-black tactical design is complemented with a tinted sapphire glass case back and a black rubber strap with textile inlay.

The IWC-manufactured 82760 calibre uses a Pellaton winding system reinforced with ceramic components to build up a power reserve of 60 hours in the mainspring. The annual production of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium will be limited to 500 pieces.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium and the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium are available now through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners or online at IWC.com.

In addition, both timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and thus benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Ceratanium, Ref. IW503604

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

Functions
Power reserve display
Perpetual Calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured caliber 52615
Mechanical automatic movement
Pellaton automatic winding system
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 54
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)

Case
Ceratanium® case
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 15.4 mm
Glass: Sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 6 bar

Dial
Black dial
Black hands

Bracelet
Ceratanium® bracelet with folding clasp

Model: IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner® Top Gun Ceratanium, Ref. IW395505

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

Functions
Date display
Central hacking seconds
Timezoner® function for setting another time zone using the rotating bezel
24-hour display for Worldtimer function

Movement
IWC-manufactured caliber 82760
Mechanical automatic movement
Pellaton automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 22
Power: reserve 60 h

Case
Ceratanium® case
Ceramic rotating bezel
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 15.1 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Black dial
Black hands

Strap
Black rubber strap with textile inlay and pin buckle

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904

On the occasion of the 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting on 16th October 2021, Swiss luxury watch maker IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with the American die-cast toy car brand Hot Wheels™ unveiled the “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” collector’s set.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904

Limited to 50 pieces, the IWC x Hot Wheels™ “Racing Works” collector’s set contains the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” and the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Racing Works Edition”, presented in a metal toolbox. The first set will be auctioned online by international auction house Bonhams with the proceeds going to the Two Bit Circus Foundation.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC X HOT WHEELS™ Racing Works”, Ref. IW377904

Hot Wheels™ is leading brand in the automotive and toy industries (the world’s bestselling toy with 20,000 designs and over 8 billion cars sold). Introduced in 1968, Hot Wheels belongs to Mattel, a top global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world.