cal. 852 (1953) A very rare "Engineer" made in Rose Gold.
Since the Ingenieur was created for those doing highly magnetic
lab work, most of them were made in the more utilitarian stainless
steel. This may have been a special order. With magnetism omnipresent
in our daily lives, IWC designed this watch with a soft iron inner
case to protect the movement's functions against magnetic fields.
Military Dial, cal. 8541B (1968) Depending on who you ask, this
is either 1 of 10 ever made, or maybe 1 of 25. IWC still showcases
this watch in their catalog, to demonstrate their history in
horology's greatest contemporary problems. SOLD
XI, cal. 89 (1952) The watch of RAF pilots since 1948. This one
is 49 years old and still running dead-on. A handwound, anti-magnetic
beauty in like new condition.
Jubilee, cal 9828 (1993) A celebration by IWC of 125 years of watch
making. Simply a classical beauty with a nice contrast of RG hands
and numerals and a stainless steel case with a display back to showcase
a pocketwatch movement. The story goes that in the 1930s two Portuguese
business men asked IWC to produce a wristwatch in a stainless steel
case with the same qualities as a marine chronometer. Up to this
point in time, the only way to fulfill their request would have
been with a pocketwatch. So the first "Portugueser" had
an IWC cal 74 pocketwatch movement in it. Of course only a "large"
case could accommodate a pocketwatch movement. This ran contrary
to the art deco fashion trend of the time which was relatively "small"
timepieces. To honor this original watch Portuguesers are always
produced in 42 mm cases.
2000 Anniversary, cal. 5000 (2000) Introduced to showcase IWC's
technical prowess, creating an automatic mechanical watch which
can run for 8 days without winding. SOLD