My Collection
IWC Ingenieur, 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.
IWC Ingenieur, 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 solving horology's greatest contemporary problems. SOLD
IWC Mark 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.
IWC Portuguese 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.
IWC Portuguese 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
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