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IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S LAST FLIGHT

11 August, 2014

70 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on a reconnaissance flight over France and never returned. Now, IWC Schaffhausen commemorates the last flight of the celebrated pilot and author with three special limited editions, thereby strengthening its long-standing partnership with Saint-Exupéry’s descendants.

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All wound up

11 August, 2014

Before a mechanical watch movement can start moving, it needs an energy source to drive it. That energy source is the mainspring. And while there are some who enjoy engaging with the machine, lovingly winding it by hand, others take pleasure in the automatic mechanism, which will keep the watch running indefinitely, simply from the movements of the wearer’s arm.

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Time That Runs Like Clockwork

3 July, 2014

Depending on the stresses and strains to which they are exposed, around 50 points in the movement are treated with oils and greases developed especially for use in wristwatches.

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  1. IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S LAST FLIGHT

    70 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on a reconnaissance flight over France and never returned. Now, IWC Schaffhausen commemorates the last flight of the celebrated pilot and author with three special limited editions, thereby strengthening its long-standing partnership with Saint-Exupéry’s descendants.

    11 August, 2014

  2. Haute_Horlogerie_quer

    All wound up

    Before a mechanical watch movement can start moving, it needs an energy source to drive it. That energy source is the mainspring. And while there are some who enjoy engaging with the machine, lovingly winding it by hand, others take pleasure in the automatic mechanism, which will keep the watch running indefinitely, simply from the movements of the wearer's arm.

    11 August, 2014

  3. IWC Oils

    Time That Runs Like Clockwork

    Depending on the stresses and strains to which they are exposed, around 50 points in the movement are treated with oils and greases developed especially for use in wristwatches.

    3 July, 2014

  4. GIVING A FUTURE TO THE GALAPAGOS

    “September 17, 1835. As I was walking along I met two large tortoises, each of which must have weighed at least 200 pounds. One was eating a piece of cactus, and as I approached, it stared at me and slowly stalked away; the other gave a deep hiss, and drew in its head."

    2 June, 2014

  5. Kurt Klaus

    The Art of Creating Stories and Dreams

    Every watch tells a story – about its origin and age, personality and character, tradition and culture, and not least about its owner.

    25 April, 2014

  6. Test Lab

    At IWC Schaffhausen, new watch models are put through a gruelling test program involving up to 50 separate stages that include long-term immersion in warm salt water and being locked away in an environmental chamber. All this guarantees that they will be equipped for everyday use – and much more – when they finally reach their future owners.

    23 April, 2014

  7. Tribeca Film Festival

    Tribeca Film Festival 2014

    IWC Schaffhausen celebrates the world of filmmaking this year as the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival® (TFF) in New York. During the month of April, IWC will be hosting a series of events celebrating and in support of both the Festival and its non-profit affiliate, the Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI).

    18 March, 2014

  8. Dragonland

    Dragonland

    For more than half a century, the Charles Darwin Foundation has been researching the flora and fauna of the famous Galápagos islands and acting as adviser to the Ecuadorian Government’s efforts to preserve this unique, natural paradise. Notes from a visit to the guardians of evolution.

    6 February, 2014

  9. Aquatimer

    DISCOVER THE NEW AQUATIMER COLLECTION

    Christian Knoop, Creative Director at IWC, explains the design of the new Aquatimer watches.

    23 January, 2014

  10. SIHH 2014 Booth

    BEHIND THE SCENES AT IWC'S SIHH 2014 BOOTH

    Take the wave to Geneva. For the 24th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), IWC invites visitors to take a plunge into deep water and discover the fascinating species that define the new Aquatimer collection.

    21 January, 2014

  11. Aquatimer video Screenshot

    IT'S AQUA TIME - The new aquatimer video

    The evolution of the diver’s watches from IWC continues.

    20 January, 2014

  12. Progress Through Evolution

    It’s Aqua Time: This year sees the launch of several new additions to IWC’s legendary diver’s watch family. All models are equipped with the IWC SafeDive system, which IWC Schaffhausen’s engineers have developed to make diving even safer and easier. And who are aware of their place in a long and proud tradition. For almost 50 years now, IWC has spearheaded innovation in watches designed for underwater use.

    17 January, 2014

  13. Sound_check_engine_AMG_972x426

    Sound Check

    How the engineers at Mercedes AMG in Affalterbach, southern Germany, create the right engine sound.

    29 November, 2013

  14. The Man’s Guide to
    Haute Horlogerie

    The development and continuous improvement of movements, functional displays and cases has been part of IWC’s philosophy since 1868. Complications such as the perpetual calendar, constant-force tourbillon and minute repeater are not only historically significant achievements in the art of watchmaking but also the fruit of the company’s in-house design and development efforts. With the video series “The Man’s Guide to Haute Horlogerie”, which consists of 7 episodes dedicated to iconic complications, IWC gives you an insight into the world of Haute Horlogerie made in Schaffhausen.

    22 November, 2013

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    HALF WAY TO THE MOON

    For the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, following the Grand Prix circus means transporting 30 tons of material in 10,000 individual parts and at least 60 employees to venues on five continents. Of course, they have to ensure that everything arrives there on time what calls for a system and improvisation in equal measure.

    15 November, 2013

  16. Grande Complication Dial Explained

    Small World

    Time moves the world. The IWC Portuguese Grande Complication is an understated, beautifully designed way of summarizing time as the motor of all change: a time machine that shows a tilted globe on the dial.

    13 September, 2013

  17. Mr Porter

    MR PORTER is the first global online retail destination for men‘s style, combining editorial content with the best international menswear designers. For this issue MR PORTER celebrates the IWC Heritage look.

    30 August, 2013

  18. The Next Generation of IWC Engineers

    For over 60 years, IWC has been training generations of watchmakers in its own workshops. Candidates need to be deft with their hands and have a flair for technology. After completing their training, most of them remain loyal to the company in northeastern Switzerland for many years.

    29 August, 2013

  19. Watches and Wonders

    WATCHES&WONDERS

    IWC Schaffhausen cordially invites you and guest to WATCHES&WONDERS, the first Asian Haute Horlogerie exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from September 25th-28th, 2013. To mark this event, IWC Schaffhausen will offer a chance to win an exclusive trip for two people to visit IWC’s manufacture in Schaffhausen, the home of IWC and will be whisked away to Portofino in Italy, where they will experience the inspiration behind one of IWC’s most famous collections.

    3 August, 2013

  20. Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

    The Singapore IWC Ingenieur Experience

    Strengthening its partnership as the Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, IWC Schaffhausen presents you with the chance of winning a trip to the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX in September, 2013.

    31 July, 2013

  21. Swiss National Day

    Swiss National Day

    Experience the secret talents of the IWC watchmakers.

    24 July, 2013

  22. 89800 Calibre Movement

    Eternity in Digits

    The IWC-manufactured 89800 caliber, which made its debut in 2009, redefined the digital date display. The triple-disc mechanism in the perpetual calendar features large-format displays for the date and month and, slightly more discreetly, the leap year cycle. All are ingeniously synchronized.

    22 July, 2013

  23. The best helmets for the best drivers

    Looking back on a long tradition, the helmet manufacturer Schuberth in Magdeburg has been one of the official FORMULA 1 suppliers since 2000. “The best helmets for the best drivers,” is the company’s motto. Indeed: Schuberth’s helmets have been the headgear of choice for drivers who have taken a total of five world championships.

    1 July, 2013

  24. Top Secret

    In a small town in central England, over 500 specialists spend their time developing and building silver arrows for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team. Almost every one of the 3,200 parts in each car is custom-made.

    11 June, 2013

  25. Mr Porter

    Mr Porter

    MR PORTER is the first global online retail destination for men‘s style, combining editorial content with the best international menswear designers. For this issue MR PORTER celebrates the IWC Globetrotter look.

    4 June, 2013

  26. The Time is Right

    The parallels are endless: technology, innovation and cutting-edge design dominate both businesses, and they’re both defined by time. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team tries to beat the clock in FORMULA 1 motor racing; at IWC Schaffhausen, we are the clock.

    24 May, 2013

  27. NYC Skyline

    IWC Schaffhausen Makes a Home on Madison Avenue

    An epicenter of business and culture, New York City is one of the world’s most iconic cities. Both locals and tourists take advantage of the arts and theatres, renowned chefs and restaurants, and the constant flux of activity that makes the city one of a kind. So it makes sense that it is also home to IWC Schaffhausen’s North American flagship boutique, opened in April 2012 on the famous luxury shopping destination of Madison Avenue.

    6 May, 2013

  28. Ingenieur Automatic

    The Sculptor-Designer

    The sculptor-designer is a phenomenon. Even if you are not at all design literate you will know him by reputation. His name has become a synonym for severity.

    26 February, 2013

  29. The Art of Being an Engineer

    The engine faltered and cut out. Hunched over his metal baby, Benz wiped the sweat from his forehead with the back of his hand.

    18 February, 2013

  30. Beverly Hills

    Schaffhausen and the World's Most Famous Zip Code 90210

    As the first IWC boutique to open its doors in the United States, IWC Schaffhausen has been serving American watch aficionados since 2008.

    6 February, 2013

  31. Ingenieur 2013 Collection

    Discover the new Ingenieur Collection

    Learn more about the new Ingenieur timepieces from IWC Creative Director, Christian Knoop.

    24 January, 2013

  32. IWC's SIHH Booth 2013

    Behind-the-Scenes at IWC's SIHH 2013 Booth

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at IWC’s SIHH 2013 booth, the year of the Ingenieur watches.

    24 January, 2013

  33. INGENIEUR - TAKING POLE POSITION

    We are pleased to welcome you on IWC’s qualifying lap. View the video, and join us as we are about to start the race.

    16 January, 2013

  34. Ingenieur: the story of a legend

    When the Ingenieur from Schaffhausen was launched in 1955 it created a storm. But its actual history goes back much further: to 1888.

    14 January, 2013

  35. Episode 5: How do you maintain a watch?

    Once you‘ve bought an IWC watch, you are already enjoying a mechanical marvel of the highest standard.

    28 December, 2012

  36. Episode 4: IWC's icons through the years

    IWC's brand values are strongly based upon its history. This IWC video is the fourth in a series called “The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch”.

    20 December, 2012

  37. An Atelier on the Rhine

    Haute Horologerie, or High Horology in English, literally means “high watchmaking”. In a sense, all fine watchmaking is “high” – producing a fine watch at IWC Schaffhausen requires finesse, skill and meticulous craft.

    19 December, 2012

  38. IWC Opens in Las Vegas’ Wynn Encore Resort

    After conquering New York and Miami, where does one go next? Never one to shy away from adventure, IWC has set its eyes out west, to a city arguably like no other in the world: Las Vegas.

    13 December, 2012

  39. IWC Opens in South Coast Plaza

    Home to some of the most luxurious beach resorts in the world, Orange County, California, is also the location of South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, which represents the highest concentration of design fashion retail in the United States.

    13 December, 2012

  40. the scotsman

    A brilliant researcher devoted to the discovery of new treatments for many diseases. A keen footballer coaching the company team of his employer Roche for several years. A watch enthusiast intrigued by the engineering beauty and precision of mechanical movements. Andrew Thomas is a dedicated man of many passions.

    3 December, 2012

  41. Episode 3: What's style got to do with it?

    Watches are the single most important statement a man can make about his personal style.

    30 November, 2012

  42. Episode 2: What is a Complication?

    Have you ever wondered what the extra dials inside a watch face are?

    16 November, 2012

  43. Episode 1: What is a Movement?

    You know that watches tell time. But there is so much more to them. IWC's Mechanical Watches are works of art, they are style statements, and they are technical marvels.

    26 October, 2012

  44. Waldis Safes

    Waldis Safes - A Safe Business

    Safes are designed to protect the property we care about, such as a valuable watch collection. Waldis is Switzerland’s leading safe manufacturer. Watch International paid them a visit.

    23 October, 2012

  45. THE PERFORMER

    Chris McCormack has accomplished a lot as a pro triathlete. Clearly, he is here to win. But what is most striking about “Macca” is the passion and enthusiasm he has for the sport.

    10 October, 2012

  46. The Runner

    Kevin J. Devine used to run marathons – in what he laughingly calls “the Clydesdale class.” Clydesdales are large Scottish draft horses, and the description alludes to heavier runners who carry more than 200 pounds (about 90 kilos) of their own weight.

    8 October, 2012

  47. From Generation
    to generation

    Father and son sit at the table beneath a fresco-covered wall. To talk business, they meet up at corporate headquarters, a Baroque villa close to the North Italian city of Treviso.

    4 October, 2012

  48. Miami at Night

    IWC Opens in Bal Harbour

    IWC expands its presence in North America with their newest boutique opening in Bal Harbour.

    22 September, 2012

  49. Which IWC Pilot are you?

    Wish you could fly? Play our new WHICH IWC PILOT ARE YOU GAME to find out at what kind of flying you would excel.

    21 September, 2012

  50. Movements Come to Life

    All mechanical watches can be fascinating because of their intricate movements. Even simple watches, ones that only tell time, are extraordinarily complex mechanisms that have hundreds of miniscule parts that work harmoniously together. A complicated watch, one that performs additional functions, is by definition even more complicated.

    13 September, 2012

  51. MR PORTER

    MR PORTER is the first global online retail destination for men‘s style, combining editorial content with the best international menswear designers. For this issue MR PORTER celebrates the IWC Globetrotter look.

    3 September, 2012

  52. From Atomic Physics
    to Quality Management

    A doctor with a degree in atomic and molecular physics plays a surprising and important role at IWC.

    17 August, 2012

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    Sharks

    Photographer Michael Muller takes us below the ocean's surface for an up close look at beautiful beasts

    14 August, 2012

  54. Azzam Leg 7

    The Volvo Ocean Race Ends

    Nine months ago, six of the most technologically sophisticated and advanced boats ever made, manned by the greatest sailors in the world, took off on the Volvo Ocean Race - the world's toughest yacht racing challenge.

    10 July, 2012

  55. Mario Gómez - The goalgetter

    No other German soccer player hits the net as often as he does: Mario Gómez, a striker with FC Bayern Munich and a member of the german national team, is one of the best of breed.

    14 June, 2012

  56. Flying high with big date and month displays

    A fabulous combination of sportiness and elegance, the Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is the high-flyer of the IWC Pilot's Watch collection. The date and month could not be easier to read and the mechanics inside the case are an endless source of fascination.

    13 June, 2012

  57. Azzam: Designed to Encounter Extremes

    The Volvo 70 yacht - the vessel of choice for Volvo Ocean Race intrepid teams- is one of the most complex and demanding structures ever presented to any design team.

    5 June, 2012

  58. IWC PRESENTS: Howard Bingham - on Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali is the greatest athlete who ever lived. In this special tribute, his best friend and photographer, Howard Bingham, talks about the champ.

    27 April, 2012

  59. 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S FIRST FLIGHT

    Antoine de Saint‐Exupéry, aviator and author, discovered the intoxication of flying when he was 12 years old, at the aerodrome of Ambérieu - not far from his childhood home in Saint‐Maurice‐de‐Rémens.

    17 April, 2012

  60. Top Gun: The best of the best

    Lieutenant Commander Guy M. Snodgrass is one of the best pilots in the U.S. Navy

    20 March, 2012

  61. Pad Printing

    Open the grey painted door with its tiny peephole in the industrial estate of Neuhausen near Schaffhausen and your ears immediately pick up on a measured, almost technostyle beat.* It hisses and clicks and rasps.

    16 March, 2012

  62. The Test of Time

    14 March, 2012

  63. Charlie-Echo-Romeo-Alfa-Mike-India-Charlie

    Spelled using the international radio alphabet, the word "ceramic" looks and sounds rather impressive

    28 February, 2012

  64. IWC and Laureus

    Having just celebrated the Laureus World Sports Awards in London, we at IWC Schaffhausen feel proud to be involved with an organization like the Laureus Foundation, and to be presenting this year’s Portofino Chronograph Edition Laureus to the world in these days

    10 February, 2012

  65. IWC celebrates The Laureus Sports Awards in London

    IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the 13th annual Laureus World Sports Awards in London on February 6th, 2012, with a star studded ceremony that gave top honors to Novak Djokovic and Vivian Cheruiyot

    7 February, 2012

  66. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

    Brunello Cucinelli first came to Solomeo, not far from the provincial capital, Perugia, in 1985

    3 February, 2012

  67. Top Gun - Taking Off

    We are pleased to welcome you on IWC's flight to the heights of the world of Top Gun. View the video, and join us as we soar into the danger zone.

    16 January, 2012

  68. Flying High

    It's no flight of fancy that IWC Pilot’s Watches have become icons. Exceedingly popular, they represent IWC values, defining the entire genre of pilot’s watches within the Swiss watch industry.

    13 January, 2012

  69. When a Complication is Grande

    George Mallory, the famous British mountaineer who lost his life ascending Mt. Everest, was asked in 1924 why he would attempt that climb. His reply is among the most famous about mountaineering: “Because it's there”

    20 December, 2011

  70. MR PORTER

    MR PORTER is the first global online retail destination for men‘s style, combining editorial content with the best international menswear designers

    16 December, 2011

  71. THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CASEMAKING

    Hidden away in an quiet corner of Schaffhausen near the storied Rhine Falls in the tiny town of Neuhausen, stands a little-known Swiss IWC Manufactory.

    29 November, 2011

  72. The Volvo Ocean Race Game

    Get ready to hoist your sails, plot your course and beat the competition in the Volvo Ocean Race Game 2011-2012

    17 November, 2011

  73. IWC breathes life into its stories

    For the first time ever, IWC turns the worlds in which its products are rooted into the subject of an international image campaign

    11 November, 2011

  74. The Volvo Ocean Race Tracker

    Follow the progress and excitement of the Volvo Ocean Race with this live interactive tool

    3 November, 2011

  75. Meet AZZAM: IWC's Volvo Ocean Race Vessel to Glory

    Meet Azzam, the IWC Volvo Ocean Race's team ticket to victory. Our boat, designed by USA's Farr Yacht Design and built by Persico S.p.A in Italy, is one of the most sophisticated boats ever constructed

    17 October, 2011

  76. Earth Mother

    Since she saw David de Rothschild wearing his Ingenieur Mission Earth, she simply will not take it off and it goes everywhere with her

    15 October, 2011

  77. MR PORTER

    MR PORTER is the first global online retail destination for men‘s style, combining editorial content with the best international menswear designers

    12 October, 2011

  78. Digital Wizard

    With his digital take on the world, 26-year old Josh Spear is helping companies around the world to stay ahead of the curve

    8 October, 2011

  79. Saving Paradise

    Unique, and utterly fascinating: it is impossible not to be awe-struck by the wealth of flora and fauna in the Galapagos Islands

    4 October, 2011

  80. Institute of swiss watchmaking IOSW

    The ever-increasing demand for luxury watches translates into a growing demand for qualified craftsmen and women to service these products.

    4 October, 2011

  81. Meet IWC’s Volvo Ocean Race Team

    Meet Ian Walker, Skipper: Ian Walker, a two time Olympic silver champion, is one of Britain’s foremost sailors and sailing managers, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s skipper

    30 September, 2011

  82. Cal. 87

    Of the many legendary hand-wound movements made by IWC, the 87 calibre holds a very special place

    28 September, 2011

  83. precision has always fascinated me

    Giovanni Zonzini is a racing driver and watch collector from San Marino. For him, it is an article of belief that cars and watches have to be reliable

    14 September, 2011

  84. Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium

    The new IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium is a top-quality time machine and a masterpiece of engineering at its finest built to appeal to men

    12 September, 2011

  85. Aquatimer Deep Two

    The lifetime surfer

    Most mornings he is still to be seen on the beach in his wetsuit: board and man silhoutted agains the rising sun

    1 September, 2011

  86. MR PORTER

    You love the watch, now own the look

    29 August, 2011

  87. It's Star Time

    The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia is another star up in the firmament of Haute Horlogerie radiating from IWC Schaffhausen. Ten years of intensive development work have gone into this impressive masterpiece

    29 August, 2011

  88. The Volvo Ocean Race

    At IWC, we advance the limits of artistry and craftsmanship; in the Volvo Ocean Race, competitors push the limits of human achievement

    29 August, 2011

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    Gigantic Observatories

    ESO is one of Europe’s leading astronomical research organizations and operates the world’s most scientifically productive observatory

    29 August, 2011

  90. Love of his life

    Hansjörg Kittlas about the love of his life - the minute repeater

    24 August, 2011

  91. MR PORTER

    You own the watch, now own the look

    19 August, 2011

  92. C. G. JUNG

    C. G. Jung (1875 – 1961) famous as the founder of analytic psychology, was married to the daughter of the owner of IWC and was himself thus a co-owner of the Schaffhausen watch manufactures

    19 August, 2011

  93. Experience - Portofino Look - Promo Image

    MR PORTER

    MR PORTER celebrate the Portofino look, lightening the tailored look for a more relaxed take on summer dressing

    9 June, 2011

  94. Hand-Wound

    Watch connoisseurs are no longer divided by the question as to whether to wind their watches by hand or to leave this particular job to gravity. But there is still one significant difference, as any “hand-wound” devotee will tell you

    24 May, 2011

  95. Collector Hans-Conrad Stamm

    As an airline pilot, Schaffhausen-born Hans-Conrad Stamm travels the world. But his passion is for collecting watches made in his hometown

    24 May, 2011

  96. Building a bridge between East and West

    Dennis Lee is currently establishing the market for IWC in the enormous region of China

    24 May, 2011

  97. The Expert in Everything

    Even today he can still feel the sense of pride that accompanied his first IWC steel watch, a Portuguese bought second-hand and paid for in installments

    24 May, 2011

  98. SC Fong

    Collecting is in Song Chau Fong's blood. So when one day he fell in love with his first IWC watch, his fate was sealed

    24 May, 2011

  99. Welcome to Paradise

    The route from Genoa to Portofino takes in one of the loveliest stretches of the Ligurian Riviera and is the perfect choice for a long weekend

    30 March, 2011

  100. Experience - Santoni - Promo Full

    Santoni

    The Santonis – father and son – produce elegant shoes of the highest quality with hand-stitched seams and multiple coats of leather dye from their Italian factory

    1 October, 2010

  101. IWC rises in the east

    The new IWC Flagship Boutique in Hong Kong is much more than a store for IWC watches it is a transport into the interactive worlds of IWC Schaffhausen

    1 July, 2010

  102. Experience - Alan Myers - Hero Experience Landing

    Alan Myers

    I am not a typical collector. I’m not too concerned with the outside of a watch. For me the important thing is what’s inside

    1 July, 2010

  103. Experience Big Pilot mood image

    The Ethical Banker

    He has finally stumbled upon a way of spending money that has bought himself something he could never have afforded in his old life – fulfillment

    1 July, 2010

  104. A Dream of a Watch

    The Grande Complication celebrated its 20th birthday in a new case and joined the Portuguese family. Its suitability for everyday use and the wealth of fascinating functions remains unmatched

    1 July, 2010

  105. Da Vinci Chronograph Ceramic

    The Da Vinci Chronograph Ceramic captivates with an exclusive combination of ceramic and polished titanium materials

    1 July, 2010

  106. Experience - Watchman - Hero Experience Landing

    The Watchman

    Watchmaker Jürg Rüeger looks after the health of the roughly one thousand precious timepieces in the IWC Museum

    1 July, 2010

  107. Experience - Guiding Light - Hero

    Guiding Light

    Christine Schlatter trained as a watchmaker with IWC. For the past ten years, she has been showing visitors around the factory in Schaffhausen

    1 April, 2010

  108. The Magic of Art

    Novelist Paulo Coelho and comic strip artist Enki Bilal talk about their joint literary and artistic interpretation for the IWC Book "IWC Schaffhausen. Engineering Time since 1868"

    1 April, 2010

  109. Wing Commander – Thomas Koller

    IWC Schaffhausen visits the experienced Eurostar pilot at the Zell airbase in Bavaria

    1 April, 2010

  110. 51011 Calibre

    In 2000, after five years of development, IWC unveiled the Portuguese Automatic with the 5000 calibre, a movement that had been designed and produced in its own workshops

    1 April, 2010

  111. The IWC Book

    In this enormous tome from IWC, “IWC Schaffhausen. Engineering Time since 1868”, the story of the watchmaking company from Schaffhausen is told in greater detail than ever before

    1 April, 2010

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    Diving Watch Man

    Of course he would not dream of venturing out around his favourite haunts around the Mediterranean without a proper wristwatch

    1 April, 2010

  113. Icons of good style

    The Portuguese Automatic, whose timeless elegance is matched by its technical perfection, makes its grand entrance as a classic horological beauty

    18 January, 2010

  114. Welcome to the club

    The legendary name of this unpretentious watch with its automatic winding system and its movement spring-mounted in the case is back

    18 January, 2010

  115. The ‘prima donna’ of the Portuguese family

    The Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère has now metamorphosed into the Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde and features a date display that reverts to its original position at the end of the month

    1 January, 2010

  116. Experience - Tradition Still Sails - Hero Experience Landing

    Tradition still sails

    A sextant is an optical measuring device used to determine the angle between a celestial body – preferably the sun – and the horizon, and from this to determine the position of a ship

    1 January, 2010

  117. Experience - Arsene Wagner - Hero Experience Landing

    Arsène Wenger

    Nobody has wielded a greater influence on modern English football than Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger

    1 January, 2010

  118. Experience - Nad Zakem - Hero Experience Landing

    Nad Zakem

    Eight years ago, Nad Zakem bought his first IWC. Since then, the Canadian has turned into an expert, and passionate collector

    1 January, 2010

  119. Experience - Strict Head Timer - Hero Experience Landing

    A Strict Head Timer and a Precision Watch

    As head timer, Jean Häberli was responsible for the accuracy of watches leaving the factory. This was a far more complicated task back then than nowadays

    1 January, 2010

  120. Experience - Hand-Wound Man - Hero Experience Landing

    Hand-Wound Man

    You see for him, his IWC is a proper machine of the old school, something which, rather like hand-wound man himself, is utterly dependable

    1 January, 2010

  121. Experience - Moonbird -Article Hero

    Moonbird

    Sailing means freedom, dynamism, enjoying life, being at one with nature, with the heaving sea. For IWC, Patrice Quesnel took the luxury sailing yacht Moonbird for a run off Monaco

    1 January, 2010

  122. Experience - 98295 Calibre - Article Hero

    98295 Calibre

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