Date — 25 September, 2013
London, September 2013 – As Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, IWC Schaffhausen will host a series of Watchmaking Master-classes at the team’s global headquarters in Brackley and offer invited guests an exclusive behind-the-scenes factory tour. This experience will provide a fascinating insight into the parallels between the engineering in motorsport and watchmaking, with expert knowledge ‘on hand’ from both sides.
IWC Schaffhausen has been engineering time since 1868 and the Watchmaking Master-class is a unique opportunity to learn how to de-construct and re-construct one of IWC’s in-house manufactured watch movements, as well as viewing a selection of limited IWC haute horlogerie timepieces.
Swiss film promotion receives fresh boost: film director Marc Forster, Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, Zurich Film Festival co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, and Ringier CEO Marc Walder have joined forces to found the joint “Verein zur Filmförderung in der Schweiz” (Association for Film Promotion in Switzerland), with the aim of increasing the significance of national film projects. Read Article
IWC Schaffhausen and around 800 prominent guests gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the legendary Portugieser watch family at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. Read Article
To mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser watch family, IWC has decided to pay fitting tribute to a little known yet wonderfully attractive version of the original Portugieser with the new Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”. Read Article
Limited to just 25 watches in platinum and 75 in each of the red gold editions, the new Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “75th Anniversary” is equipped with a wealth of sophisticated complications that are available in this combination only from IWC Schaffhausen. Read Article