Research and innovation play important roles in the development of our in-house movements. But another quality is significant: passion. Join Thomas Gaeumann, who is responsible for IWC’s in-house movement development, as he introduces our movements and explains what makes them tick.
Introduction to IWC’s in-house movements
What exactly is a movement? And how does it work? Thomas Gaeumann starts with the basics of movement manufacturing and reveals his favorite in our first video.
The Calibre 69
It took 8 years to develop the Calibre 69 movement, which is featured in the iconic Portugieser Chronograph. New to the timepiece is a sapphire glass back, allowing you to see this beautiful movement in action. In our second video, Thomas Gaeumann gives a closer look.
The IWC Perpetual Calendar 42
The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar has been a mainstay of the IWC collection for many years. But now there’s a new member of the family: The IWC Perpetual Calendar 42, featuring the in-house 82650 calibre movement. In our third video, Thomas Gaeumann tells us how his team adapted this much-loved watch to a smaller size.
Browse our timepieces
The Journal presents #IWCExplained
The Journal introduces you to the watchmakers and experts who make IWC’s timepieces come to life in our series “#IWCExplained”. Watch below.
Looking over the watchmaker’s shoulder
The Journal speaks with Antonio Palmisano, Head of Operations Development. Read the interview below.
#IWCExplained: Intro to our Materials
The Journal takes you behind the scenes of our Manufakturzentrum to learn about our case materials and the research into making them in. Watch below.