Calibre Family 52000

Calibre Family 52000

The highly efficient winding system is a refined version of the 50000-calibre family with a bidirectional Pellaton pawl-winding system. Two barrels provide an impressive 7 days’ power reserve. The winding pawls and the automatic wheel are made of black ceramic while the rotor bearing is made of white ceramic. These extremely hard high-tech materials make the automatic winding system practically wear-free. The indexless balance with a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 beats per hour) and the Breguet spring guarantee maximum precision. The design and finish of the movement was also considerably enhanced. The proportions of the rotor and the inset “Probus Scafusia” gold medallion are noticeably slimmer.

IWC’s philosophy is based on a passion for watchmaking, untiring enterprise and perfect craftsmanship

Stories

Aesthetic appeal with a longer service life

Aesthetic appeal with a longer service life

An IWC is not only a precision instrument for showing the time but also the ideal piece of jewelry to adorn the wrist of a man of the world. Find out more.

All Wound Up

All Wound Up

Before a mechanical watch movement can start moving, it needs an energy source to drive it. That energy source is the watch mainspring. Find out more.

A Strict Head Timer and a Precision Watch

A Strict Head Timer and a Precision Watch

“Chef régleur” Jean Häberli won gold medals for IWC more than a century ago. He was responsible for the accurate timing of watches leaving Schaffhausen.