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  1. Olga Kurylenko

    Never forget where you come from

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to actress Olga Kuryenko


  2.  IWC Talks To James Marsden Promo


    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to actor James Marsden


  3. IWC Talks To Taylor Schilling Promo

    There are some roles
    that just fit

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to actress Taylor Schilling


  4. Patrick Stewart

    Be fearless

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to actor Sir Patrick Stewart


  5. The future of watchmaking
    since 1868

    Watch the movie now


  6. IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36 IW458310 female watch

    Reinventing timeless beauty

    For the new Da Vinci collection, IWC reinterpreted the iconic round design of this watch family from the 1980s and gave it a more contemporary style. In doing so, the Swiss watch manufacturer created some of the most beautiful ladies’ watches in its history.


  7. Uma Thurman IWC Talks To

    Acting is joy

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to actress Uma Thurman.


  8. Da Vinci History IWC Watches

    A seedbed of innovation

    For almost 50 years now, the Da Vinci has stood for innovation in fine watchmaking and, more than any other watch family, embodies the inventiveness and ingenuity of IWC's engineers.


  9. IWC Talks To Cate Blanchett

    Life is a present

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the award-winning actress Cate Blanchett.


  10. IWC Da Vinci exclusive watches


    Watch the movie now


  11. IWC Talks To Jochen Mass

    I can do it

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the German former racing driver Jochen Mass.


  12. Edwin-Moses-IWC-Talks-To-Promo-972x426

    Time is always important

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to Edwin Moses, Chairman Laureus Sport for Good.


  13. Jan Frodeno IWC Talks To

    Time is my motivation

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to German triathlete Jan Frodeno.


  14. Lord March IWC Talks To

    Bringing motorsport
    back to Goodwood

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to Lord March, Owner of the Goodwood Estate.


  15. IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Sketch

    Putting eternity on your wrist

    During his time as head watchmaker at IWC, Kurt Klaus translated the Gregorian calendar with all its many irregularities into a mechanical program that will continue running perfectly until 2499 with virtually no corrections from outside.


  16. IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37

    An Insight Into the Brand History of Midsize Watches

    IWC produced not only masculine watches such as the Big Pilot’s Watch and the Portugieser, but also smaller watches with the same claims to sophisticated technology and quality.


  17. IWC Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition "Le Petit Prince"

    IWC Pilot watches

    IWC Schaffhausen can trace its heritage in the creation of Pilot’s watches to 1936 when the first IWC Pilot watch left the IWC manufacture. This first Pilot watch marked the beginning of a special relationship between IWC and aeronautically-inspired tool watches.


  18. Life Is All About Making Choices

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the actress and IWC Schaffhausen Brand Ambassador Rosamund Pike.


  19. Keep Pushing

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the F1 driver and IWC Schaffhausen Brand Ambassador Nico Rosberg.


  20. IWC Schaffhausen: Official Time Partner of the BFI

    For the third year, IWC Schaffhausen is supporting the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® as Official Time Partner.


  21. Mika-Haekkinen-IWC-Talks-To

    Four questions in one lap

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to Mika Häkkinen "the Flying Finn" at the 2016 Goodwood Member's Meeting.


  22. Life is All About Memories

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the Czech model and IWC Schaffhausen Brand Ambassador Karolina Kurkova.


  23. Toto Wolff IWC Talks To

    Time management is the key

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to Torger Christian "Toto" Wolff, Executive Director of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.


  24. Be yourself

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the model and IWC Schaffhausen Brand Ambassador Adriana Lima.


  25. Be strong

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the actor and IWC Schaffhausen Brand Ambassador Chris Evans.


  26. Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

    The constant is the force

    IWC's constant-force mechanism ensures that the escapement delivers an absolutely even supply of power and delivers unprecedented precision.


  27. Believe In What You Do

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the French football manager and former player Arsène Wenger.


  28. Life Is All About Living

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to American actor and model Scott Eastwood.


  29. Keep playing

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the American jazz drummer Eric Harland.


  30. Tribeca_AnnualCalendar

    IWC Schaffhausen at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016

    IWC Schaffhausen celebrates the world of Filmmaking for the fourth year as the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival® (TFF) in New York.


  31. 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


  32. IWC Big Pilot's Watch

    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


  33. IWC Pilot's Watches

    Meet The Original - The IWC Pilot's Watch Collection

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  34. Acting is Honesty

    IWC Brand Ambassador Dev Patel presented the IWC Filmmaker Award 2015 to Emirati filmmaker Layla Kaylif during the “For the Love of Cinema” gala dinner and was a guest in our #IWCTalksTo Series.


  35. IWC 52000 Calibre Movement

    Aesthetic appeal with a longer service life

    In haute horlogerie, various components in the watch movement such as bridges, cocks, plates and cogs are painstakingly hand decorated special or given special surface treatments that add a touch more luxury.


  36. Cool Runnings

    We continue our #IWCTalksTo series with a talk to the F1 world champion 2015 and IWC Schaffhausen Brand Ambassador Lewis Hamilton.



    Located on the world renowned Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the new boutique will be IWC’s second US Flagship. IWC’s other boutiques within the US can be found in the international shopping destinations New York City and Miami.


  38. BTQ_london

    Meet The Team

    The London boutique opened its doors in December 2014. Since then, every sales advisor has been evolving in the world of IWC, discovering insights into the brand as well as the different watch families.


  39. Welcome to Portofino

    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




    The relationship between IWC Schaffhausen and PUBLIC SCHOOL began in 2013 and sprung from a love of finely made timepieces. To celebrate their partnership, IWC and PUBLIC SCHOOL are pleased to announce a Money Can't Buy Experience Sweepstakes which will see two winners attending New York Fashion Week in February 2016.


  41. Know What You Want

    IWC Schaffhausen set the stage for a very special highlight during the festival: under the heading “IWC Schaffhausen Talks To”, selected guests of the Zurich Summit had a chance to listen to in-depth conversations with two world stars of cinema, Marc Forster and Christoph Waltz.


  42. IWC Talks To

    IWC Schaffhausen Talks To

    IWC Schaffhausen set the stage for a very special highlight during the festival: under the heading “IWC Schaffhausen Talks To”, selected guests of the Zurich Summit had a chance to listen to in-depth conversations with two world stars of cinema, Marc Forster and Christoph Waltz.


  43. breguet_spring

    Increased precision
    down to the overcoil

    In some IWC calibres, the balance rim oscillates to and fro on a Breguet spring. The terminal coil is painstaking shaped by hand and plays a significant role in ensuring that the balance oscillates with perfect regularity, thus increasing the watch's precision.


  44. IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar

    IWC Annual Calendar:
    The New Small Eternity

    The new IWC Annual Calendar with the 52850 in-house movement reduces the calendar problem to a single manual adjustment at the end of February. And that‘s it.


  45. IWC Watches&Wonders

    Watches & Wonders 2015

    "WATCHES&WONDERS" takes place from 30 September to 3 October 2015 and sees watch enthusiasts and aficionados from across the region gather to discover an unparalleled selection of exquisite timepieces and the splendour of fine watchmaking craft and heritage.


  46. watchmaker_london

    Meet the IWC Watchmaker

    An IWC watchmaker has been positioned on the first floor of London Boutique, offering maintenance advice and servicing.


  47. IWC Big Pilot

    Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar London Edition

    Manufactured exclusively for the IWC London boutique, this Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar in stainless steel, limited to 38 pieces, is the star of the New Bond Street store.


  48. IWC London Boutique

    London Boutique on New Bond Street

    Meet the London Boutique Team: Store manager, Watchmaker experience and information on London Special Edition timepiece.


  49. Saint_Exupery

    The Dream Of Flying


  50. Florentine Ariosto Jones

    One of the most important, but also most enigmatic, figures in the history of IWC, and for that matter in the history of American and Swiss watchmaking, is the man known as Florentine Ariosto Jones, who founded IWC in 1868.


  51. IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde

    Where time flies

    Ask watchmakers, and one thing is soon clear: their favourite complication is the tourbillon.


  52. IWC 52010 calibre

    Pellaton's ingenious automatic meets state-of-the-art engineering


  53. A matter of adjustment

    For an IWC watch to run accurately, the oscillations of the balance require careful adjustment.


  54. IWC Tribeca Film Festival

    IWC Schaffhausen at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015

    IWC Schaffhausen celebrates the world of filmmaking for the third year as the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival® (TFF) in New York.


  55. Unruhreif_Spirale.jpg

    Balance of power

    A mechanical watch continues to show the correct time even as the tension in the mainspring diminishes. Making this possible is a mechanism that has been gradually improved for over 300 years: the escapement.


  56. IWC Portofino Midsize Moon Phase

    A beautiful way to show the passage of time

    The IWC collection comprises over 100 dials


  57. IWC Big Pilot Miami Boutique Edition

    Heating up the Design District: IWC Opens in Miami’s Hottest Shopping District

    Outsiders may think that Miami is simply a beach lover’s paradise, with miles of sandy escape at their doorstep.


  58. IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar

    Discover the New Portugieser Collection

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


  59. IWC Schaffhausen

    IWC Portugieser - The Legend Among Icons

    Watch the 2015 Portugieser collection launch movie.


  60. IWC 52000 Calibre Movement

    IWC’s New
    Proprietary 52000-Calibre

    The newly developed 52000-calibre family, developed and produced in-house will feature numerous technical improvements.


  61. IWC celebrates the 75th anniversary of an icon

    In 2015, IWC Schaffhausen celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser: a genuine watchmaking icon steeped in tradition.


  62. Minute_Repeater_zoom.jpg

    Turning time into chimes

    The minute repeater also has its place in the Portugieser family


  63. IWC_customer_service_972x516

    Craftsmanship that keeps watches running for generations

    Given regular servicing, a quality timepiece will go on working reliably and precisely for many, many years.


  64. Pellaton

    Lighter and harder than steel

    Lighter and harder than steel, absolutely scratch-resistant and with a mirror-like surface that feels pleasingly soft. This unique combination of properties makes ceramic an ideal material for watches.


  65. IWC Kurt Klaus

    On the 80th birthday of Kurt Klaus

    An old hand at IWC.


  66. IWC Volvo Ocean Race

    Meet the Volvo Ocean 65

    Each Volvo Ocean 65 took seven months to build, involved 120 boat builders working a total of 36,000 man-hours in four boatyards, and combined the input of over 70 different suppliers.


  67. IWC Volvo Ocean Race

    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 2014-15

    Meet the 2014-15 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team.


  68. IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase

    The New Midsize Portofinos:
    A Collector's Impression

    The new Portofinos are art, in the highest and best sense of the word. They will always be in style and they will always reflect time-tested fine taste.


  69. IWC Portofino

    Forever Classic: IWC's Portofino

    IWC’s renowned Portofino line reflects classic design in its simplicity.


  70. IWC_Perfectionists

    Perfectionists in their element

    Every new in-house movement created by IWC in Schaffhausen involves around 20 specialists from various departments, sometimes working together intensively for years. With the help of state-of-the-art computer technology, the design engineers generate solutions whose elegance can be quite simply breathtaking.


  71. IWC London Film Festival

    Film Premiere Competition

    The competition is now over. We thank you for all your entries.


  72. 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.


  73. 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.



    “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."


  75. 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.


  76. 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.


  77. 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).


  78. 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.


  79. Aquatimer


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


  80. 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.


  81. Aquatimer video Screenshot

    IT'S AQUA TIME - The new aquatimer video

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


  82. 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.


  83. Sound_check_engine_AMG_972x426

    Sound Check

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


  84. 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.


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    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.


  86. 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.


  87. 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.


  88. 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.


  89. Watches and 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.


  90. 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.


  91. Swiss National Day

    Swiss National Day

    Experience the secret talents of the IWC watchmakers.


  92. 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.


  93. 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.


  94. 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.


  95. 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.


  96. 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.


  97. 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.


  98. 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.


  99. 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.


  100. Ingenieur 2013 Collection

    Discover the new Ingenieur Collection

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


  101. 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.



    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.


  103. 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.


  104. 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.


  105. 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”.


  106. 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.


  107. IWC Opens in Las Vegas’ Wynn Encore Resort

    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.


  108. 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, including the Southern California-based IWC boutique.


  109. 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.


  110. 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.


  111. Episode 2: What is a Complication?

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


  112. 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.


  113. 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.



    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.


  115. 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.


  116. 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.


  117. Miami at Night

    IWC Opens in Bal Harbour

    In 2012, IWC Schaffhausen opened its first Florida boutique at the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops – amidst global luxury power-players, and offering a true luxury experience to our clients.


  118. 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 at.


  119. 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.


  120. 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.


  121. From Atomic Physics
    to Quality Management

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


  122. 090902-White-Mike-0112v_header


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


  123. 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.


  124. 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.


  125. 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.


  126. 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.



    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.


  128. Top Gun: The best of the best

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


  129. 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.


  130. The Test of Time


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

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


  132. 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


  133. 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



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


  135. 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.


  136. 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.


  137. 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”


  138. MR PORTER

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



    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.


  140. 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


  141. 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.


  142. Cal. 87

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


  143. 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


  144. 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


  145. 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


  146. 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


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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


  148. Love of his life

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


  149. 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


  150. 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


  151. 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


  152. 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


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    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


  154. 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


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    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


  156. 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


  157. Da Vinci Chronograph Ceramic

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


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    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


  159. 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"


  160. Wing Commander – Thomas Koller

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


  161. 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


  162. 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


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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


  164. 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


  165. 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


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    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


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    Arsène Wenger

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


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    Nad Zakem

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


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    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


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    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


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    98295 Calibre