Jubilee Collection

Revisiting old icons and presenting the new: The IWC jubilee collection unifies through a timeless design code to form a single striking collection of timepieces.

The digital hours and minutes display

Design Highlights

The digital hours and minutes display

In 1884, IWC used the revolutionary form of the digital hours and minutes display in pocket watches for the first time. This innovative time display is being honored in the anniversary year with the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition "150 Years". Following the design of the historic Pallweber watches and as a tribute to the American IWC founder F.A. Jones, the windows of the digital display are labeled in English with "Hours" and "Minutes".

The blue and white lacquer dials

Design Highlights

The blue and white lacquer dials

Launched to honor the 150 year anniversary of IWC Schaffhausen, the lacquered dial is a common characteristic in this collection. Coated in a complex process with more than ten layers of high-quality lacquers, flat-polished, brushed and subsequently printed several times, the enamelled dials of the historical Pallweber watches served as inspiration.

Combination of red gold with a blue dial

Design Highlights

Combination of red gold with a blue dial

The stunning combination of red gold and blue is featured in the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition "150 Years". This timepiece combines a classic Portofino hand-wound movement with a moon phase display and is the only rose gold watch in the jubilee collection to also have a blue dial. The hands, as well as the moon and stars are gold plated.

Jubilee Collection Families

History

Pallweber Pocket Watch

Pallweber Pocket Watch

In the summer of 1884 the first watches with a digital hour and minutes display, the Pallweber system, left the workshops in Schaffhausen in a work of innovation and watch making excellence. They are based on the "Pallweber" system of the Salzburg watchmaker Josef Pallweber and display the hours and minutes with the help of large numbers on rotating discs.

The Pallweber Mechanism

The Pallweber Mechanism

The Pallweber II is an example of the innovative Pallweber mechanism. This calibre image shows how the mechanism appears below the surface of the dial. Here, cogs with notches are used to move the dials on the digital display.

Pallweber Pocket Watch

Pallweber Pocket Watch

The Pallweber pocket watches remained in production for only a short time. Around 1890, production on these pieces stopped, and it was almost 100 years later that the digital display came back with the advent of the quartz-controlled watches. In total, around 20,000 of these highly innovated pieces were sold before production was halted. These pieces were also famous for featuring different designs and languages on the enamelled or painted dials.

Special Watch for Pilots

Special Watch for Pilots

The first IWC pilot watch was produced in the mid-1930s for civil aviation purposes. It was particularly robust and resistant to fluctuations in temperature in the range of - 40 degrees Celsius to + 40 degrees Celsius, and was also anti-magnetic.

Portugieser Reference 325

Portugieser Reference 325

At the end of the 1930s, IWC built at the request of two Portuguese merchants, a large wristwatch with the precision of a pocket watch. For this purpose, they used the pocket watch movement calibers 74 and 98. The noticeably large and striking wristwatch first was launched in 1939.

Da Vinci Quartz Electronic

Da Vinci Quartz Electronic

The first IWC Da Vinci watch was a landmark piece in terms of its movement technology. Equipped with the first Swiss-made quartz movement - which had been jointly developed by several renowned Swiss watch manufacturers - it measured time ten times more accurately than a tested chronometer movement.

Portofino Hand Wound Moonphase

Portofino Hand Wound Moonphase

With its Portofino range of watches, IWC resumed its tradition of the classic, functional round gold cases. Reference 5251, with its outstanding horological features, marked this start. In 1984 it became the lead model of the Portofino family.

IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

In 1884, IWC used the revolutionary form of the digital hours and minutes display in pocket watches for the first time. This innovative time display is being honored in the anniversary year with the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition "150 Years". Following the design of the historic Pallweber watches and as a tribute to the American IWC founder F.A. Jones, the windows of the digital display are labeled in English with "Hours" and "Minutes".

Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”

Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”

To mark its 150 year anniversary, IWC Schaffhausen presented the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition "150 Years". Limited to just 15 pieces, this stunning platinum timepiece features a white dial with a lacquer finish and blue hands. The manufacture calibre 94805 combines for the first time a constant force tourbillon with a single moon phase display that needs to be corrected by just one day every 577.5 years.

Portofino Automatic Edition “150 Years”

Portofino Automatic Edition “150 Years”

Limited to 2000 pieces, this timepiece is part of the jubilee collection celebrating the 150 year anniversary of IWC Schaffhausen. With a diameter of 40 mm it perfectly suits both ladies and gentlemen, and stuns with its blue dial, lacquer finish and rhodium-plated hands, housed in a stainless steel case.

Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Edition “150 Years”

Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Edition “150 Years”

The Big Pilot's Watch Big Date Edition "150 Years" is the first IWC Big Pilot's Watch to feature a large date display located below the "12 o'clock" triangle. Created to mark the 150 year anniversary of IWC Schaffhausen, this reference is limited to just 100 pieces.

Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”

Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”

As part of the Jubilee Collection to mark its 150 year anniversary, IWC Schaffhausen released the Da Vinci Automatic Edition "150 Years" with small seconds at "6 o'clock". With this timepiece, the manufacture calibre 82200 with a 60-hour power reserve makes its debut. This stunning timepiece features a red gold case and is limited to just 250 pieces.

FROM THE WORLD OF IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN