Beijing, August 1, 2018-Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is renowned worldwide for its innovative spirit and original technology. In the past 150 years, it has presented many classic watches and watches. Superb craftsmanship. Today, the IWC China Touring Exhibition opens in Beijing’s Fangcao flagship store. A full range of antiques made their debut in China, together with the new 150th Anniversary Series special edition watch to decode the legend of fine watchmaking.
This tour brings together a full range of IWC watches and dozens of antique timepieces, including the famous Jones Hunter pocket watch named after the founder, the first digital time-shifting Pallweber pocket watch; the first IWC wristwatch exclusive wristwatch Watch, the first IWC IWC pocket watch in Portugal (model: 325), the first watch equipped with the Pellaton automatic winding system, the earliest engineer series watch with anti-magnetic function, the first diving dedicated watch The IWC Marine Timepiece and the first simple and luxurious IWC Portofino watch; it also brings the perpetual calendar mechanism designed and created by IWC watch master Kurt Klaus. Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Watch. Every antique timepiece tells a legend, an era, an innovation and infinite passion.
The IWC China Antiques Tour Exhibition kicked off in Beijing’s Fangcao flagship store, which will be open to the public until August 12th. Subsequently, the exhibition will also be on display at IWC Shanghai’s Nanjing West Road flagship store from September 10th to September 23rd, sharing with watch enthusiasts 150 years of IWC’s journey in fine watchmaking. Looking forward to your arrival!
Introduction to Touring Antique Timepieces (Part)
IWC Hunter Pocket Watch-Jones R Movement (1874)
18K red gold case with Jones R movement, manually wound.
The Jones movement, named after the brand’s founder Florentine A. Jones, was the first batch of IWC-made movements, featuring elongated slow and slow hands and 3/4 large bridges. , Was exported to New York and installed in the watch case produced in the United States. As of the end of the 1870s, IWC produced about 22,000 works with Jones movements.
IWC Hunter’s Pocket Watch – Poberberg Movement (1886)
14K red gold case, powered by Pobber III movement, manually wound.
In the summer of 1884, the first batch of timekeeping figures with time-of-flight digits appeared. Time is displayed on the disk in a very modern way. About 20,000 Powell Parker pocket watches were produced.
IWC Large Pilot’s Watch-Model: 431 (1940)
Stainless steel case with 19-ream 52T movement, 6 mm thick, hand-wound.
In 1936, the first IWC Pilot’s Watch was born. Four years later, 1,000 large pilot watches manufactured in accordance with the watch watch standard came out, with a diameter of 55 mm, making it the largest watch ever made by IWC. Luminous hands and digital hour markers are embedded on the black dial, which can be read clearly in the dark; an extended strap with double-loop buckle can be worn outside the flight suit.
IWC Portuguese Watch-Model: 325 (1954)
Stainless steel case with 17-ring 98 movement, 4 mm thick.
Originating from the unique demand for nautical chronographs in the Portuguese market, in 1939, the first watches equipped with the 74 type pocket watch movement were introduced (later used the 98 type movement), with a diameter of 41.5 mm. It not only led the wave of large-scale watches, but also laid the foundation for the IWC “Portugal” series.
IWC Portofino – Model: 5251 (1984)
18K yellow gold case with 16¾-calibre 9521 movement, manually wound.
In the early 1980s, IWC continued the traditional style of its classic round gold case, and launched the Portofino series to resist the quartz crisis with the return of traditional mechanical pocket watches. This ‘pocket watch’ brings simplicity and luxury together, which is also the origin of the name ‘Portofino’, which seems to evoke the simple and unique fishing village style of the legendary Italian town.
IWC Express Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar – Model: 3752 (1998)
18K yellow gold case with 76061 movement, manually wound.
In 1985, IWC expressed the birth of the Vinci perpetual calendar watch (model: 3750), which was an important work in the revival of mechanical watches in the early 1980s. Its complex perpetual calendar device was designed and created by IWC watchmaker Kurt Klaus to achieve convenient one-click adjustment. It is equipped with a unique digital year and can run accurately for 500 years. This Da Vinci perpetual calendar tourbillon watch is equipped with both the perpetual calendar and the ‘tourbillon’ high-end watchmaking complication functions, and it is worthy of the name of Da Vinci’s genius in terms of technology or in any aspect.