Characteristics of IWC WatchesThe International Watch Company sought to combine the latest state-of-the-art technology with classic Swiss watchmaking techniques to create a new generation of fine watches. IWC harnessed the raw might of the Rhine itself to create their very first calibre. The Jones Calibre was named in honor of the visionary founder. Establishing a distinguished international reputation, IWC maintains the legacy of progressive innovation and precision in watchmaking. They still use top-of-the-line technology in sync with beautiful artistry that has stood the test of time. IWC creates artisan watches that are defined not only by their beauty but also by their powerful movements.
Popular IWC Watch CollectionsEmblematic of IWC, the first Portugeiser was commissioned as a wristwatch combined with the trademark precision of a marine chronometer. Watches from this collection are strong pieces with slender Arabic numerals and a railway-track-style chapter ring. These uncomplicated watches have served as a high standard for more than eighty years. For something more recent but no less dependable, Portofino watches are versatile in their appeal. Uncluttered, with easy to read roman numerals, these pragmatic timepieces are straightforward in both form and function. In the traditional round, golden casings, you will find a bold silhouette without sacrificing style.
Another classic design is on display in the Pilot collection. Evocative of the instruments found in a cockpit, these watches are renowned for their precision, engineering, and beauty. The big, conical crown of the Pilot Watch is a throwback to the earliest designs, as this shape was the easiest to grip when wearing the gloves necessitated by cockpits devoid of climate control. In this same style, the Big Pilot’s Watch pays homage to the Calibre 52 TSC, bringing the iconic classic into the modern day. The soft iron inner case protects the movement against magnetic fields, accessorized by a stainless steel or soft calfskin strap.