Did You Know About These IWC Watches?
Posted: Sep 28, 2019
Luxury watchmaking is at its peak today and that is only due to certain brands that have dedicated their entirety to the growth and development of this industry. One of these brands in IWC, a stalwart not only in the court but outside the court as well. The Swiss horologist started out its journey in making watches in 1847 and has only grown in magnitude ever since. What started out as an operation to manufacture pocket watches for men, turned out to be a multinational brand with some of the best timepieces of the generation?
The high-end watchmaker has come up with many watches over the years. Some of them could not stand the test of time, while some did and went on to become icons of the modern Haute Horlogerie business. Indulge yourself in a brief study of some of these watches from IWC.
The IWC Portugieser, or the ‘Portuguese’, as it was originally known, is the flagship timepiece of the watchmaker. The brand takes pride in this masterful creation and makes sure the collection is clad with the most exciting complications. The Grande Complication is the crown jewel of the collection with a combination of moon phase, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and of course, chronograph.
IWC Portofino is probably the most simplistic representation of what a luxury watch should look like. The watch has all the complications in the IWC playbook and still gives the most subtle vibes. It simply makes you feel like the world has stopped and that time is still. What really makes this watch a true icon is that despite its lack of glamour, it manages to put you in awe.
The IWC Aquatimer is the dive watch from the Swiss watchmaker. It was originally meant to compete with other dive watches such as the Submariner and the Seamaster. Unfortunately, all IWC watches do not share the same status in the markets. Nonetheless, the Aquatimer does a wonderful job in combining astute functionality and irresistible aesthetics.
IWC Da Vinci
The Da Vinci is a classic iteration of IWC’s ingenuity and craftsmanship. The timepiece made its debut in the late 1960s as the first Swiss Quartz watch to ever be launched. Although a pretty desperate attempt by the Swiss watchmaking fraternity at that time, the timepiece went on to evolve in ways many could not have imagined.
IWC Pilot’s Watch
The timepiece is nothing short of a legend in the watch business. First appeared in 1940, the Pilot’s Watch is an icon that is here to stay. It has proved its mettle time and again, and as far as competition goes, there are only a few aviation watches that can come even close. The timepiece is bold, bulky, and rugged, traits that are quintessential in aviation timepieces.
IWC watches are a favourite among enthusiasts and connoisseurs of luxury timepieces. These watches might not have the same status as some of the more flamboyant names in the industry, but they do have integrity, quality, and substance.
Deepika is the blogger from 7 years in a lifestyle or fashion field. She always stays up-to-date with whatever is coming in the market with respect to fashion and lifestyle. She is an avid watch connoisseur and collector of Luxury brands.