IWC Schaffhausen – watches that inspire (my favorites)
The new entry from ‘my favorites’ series with the exceptional watches presented. This time I am showing you timepieces that inspire and wind up my passion for the luxury watches from IWC. I hope you will enjoy it.
|IWC – Ingenieur Dual-Time|
Beautiful and perfect in both technical and design terms. Inspired by Formula One. Engineering precision is the most crucial thing in such discipline. IWC combines this spirit into the Ingenieur Dual-Time watch. Self-winding mechanical movement keeps this timepiece working. The power reserve is about 42-hours when fully wound. The main complication about this Ingenieur watch is 24-hour GMT. We can see the 24-hour scale around a dial and a red-tipped hand showing the time in second time zone. A date window is displayed in the aperture at 3 o’clock. At the front we can find durable sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The water resistance in this watch is 120 meters.
|IWC – Aquatimer chronograph edition “Expedition Charles Darwin”|
This IWC Aquatimer chronograph in special edition has a huge 44mm case made of bronze, which was popular in those days because of its non-corrosive features and pays homage to the HMS Beagle that carried him on expedition to the Galapagos Islands. There is a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement “89365 calibre” with 68-hour power reserve when fully wound. It has internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system, rubber coated push buttons on the right. Date window is at 3 o’clock. The chronograph includes two subdials with 60 seconds counter on 6 o’clock and 60 minutes counter at 12 o’clock with stopwatch function. Hands, indexes and bezel elements are coated in Luminescent substance to provide legibility in the darkness. At the front in this watch is sapphire glass with antireflective coating on both sides. This watch provides 300m water resistance.
Strap is made of black rubber. On the back we can see a Darwin’s portrait.
|IWC – Small Da Vinci Big Date|
A watch from ‘Da Vinci’ family in slightly smaller version is a good choice for the people who prefer a class and elegance in a slicker way. Brilliant tonneau-shaped stainless steel case and incredibly legible date makes this watch a desirable piece. Large and pure in view stylish indexes and numerals created with a vintage style integrates really well with a black dial and a black alligator leather strap. Everything seems to be harmonious, especially when we look at the dial’s pattern. Tonneau-shaped case houses the self-winding mechanical 30130-calibre movement and it features the power reserve of 42-hours. At the front there is a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Water resistance is about 30 meters. Small Da Vinci is a really elegant and stylish piece for the real watch lovers.
|IWC – Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date|
The Portofino collection is my most favourite collection by IWC. This Portofino watch goes with a date display. I can’t even imagine a watch without a date complication, so this is a really great addition to this collection. Classic, simple and even little bit minimalistic design hits my taste perfectly. From a technical aspect this timepiece is awesome. The 18K red gold 45mm case hides an in-house hand-wound mechanical 59230 calibre movement. It features the incredible power reserve of 8 days when fully wound. This movement powers all of the complications, namely the Big Date at 12 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock and small-seconds at 6 o’clock. At the front we can find an arched edge sapphire crystal and with the anti-reflective coating.