Adrian Maronneau discusses his key timepieces.
By Adrian Maronneau, 18 April 2013
IWC collections – Pilot’s Watches, Portuguese, Inginieur, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Portofino – are all steeped in history and the name of each has a story of its own influenced by people from around the world. Our featured watch is the Ingenieur Chronograph Racer introduced at SIHH 2013.
IWC has been owned by Richemont since 2000, but to this day all its watches are designed, constructed and tested to the highest standards at their headquarters in Schaffhausen overlooking the banks of the Rhine.
In 2008 IWC celebrated its 140th birthday by taking its six best loved vintage watches and recreating them. Their design resembles closely the original models, and they are fitted with IWC manufactured hand-wound and automatic movements..View Collection
In the 1930s two Portuguese businessmen challenged IWC to produce a wristwatch with marine chronometer accuracy. By 1939 IWC had created a timeless classic that has become one of the world’s most popular timepieces..View Collection
Inginieur is a series of watches renowned for extreme resistance to shock and changes of temperature. IWC joined a host of Swiss watchmaking manufacturers competing to create the world’s first bi-directional automatic movement..View Collection
Leonardo Da Vinci had a fascination with mechanics and is known to have made many sketches of movements. The IWC Da Vinci range embodies innovation, creative spirit and is a tribute to Da Vinci’s lifelong interest in the precise measurement of time..View Collection
SIHH 2013 took place in a snowy Geneva with crowds packing the main entrance to the hallway desperate to get a first look at some of the new products on display inside. The Watch Gallery strives to bring you pictures and footage of all...Read More..
Tuesday night at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, IWC hosted a special Race Night Gala attended by around 800 guests to launch their new range of Ingenieur watches. The latest selection of Ingenieur..Watch Video
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