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IWC Technical and aesthetic: Known for his plays with complications, including perpetual calendars, this factory, founded in 1868 in Switzerland by a German American, is also for the technical quality of its watches, like the Portuguese, can be beautiful. In recent years, IWC has the wind in its sails. According to its CEO, the company would produce between sixty thousand and eighty thousand watches a year. These models can be distinguished by their lovers simple design, ease of use of their duties, the seriousness of their movements and their prices have not yet reached stratospheric levels (the average price of an IWC turns around € 7,000). Property of the Richemont Group since 2000, the International Watch Company (IWC) was founded in 1868 in Schaffhausen by an American, Florentine Ariosto Jones, who wanted to Swiss quality watches for the American market. After two bankruptcies, the company was taken over by a local industrialist. IWC then manufactures pocket watches with digital display system according Pallweber. Dice the 1930s, the brand launched in aviator watches.Now highly prized by collectors, these watches (Mark IX, X, XI) are characterized by a large dial, robust movements, some of which feature a magnetically device. In 1938, she created what would become his best-seller: the Portuguese, designed at the request of two Portuguese traders who want a watch with a watch caliber extremely accurate pocket. In the 1950s, the automatic movements improved over Pellaton winding system, a patented winding ratchet that replaces the traditional gear and prevents energy loss. Following developments in the sports watch (the Aguatimer, waterproof to 200 meters in 1967 and the first titanium watches the market made for A. F. Porsche in 1980), IWC launches in horological complications in 1985 with Da Vinci. That's when the first wristwatch chronograph self-winding perpetual calendar program is mechanically for five hundred years to come, and that indicates the year in four digits.Added to this a clear indication of moon phase which varies only one day every hundred twenty-two years. To top it all, it comes in a ceramic package. The perpetual calendar carefree, rather simple to operate, becomes one of the specialties of IWC. It is found today in the Grande Complication, a self-winding chronograph that doubles as a minute repeater. This piece € 168,000 is made only fifty copies a year. The perpetual calendar is also present in the Da Vinci line, which has undergone a complete makeover in 2007 His new barrel housing now accommodates a perpetual limited edition: the Kurt Klaus, and especially interesting Da Vinci Digital. Launched in 2009, this automatic chronograph with perpetual calendar displayed digitally on its dial the date, month and leap years in windows SEPARATE (€ 37,100 rose gold). Also note, the Da Vinci Chronograph automatic caliber whose manufacture was by IWC (€ 10,700 steel). IWC iconic style, the Portuguese is highly recommended.This flagship line continues to grow: the factory has developed a new automatic large caliber IWC 5000, with a power reserve of seven days and a Pellaton winding, to have a sound basis for designing other modules complications. And the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar (IWC caliber 50611) evidenced in addition to its perpetual calendar and autonomy of seven days, it offers a new patented display moon phases in both hemispheres, more accurate than the Da Vinci - the difference is not more than one day every five hundred and seventy to seven years ... In pink gold with black dial, this watch is beautiful (€ 26,000). Along the same lines, the Portuguese lends to other complications, including a mystery tourbillon (€ 77,000), a minute repeater (€ 72,600) and a regulator (€ 16,000). Less expensive and just as pretty, with classic Portuguese automatic chronograph is € 5,700; a bit more expensive, simple automatic version with the small seconds, date and displaying the power reserve of seven days is € 8,900.IWC also offers a collection of pilot's watches (chronographs such as Spitfire), the most famous being the Big Show Aviator, a replica of the 1930s, with an oversized case 46.2 mm in diameter and automatic caliber seven days power reserve of manufacture. In a spirit equally retro, the released in 2008 to celebrate his one hundred and forty years, the Vintage Collection: includes the reissue of the six watches brand icons (the Portuguese, the Aviator, the Da Vinci, the Ingenieur, Portofino and I'Aquatimer) at prices ranging between € 5,000 and € 10,000 for models steel prices. In a sportier register, the brand has revamped its line in 2009 diving watches Aquatimer. This results in five new pieces displaying a nervous design: we note the Aquatimer Deep Two, with a mechanical depth gauge that measures the depth of dives up to 50 meters (12 600 €) and gold chronograph with pink version the house movement (€ 17,400).Automatic tight three needles 200 meters at € 4640 model, good value for money. Finally, in the lngenieur that the brand relaunched in 2005, on the occasion of its partnership with the German manufacturer Mercedes-AMG family, there is the arrival of a larger case model (45.5mm). These sports watches feature the nonmagnetic automatic caliber 80110 IWC, and equipped with a shock-absorbing system. In fact, the Ingenieur is one of the most robust automatic watches. IWC: Manufacture of high ie since 1868 At IWC, if there is one thing that does not change, it is the desire to make things better. This quest for perfection is not a coincidence. It dates back to the 18th century marked the rise of navigation. If Portuguese navigators and explorers could already count on astronomical coordinates, they must have the exact time to improve their sailing performance. At first, the invention of the chronograph enough for them. But later he had to innovate.In the 30s of the past century, two Portuguese merchants, Rodrigues and Teixeira, knocked on the door of IWC, looking for another solution. Large pocket watches are not practical, they wanted a wristwatch with steel, whose qualities and accuracy can match those of a marine chronograph. IWC granted their wish by integrating the 74 caliber pocket watch in a wristwatch for Mariners. Thus the legendary Portuguese family, whose saga is unique in the history of ie born. However, the history of IWC begins long before the development of this masterpiece. In 1868 as the American Florentine A. Jones, of Boston, founded the International Watch Company in north-eastern Switzerland. Since then, IWC engineers have developed countless timepieces, such as the Grande Complication, the Engineer Online, the Portuguese models, the FA Jones, the family of Pilot's Watches and the series Da Vinci Aquatimer. Probus Scafusia (proven product Schaffhausen) is an expression of the philosophy of IWC.The many technical achievements and innovations due to the Schaffhausen manufactory demonstrated convincingly for over 140 years. Today, the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar comes in a 44.2 mm casing that houses the largest automatic movement ever created. Looking through the sapphire glass, you can see the Pellaton pawl that stores in no time a power reserve of seven days with display on the dial. An ingenious mechanism ensures the correct interaction, fully automatic, 109 pieces that make up this masterpiece. With extraordinary precision, they control and activate legible displays and indicators of the calendar: in other words, seconds, minutes, hours, date, day of week, month and year indication to four digits. A number, however, does not fail to amaze: 6315840000: 1 This is the gear ratio between the second hand and the secular cursor.Then a point on the balance travels nearly 1.6 million miles in one year, the secular cursor moves only 26 degrees angle in a century after 25228800000 alternations. This is what allowed the IWC engineers mechanically programmed until 2499 this easy to use calendar. The perpetual moon phase indication is so precise that it will defer the effective stroke of the moon only one day in 577 years. The moon phase display mirroring for the northern and southern hemispheres, and the remaining days until the next full moon are clearly visible. In short: a watch that has already written the future. IWC: the maker of legends A starry technicality of bestsellers. Watches that barely born, are already cult. A vintage collection that pays tribute. A commitment to the planet ... In short: a success that 140 years. And a brand that has not taken a ride.Dire IWC is an atypical brand is an understatement. Values and variety of its products to prove it. His story, too, with American and oriental origins Swiss roots:International Watch Co. was formed by combining - if improbable- Boston Schaffhausen when in 1968 the young Florentine Ariosto Jones crosses the Atlantic to create his factory. With such genes, IWC could only become a successful brand - plural. A brand that for 140 years to gold everything that comes out of the factory, as its first watches, immediately appreciated for their durability and reliability. A brand that listens to his time in the 30s and 40s, when the pocket watch is slowing, IWC rushes into the breach of the bracelet and puts a rich period in profit technical innovations. Fruitful brand. In 1936, she conquers the sky and the audience with his aviator. Three years later, she develops a precise clock that shows the famous Portuguese. In 1955, she developed a nonmagnetic timepiece synonymous with robustness and precision: the Engineer. In 1967, the seabed inspire him Aquatimer, popular with sea lions, starting with Cousteau.At the dawn of the 70s, it's Da Vinci prototype caliber Beta 21, which thereafter will drop the quartz in favor of an automatic movement. And in 1984, the Portofino, a marvel of elegance and sobriété.ANNIVERSAIRE VINTAGEAutant iconic names of myths s. Myths that seal a reputation for engineering and creative diversity. In short, versatility: IWC is probably the only factory to build his name on six different also watch and typed captions. This year, the property brand of the Richemont Group 140 breath candles with a collection that combines this glorious past and relive these cults watches golden youth. The Pilot's Watch, the Portuguese, the Engineer, the Aquatimer, the Da Vinci and Portofino gaining in stature and offer a facelift steel and black dial, the rhythm of modern house mechanisms, tributes to the automatic series 8000 or the famous hand movement Jones. Added to this is limited to 500 pieces in platinum and silver dial, the first 140 of which are numbered and presented by set in an elegant leather edition.ORIENTATION ECOLOGIQUEDerrière the splendor of the celebration, IWC daily work for sustainable development. The socio-environmental spirit that likes to give its CEO, George A. Kern is not a fad. For several years, the brand steps up measures to maximize its energy balance. Developed in 2007 to win the title of neutral company in terms of CO2. In fact, it only provides that hydropower and can boast of a stable energy consumption in five years thanks to its green design bâtiments.Entre other recycling: rainwater, solar radiation, and a system of recovery of waste heat from waste water of the city that earned him a grant from the Federal Office of Energy. The fixed target for 2010: 90% reduction in CO2 emissions. But the highlight of this green campaign is human: IWC reward its employees for their personal environmental efforts. A lesson in corporate culture for a good corporate citizen. IWC: A strong commitment IWC made a step forward in its policy of sponsoring with the legendary Volvo Ocean Race.The perilous appointment elite skippers which the Portuguese factory dedicates to the extreme. This is a Georges Kern (CEO of IWC) casual, jeans, open shirt, tan rather for the season, that we found the day before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in the Spanish port of Alicante on October 28 . Although it is a sailing enthusiast, he has his own catamaran, it is not there for a weekend of relaxation. It works! He will also speak on the occasion of the press conference in front of the international media to announce new ties that bind IWC Volvo Ocean Race. IWC is the official timekeeper for this prestigious race. "What show our experience in terms of engineering, technology and quality," says Georges Kern. But manufacturing is not content to be a mere timekeeper. Georges Kern goes through with this commitment by deciding also to be the sponsor of the first Middle Eastern challenger in the race: the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. And that's not all, as IWC Speed Record Challenge will award one at each stage.A trophy awarded to the team making the longest distance over 24 hours. At the end of the Volvo Ocean Race, IWC Portuguese Yacht Club will present a Chronograph Edition "Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012" in the eleven crew challenger holding the record for the longest distance traveled in 24 hours members. A triple engagement that fully meets Knut Frostad, CEO of Volvo Ocean Race, which starts his speech thus: "It is a great pleasure to welcome IWC in our race." In fact, this press conference will take place naturally, as a discussion between three good friends, Georges Kern, Frostad and finally Ian Walker, skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, double Olympic medal. They evoke memories of racing, focus on the values that can unite a watchmaker and the world of the sea ... For a start signal It was Georges Kern conclude this nice moment, "Together we head on success, "while offering his two friends the first copies of the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012". A Portuguese extreme titanium with a carbon fiber dial.Note: a red graduation for the first 5 minutes and blue for the next 5 minutes on the counter allows the skipper to keep counting down the last departure with another red scale for the last 15 seconds displayed by the central hand. What assume that the challenger Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing will take no bad start ... Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition "Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012". A flyback chronograph with two counters and date window titanium 45.4 mm diameter carbon fiber dial, automatic IWC 89361 caliber, sapphire crystal, rubber strap, water resistant to 60 meters. € 12,500. The Everest of the Seas Founded in 1973, Whitbread is the first offshore racing crew. Nicknamed the Everest of the Seas as it is complex, it is now renamed as Volvo Ocean Race sponsored by the automaker. It features club monohulls considered true aquatic F1 which is the largest sail area of two tennis courts.For its 11th edition, it began in Alicante (Spain) in October and ends in Galway (Ireland) in July 2012 after nine stages around the world. This crossing 72 728 km is a challenge for the seven teams entered, each consisting of eleven men. Among them Groupama 4, the tricolor boat among the favorites skippered by Franck Gammas (bringing him JeanRichard), and for the first time, a challenger in the Middle East. Browsing the Azzam who is none other than the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, lead by double Olympic medalist Ian Walker and sponsored by IWC, the official timekeeper of the race. IWC Portuguese IWC Sidereal Scafusia upsets its standards by presenting one of the most complicated timepieces in watchmaking history. The Portuguese Sidereal Scafusia offer - for about 700,000 euros - the time the stars ... Ten years were needed IWC teams to develop this new standard which the back is much more exciting than its face. II reveals sidereal time, time stars. The uses today ie solar time carving a day 24 hours 60 minutes.In fact, the time it takes the Earth to rotate on its axis and around the sun varies by day of the year plus about 15 minutes to 15 minutes. On the front, the new Portuguese indicates central hours and minutes at noon time Sidereal, at 4:30 the power reserve (large, 90 hours) and at 9 a whirlwind constant force that ensures the accuracy of the time . Available to order only the Portuguese Sidereal Scafusia requires one year between the order taking and delivery. In defense of the factory, the watch is fully customized by the buyer, the housing metal (platinum, white gold, yellow or pink), dial color, bracelet (signed Santoni) ... and especially the map of about 500 stars associated with geographic coordinates chosen by the customer! Front also reads sidereal time to 12 h. Display a sober contrast to the reverse charge of the watch. Since we must wait one year between order and delivery, IWC has found a fun way to sweeten the wait.A key is given to the purchaser at the time of purchase, only that key will open the cabinet that will be presented a year later. The new Portuguese can be assembled by one man at the factory that performs the operation from start to finish. The class carries the 94900 reference, it is manually wound and offers 90 hours of power reserve. The display of the perpetual calendar function is debated on blogs s. If the watch gives the right day, it shows the number of days since the first day of the year, not very handy when you just want to know the date. The equation of time for the foundation of the high ie "The equation of time is the difference between the real time and average time. The real time displayed by sundials, varies from day to day because of the elliptical shape of Earth's orbit. It also varies depending on the longitude of the observer location. The average time displayed by the watch, ignore these variations and, regardless of the day of the year, mathematically divided into equal time hours.Four times a year, on April 15, June 14, on September 1 and December 24, mean time and real time merge. Between these dates, the gap increased from less than 16 minutes 23 seconds on Nov. 4, more than 14 minutes 22 seconds, 11 February. "

IWC, if there is one thing that does not change, it is the desire to make things better. This quest for perfection is not a coincidence. It dates back to the 18th century marked the rise of navigation. If Portuguese navigators and explorers could already count on astronomical coordinates, they must have the exact time to improve their sailing performance. At first, the invention of the chronograph enough for them.

But later he had to innovate. In the 30s of the past century, two Portuguese merchants, Rodrigues and Teixeira, knocked on the door of IWC, looking for another solution. Large pocket watches are not practical, they wanted a wristwatch with steel, whose qualities and accuracy can match those of a marine chronograph.IWC granted their wish by integrating the 74 caliber pocket watch in a wristwatch for Mariners. Thus the legendary Portuguese family, whose saga is unique in the history of watch was born.

However, the history of IWC begins long before the development of this masterpiece. In 1868 the American watchmaker Florentine A. Jones, of Boston, founded the International Watch Company in north-eastern Switzerland. Since then, IWC engineers have developed countless timepieces, such as the Grande Complication, the Engineer Online, the Portuguese models, the FA Jones, the family of Pilot's Watches and the series Da Vinci Aquatimer. Probus Scafusia (proven product Schaffhausen) is an expression of the philosophy of IWC.


Dice the 1930s, the brand launched in aviator watches. Now highly prized by collectors, these watches (Mark IX, X, XI) are characterized by a large dial, robust movements, some of which feature a magnetically device.In 1938, she created what would become his best-seller: the Portuguese, designed at the request of two Portuguese traders who want a watch with a watch caliber extremely accurate pocket. In the 1950s, the automatic movements improved over Pellaton winding system, a patented winding ratchet that replaces the traditional gear and prevents energy loss.

Following developments in the sports watch (the Aguatimer, waterproof to 200 meters in 1967 and the first titanium watches the market made for A. F. Porsche in 1980), IWC launches in horological complications in 1985 with Da Vinci. That's when the first wristwatch chronograph self-winding perpetual calendar program is mechanically for five hundred years to come, and that indicates the year in four digits. Added to this a clear indication of moon phase which varies only one day every hundred twenty-two years. To top it all, it comes in a ceramic package.

The perpetual calendar carefree, rather simple to operate, becomes one of the specialties of IWC. It is found today in the Grande Complication, a self-winding chronograph that doubles as a minute repeater.

 

Finally, in the lngenieur that the brand relaunched in 2005, on the occasion of its partnership with the German manufacturer Mercedes-AMG family, there is the arrival of a larger case model (45.5mm). In fact, the Ingenieur is one of the most robust automatic watches.

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