The six watch families – Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser, Engineer, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Portofino – embody the innovation of four generations of watchmakers and embrace the broad expertise of IWC.
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IWC Schaffhausen was founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones. The International Watch Company has been producing handmade mechanical timepieces for almost 150 years now, known all over the world for their attention to detail, high quality, exceptional precision and timeless design. The six watch families – Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser, Engineer, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Portofino – embody the innovation of four generations of watchmakers and embrace the broad expertise of IWC.
The model series Pilot’s Watches is inspired by one of the most important inventions of the 20th century: the airplane. The series consists of more than 20 different watch models that are named after famous pilots and legendary airplanes. The watches stand out because of their robust look and details inspired on aircraft cockpit instruments. The Pilot’s Watches series combines classic elements of watches from the 1930s with today's state-of-the-art technology.
The IWC Portugieser was introduced in the early 1930s as a tailor-made watch for two Portuguese merchants. Today, Portugieser timepieces retain their international allure and are known for their special craftsmanship and Swiss precision. This classic-looking watch shows the hours in Arabic numerals and is provided with rare complications such as a perpetual calendar, a moon phase display and a minutes repeater. The Portugieser collection has luxury enclosures made of platinum, stainless steel and red gold.
With the Ingenieur, IWC delivers a technically oriented watch series. Ingenuity, craftsmanship and a combination of complications offer a broad spectrum of timepieces. The automatic models are among IWC’s best-known watches: the modest design of this timepiece contrasts with the unique magnetic field protection. The Ingenieur Constant Force is an extremely precise watch thanks to its innovative tourbillon. The watch is made of platinum and ceramics, and contains an impressive manufacture caliber with a power reserve of four days. The dial also shows a double moon view, one for the southern and one for the northern hemisphere.
The collection of a Swiss watch manufacturer is not complete without a special high-quality diving watch. From the Expedition Charles Darwin – made of bronze – to the Deep Three with its mechanical depth gauge, Aquatimer models are produced with expert precision and equipped with the most advanced complications. The Automatic 2000 is known worldwide as the figurehead of the Aquatimer collection. The watch is used by professional divers because the ingenious timepiece continues to function at up to 2000 meters depth.