What makes IWC such an extraordinary watch company? No don’t Google for the answer. Swing by the IWC 150th anniversary exhibition that’s happening from now till 13th May. Occupying the level 1 atrium of ION Orchard, this sprawling exhibition will showcase the company’s most definitive historical creations, along with highlights from the new Jubilee collection. The space has been designed in the industrial style of the IWC manufacture in its early days.
By now you must have already seen the quirky yet cool IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years featuring a mechanical digital time display. Now you’ll get to see the original timepiece that inspired that watch: a Lepine Pallweber III pocket watch made in 1886.
IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating our 150th Anniversary with a retrospective exhibition that will run from 1st May 2018 to 13th May 2018 at Level 1 Atrium, ION Orchard, Singapore. Catch a rare glimpse of the historical pieces from our archives, and also the showstoppers from the new Jubilee collection. #IWC150 Click on the link in our bio for more details.
In addition, discover the 10 most iconic watches that IWC has ever designed and manufactured. These watches have travelled all the way from IWC’s archives in Schaffhausen and include the Special Watch for Pilots Ref. 436 from 1936 as well as the Yacht Club Automatic Ref. 811 from 1967. The latter is one of the first IWC watches to be made with a blue dial.
On the more contemporary front, a glorious line up of new Portugieser models will greet all eager watch enthusiasts. The Portugieser is without doubt IWC’s most successful classic timepiece and this year the manufacture has already launched five limited edition pieces to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Ranging from grande complications to everyday models, the watches are either fitted with blue or white lacquer-finished dials.
The Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition 150 Years in platinum offers exceptionally high levels of precision with regard to timekeeping as well as the moon phases, which only needs one adjustment after 577.5 years.
The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition 150 Years in red gold is the first IWC model that combines a perpetual calendar with a tourbillon regulator.
The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Edition 150 Years in red gold stays powered for seven days thanks to the highly efficient Pellaton winding mechanism, which you will learn all about at the exhibition.
The Portugieser Chronograph Edition 150 Years in steel or red gold and the Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition 150 Years in steel or red gold will please even the strictest haute horlogerie purists.
The IWC 150th Anniversary Exhibition will run from 1st May to 13th May 2018 at the Level 1 Atrium of ION Orchard Singapore.