IWC has long been synonymous with seeking beauty in simplicity, and this example exemplifies that ethos. This piece might be the perfect dress watch. The 36mm case measurement may seem small by today’s standards, but the proportions between the case and dial and everything in between are perfectly calibrated. The case style is very elegant, similar to the Calatrava model by Patek Philippe.
This model is designed so it appears to have a slim profile from the side, perfectly designed to peek out just enough under the shirt or jacket cuff. The watch with the center-seconds capturing the eye of the wearer. The watch is fitted with IWC’s well-respected caliber 89, which was constructed to be a workhorse movement with simplicity, reliability, and robust performance in mind. IWC started using this movement in the late 1940s with the IWC Mark XI models commissioned by the British Ministry of Defense and continued using the movement well into the 1970s. With decades of solid performance and success of this caliber, IWC went on to create several movements based on this caliber that we see in some of its modern pieces today.
This beauty is fully 18k rose gold and has an eggshell-colored 3-6-9 dial. The lugs are in a particular shape, which gave it the name ‘Sharky’. A beautiful watch with an elegant character to give to your lover or treat yourself. Start your one tradition and make this masterpiece yours!