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IWC Dress Watch 18k
Created to become a classic
Founded in 1868, IWC Schaffhausen has a rich heritage of crafting exquisite timepieces that combine precision engineering with timeless elegance. Continuing this tradition, we proudly present an exceptional IWC watch with a peach-colored dial, designed to captivate watch enthusiasts with its allure.
Embodying the artistry of traditional watchmaking, this timepiece features a manual movement, ensuring precise timekeeping and a connection to the age-old craftsmanship that defines IWC. The applied markers and numerals on the dial add depth and sophistication, creating a visually captivating experience.
At the heart of this remarkable watch beats the caliber 89, a testament to IWC’s dedication to excellence in movement design. This mechanical masterpiece guarantees reliable and accurate performance, further enhancing the appeal of the timepiece.
Encased in 18k yellow gold, the 36mm case exudes luxury and refinement. The warm hue of the gold harmonizes beautifully with the peach-colored dial, creating a harmonious visual composition that is both elegant and distinctive.
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International Watch Company, better known as IWC Schaffhausen, was founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. The company specialized in Aviation watches and is currently operating under the Richemont Group umbrella.
IWC introduced its first pilot’s watch in 1936. An inner rotating pointer could be used to keep track of take-off times and the escapement was anti-magnetic, to cope with the magnetic fields from the cockpit instruments.
In 1939, two Portuguese distributors ordered a large wristwatch with pocket watch movement and another iconic IWC line was born: the Portugieser. Today, particularly the dressy Portugieser chronographs are popular among IWC aficionados.
When Europe plummets into WWII, IWC is commissioned by both sides of the conflict to supply military watches. The two best-known examples are the Dirty Dozen field watches for the allies and the big pilot, known as Beobachtungsuhr or B-uhr, for the German Luftwaffe. The latter would form the design template for the later Big Pilot range.
Towards the end of WWII, IWC developed a new military movement, known as Cal. 89. When the war ends, the tough caliber is fitted to civilian watches. The Cal. 89 watches, many in classic Calatrava style, remain popular among collectors until today. In 1948, the Cal. 89 is fitted to the Pilot Mk XI, another popular vintage reference.
1955 Saw the introduction of another influential IWC model: the Ingenieur. IWC used its expertise in magnetic resistance to manufacture a watch for engineers and scientists, working with magnetic fields. This is two years after Rolex introduced the Milgauss for the same clientele.
In 1967, IWC branches out into water sports. The Aquatimer is introduced as a serious divewatch. The more casual Yacht Club is launched alongside for all-purpose daily wearing.
IWC remained innovative, being among the early adopters of the brand new quartz technology, for instance. But the house also recognized the value of heritage, building on its historic Pilot and Portugieser ranges. The result is a broad scope of all sorts of watches, for all sorts of people. Through it all, IWC maintained a reputation as high quality watchmakers.
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