IWC Jubilee Collection Watches
Inaugurated in 1868, the Swiss watch brand, IWC is not an anonymous name to the world, and its Jubilee Collection is synonymous to class and elegance, which instantly grabbed the attention of the watch-lovers after its launch to celebrate 150 years of remarkable services of the company. In 2018, the brand unveiled a collection of 27 pieces, and all are eye-catching designs with distinctive lacquered dials, and needless to say, all are limited editions.
By paying tribute to Pilot, Portugieser, Portofino, and Da Vinci collections, no other brand can match the exquisite level of elegance of IWC watches for sure.
History of IWC Jubilee Collection
It all sprang when an American engineer and watchmaker, Florentine Ariosto Jones, started working with the E. Howard Watch and Clock Co. in Boston, but he planned to try his luck in the Swiss market with the help of his American spirit, entrepreneurship, and modern engineering technology. Founded the International Watch Company (IWC) in 1868 in Schaffhausen, Jones created pocket watches of the highest possible quality with the help of proficient Swiss watchmakers and the latest technology of that time.
Later, an industrialist family from Schaffhausen, the Rauschenbach's, took over the company following Jones' return to his homeland, the United States. It designed incredible pocket timepieces with a digital display of Pallweber, and it also introduced Swiss watches for men and women.
After providing 150 years of service excellence to the world, IWC originated updated historic designs with a new style at SIHH in 2018 and named them as Jubilee Collection, which unites through an evergreen design code to create a rare striking collection of timepieces, and it consists of five classy families, including IWC Tribute to Pallweber, Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot, and Da Vinci. Some of the outstanding watches from the Jubilee Collection are:
IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition "150 Years" (2018)
Like the iconic Pallweber pocket watches, the first-ever wristwatch with a jumping numeral module, the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition exhibits the hours and minutes using large numerals on rotating discs.
Portugieser Edition "150 Years" (2018)
Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition "150 Years"
The unusually high-level luxury timepiece, hand-wound is a 94805-caliber watch model with a 96-hour power reserve, and it joins a constant-force tourbillon with a mere moon phase display.
Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition "150 Years"
For the first time, IWC is combining a perpetual calendar with a tourbillon on the dial, and it features 18-carat 5N gold, white dial with a lacquered finish, and blued hands, of course.
Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Edition "150 Years"
The 52615-caliber watch with Pellaton winding creates a 7-day power reserve with two barrels and a gold rotor. This luxury product automatically recognizes the different lengths of the months and leap years, and it highlights the double moon display, too.
Portugieser Chronograph Edition "150 Years"
A beautiful revised edition in the Jubilee Collection, IWC Portugieser Chronograph highlights a stainless steel case, a white front with a lacquered finish, and blued hands, the see-through sapphire-glass back increases the charm of the watch.
Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition "150 Years"
By giving an 8-day power reserve, the display is on the rear side of the movement, and it can be apparent via see-through back case, and it's a purist wristwatch collection made in 5N gold and stainless steel.
Big Pilot's Edition "150 Years" (2018)
Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition "150 Years"
With an American-format display for the month, day, and date in three different windows on the dial, the Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar is the only model in the Jubilee Collection with an annual calendar. It also features stainless steel material, rhodium-plated hands, and a blue dial with a lacquered finish.
Big Pilot's Watch Big Date Edition "150 Years"
The first-ever Big Pilot's Watch with a date display highlighting large numerals beneath the triangular index at 12 o'clock is a unique masterpiece. It features designs of blue and white dials with a lacquered finish, stainless steel material, and rhodium-plated hands.
Big Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "150 Years"
By offering one of the leading Pilot's Watches, the brand originated IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition in the Jubilee design. It depicts a stainless steel case with a white dial and blued hands.
Portofino Edition "150 Years" (2018)
Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition "150 Years"
It features 18-carat 5N gold, stainless steel cases, white and blue dials with a lacquered finish, and gold-plated hands, and it combines the Portofino Hound-Wound Eight Days with a moon phase display.
Portofino Chronograph Edition "150 Years"
One of the best Swiss watches, it is a unique interpretation of the famous chronograph in a Jubilee Collection, and it offers blue and white dials with a lacquered finish and rhodium-plated hands with stainless steel cases.
Portofino Automatic Edition "150 Years"
Portofino Automatic also features the same attributes of its fellow models, and the stainless steel case makes it eye-catchy.
Da Vinci Edition "150 Years" (2018)
Da Vinci Automatic Edition "150 Years"
It highlights small seconds at 6 o'clock is the first IWC-manufactured 82200-caliber watch, and it enhances the beauty of Jubilee collection with its stunning designs.
Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition "150 Years"
As the company loves to encourage the tradition of jewelry watches since the 1990s, the case and moving lugs of Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition collection paved with 206 white diamonds of 2.26 carats.
The featured models from Jubilee Collections are:
IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition "150 Years"
The brand used a revolutionary form of the digital hours and minutes display in pocket watches for the first time in 1884 and is honored in the anniversary year with the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition "150 Years."
Big Pilot's Watch Big Date Edition "150 Years"
Created to mark the 150th anniversary of IWC Schaffhausen, the first Big Pilot's Watch offers a large date display placed underneath the 12 o'clock triangle, and it's one of the most renowned models of the collection.