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IWC, short for the International Watch Company, is a leading Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. Their pilot's watches are iconic timepieces, although they also have famous dress watches such as the Portugieser or the Portofino. More

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IWC Steel Automatic IW376801 new United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph White Steel/Leather 44mm - IW376801
$5,399
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Ceramic Automatic IW388002 new United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Pilot's Chronograph 46mm TOP GUN Miramar - IW388002
$8,969
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Ceramic Automatic IW501902 new United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun Miramar Grey Ceramic/Textile 48mm
$11,499
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Steel 45.4mm Automatic IW3902-10 pre-owned United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph
$7,350
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Tarrytown Jewelers
179
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IWC Rose gold 45mm Automatic IW377402 pre-owned United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Grande Complication
$115,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Rose gold 43mm Manual winding IW544705 new United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon 18K Rose Gold
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Twain Time
 
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IWC Yellow gold 41.5mm Automatic IW3754 pre-owned United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Rattrapante 3754-003
$15,500
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Sky Diamonds
114
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IWC Rose gold 42mm Automatic IW377025 new United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Grand Complication Minute Repeater Prepetual
$89,800
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Beverly Hills Watch Company
47
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IWC Platinum 42.3mm Automatic IW502219 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW502219 Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Platinum Limited...
$23,500
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Steel Automatic IW377709 new United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Black/Leather 2016 - IW377709
$4,409
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Steel Automatic IW371446 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Andover
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
$5,600
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Royal Jewelers
15
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IWC Rose gold 43mm Automatic IW392101 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch IW392101
$27,500
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC Steel 42mm Automatic IW371704 pre-owned United States of America, Texas, Austin
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IWC : Classic Pilot's Chronograph : IW371704 : Stainless Steel
$4,070
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Bernard Watch Co.
341
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IWC Steel 42mm Automatic IW500107 pre-owned United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Automatic
$8,800
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Steel 44mm Automatic IW3568 pre-owned United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 44mm Steel Men's Rubber Strap Date...
$2,819
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The Watch Outlet
191
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IWC Rose gold 45mm Manual winding IW510104 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Uniontown
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IWC Portofino Hand-Wound 8 Day, 45mm, 18k Rose Gold
$10,995
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Joyce's Fine Jewelry
24
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IWC Steel 46mm Automatic IW500201 pre-owned United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Big Pilot Slow Beat
$9,950
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Beverly Hills Watch Company
47
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IWC Steel 40mm Automatic 371401 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC 371401 Portuguese Chronograph Silver Dial Gold Numerals SS...
$6,200
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Steel Automatic IW327001 new United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Pilot's Watch mark XVIII Black - IW327001
$3,489
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Steel 34mm Automatic IW3521 pre-owned United States of America, New York, New York
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IWC Ingenieur IW3521-01 Chronometer Mens Watch Box Papers
$3,499
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Phigora
240
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IWC Steel 39mm Automatic IW325102 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Classic Pilot UTC Watch IW325102
$4,000
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC Steel 42mm Automatic IW371701 pre-owned United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC Mint IWC Classic Pilot Chronograph Black Day Date 42mm...
$3,343
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC pre-owned United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC IW371601
$7,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Titanium 42mm Automatic Ingenieur AMG pre-owned United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Mercedes-AMG IW322703 3227 Titanium...
$2,725
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The Watch Outlet
191
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IWC Rose gold 40.9mm Automatic IW371482 new United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
$12,000
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Shreve, Crump & Low
 
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IWC Red gold 42mm Automatic IW380703 pre-owned United States of America, California, Garden Grove
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph ''74th Members'' Limited Edition
$21,900
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Pristine Outfitter
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IWC 48mm Automatic IW502902 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW502902 Top Gun Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Ceramic (31267)
$22,500
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Steel 40mm Automatic IW327001 pre-owned United States of America, Texas, Garland
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IWC Pilot Mark
$3,299
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Private Seller
 
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IWC Rose gold 45mm Automatic IW516203 new United States of America, Florida, Sunny Isles Beach
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IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Day & Date IW516203
$15,000
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Trade Watches
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IWC Steel 46.2mm Automatic 2006 IW500401 new United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Big Pilots 2006 IW500401
$11,440
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC IW3750 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Andover
IWC DA VINCI PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH
$12,500
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Royal Jewelers
15
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IWC Red gold Automatic iw502609 new United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Rose
$40,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Steel 34mm Quartz IW3331 pre-owned United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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IWC Portofino 34mm Quartz Stainless Steel Leather Strap Watch...
$1,499
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The Watch Outlet
191
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IWC Bronze Automatic IW501005 new United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
IWC Big Pilot Bronze Limited Edition IW501005
$11,175
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Harley's Time LLC
374
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IWC Steel 40mm Automatic 3707 pre-owned United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC MINT IWC GST Day Date Chronograph 40mm IW370708 3707-08...
$2,494
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC Steel 39mm Automatic IW325501 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW325501 Mark XVI Black Dial SS (30991)
$3,450
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Titanium 46mm Automatic IW379201 new United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Titanium IW379201
$20,495
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Boneta, Inc.
105
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IWC Steel 44mm Automatic IW376705 pre-owned United States of America, Florida, Fort Lauderdale
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$4,225
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Daoud's Fine Jewelry
8
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IWC Steel 40.9mm Automatic IW371445 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Portugieser Chronograph IW371445
$4,900
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC Steel Automatic IW500906 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Andover
IWC BIG PILOT “FATHER EDITION”
$12,900
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Royal Jewelers
15
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IWC pre-owned United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC IW503.502
$15,100
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Steel 44.2mm Automatic IW5023-08 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar IW5023-08
$17,450
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Steel 43mm Automatic IW377725 new United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
IWC Pilot Chronograph 150 Anniversary Limited model IW377725
$7,275
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Harley's Time LLC
374
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IWC Steel 42mm Automatic IW500704 pre-owned United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC 2016 Men's IWC Portuguese 7 Day Stainless 42mm Automatic...
$6,744
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC 44.5mm Automatic IW389001 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW389001 Top Gun Chronograph Ceramic 44.5MM (30555)
$7,250
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Steel 44mm Automatic IW356805 pre-owned United States of America, Indiana, Carmel
IWC Aquatimer - IW356805 - White Dial on Stainless Steel...
$3,735
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Moyer Fine Jewelers
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IWC Steel 46mm Automatic IW502702 new United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
IWC Big Pilot
$14,700
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Luxury Time NYC
21
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IWC Steel Automatic XVI pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVI
$3,900
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC Rose gold 41mm Automatic IW371402 new United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose Gold Watch IW371402
$13,499
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Avi & Co NY
138
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IWC Platinum 42.3mm Automatic IW500104 pre-owned United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Automatic
$18,800
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Steel 42.3mm Automatic IW5001-07 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portuguese 7 Day IW5001-07
$6,950
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WatchBox
443
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IWC IW377724 new United States of America, New York, Garden City
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IWC Pilot Chronograph - Online Boutique Limited Edition
$4,995
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Private Seller
 
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IWC Steel 44mm Automatic IW376705 pre-owned United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC Aquatimer 44mm Black Galapagos Islands Edition Chronograph...
$3,043
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC Steel 41mm Manual winding 3712 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC 3712 Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante SS COMPLETE (30870)
$6,950
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC 3255 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Milford
IWC Mark XVI "Spitfire" 3255
$2,450
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The Goldenswan Inc
27
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IWC Steel 44.2mm Automatic IW503502 new United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
IWC Portuguese Annual Calendar Blue Dial
$15,950
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Luxury Time NYC
21
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IWC Steel 40.9mm Automatic IW371445 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Watch IW371445
$4,900
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC 44mm Automatic 3767-05 pre-owned United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Iw3767-05 Pvd Coated 44mm...
$3,950
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R&R Watches, Inc.
30
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IWC Rose gold Automatic IW377025 pre-owned United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Grande Complication
$80,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Steel 46.2mm Automatic IW5038-01 pre-owned United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar "Antoine De Saint...
$18,950
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Ceramic 46mm Automatic IW502001 new United States of America, New York, New York
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IWC Big Pilot Top Gun
$11,572
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Private Seller
 
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IWC Steel 39mm Automatic IW356308 pre-owned United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC MINT IWC Portfofino Steel Black 39mm Automatic Date Watch...
$2,243
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC White gold 42.3mm Automatic IW500106 pre-owned United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW500106 Portuguese 7 Day Automatic 18K White Gold / Grey...
$12,900
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC: Superb Swiss Quality Since 1868

IWC, short for the International Watch Company, is a leading Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. Their pilot's watches are iconic timepieces, although they also have famous dress watches such as the Portugieser or the Portofino.

Highlights

  • Luxury watches with in-house calibers
  • Long tradition of creating pilot's watches
  • Elegant collections like the Portugieser and Da Vinci
  • Featuring complications like tourbillons and flyback chronographs
  • Stainless steel, gold, and platinum cases

In Service of the Royal Air Force

IWC was founded in 1868 and has gone through many ownership changes, finally landing in the Richemont Group, which also owns companies such as Cartier and Dunhill. A large part of IWC's fame can be attributed to an important 20th-century invention: the airplane. During the Second World War, IWC began producing the 52-caliber T. S. C. Big Pilot's Watch with an in-house caliber and central seconds. The watch could be worn over a flight suit. It had a case diameter of 55 mm and weighed 183 grams, making it the largest watch ever made by IWC. This watch lives on in the new Big Pilot's Heritage Watch 55, which pays homage to the original timepiece.

The Mark 11, IWC's most famous pilot's watch, followed in 1948. Members of the Royal Air Force used the watch for 30 years. Its current successor is the Mark XVIII, a simple 40-mm three-hand watch made of stainless steel. Thanks to a black dial with white indices and baton hands, it's easily legible.

IWC produces around two dozen different pilot's watches. One series is named after the pilot and author Antoine de Saint Exupéry, another after the legendary British aircraft Spitfire. The Top Gun series, on the other hand, is anchored in the age of jets. Some models are split-seconds chronographs. They have a dragging counter-hand (rattrapante) which allows you to time interval periods. These watches can be identified by a third push-piece at 10 o'clock.

IWC Ingenieur: The Technical Timepiece

Another series with a technical focus is the Ingenieur. Some models are dedicated to Formula 1 racing drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The Ingenieur Automatic is considered one of the most well-known watches with its special soft-iron inner case designed to offset the influence of magnetic fields. It has a rather conservative design and a standard size of 40 mm. Other Ingenieur models have a more futuristic look and follow the trend of larger watches with case sizes of 46 mm. The Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon is primarily made of platinum and ceramic. Its in-house caliber 94800 has an impressive power reserve of 96 hours, a power reserve display, a countdown display showing phases until the next full moon, and double moon phase displays for the northern and southern hemispheres - in addition to a tourbillon. The watch has a limited run of 50 timepieces.

IWC Aquatimer: For Divers

It's almost obligatory to have a high-quality diving watch on offer if a manufacturer wants to be considered a first-class Swiss luxury watch brand. IWC has the Aquatimer. Its most advanced model is the Automatic 2000, which is waterproof to 2,000 m (200 bar). IWC introduced the first prototype in 1982 as a service watch to be used by mine divers. The 46-mm case is made of titanium, making it lightweight and robust. The Aquatimer Expedition Charles Darwin is made of an unusual valuable material, bronze. Another version of the Aquatimer, the Deep Three, has a mechanical depth gauge. All Aquatimers have a mechanical external/internal rotating bezel that prevents the wearer from accidentally moving the inner bezel, which records dive time.

IWC Portugieser: The Classic Dress Watch

The International Watch Company showcases another side of themselves with the Portugieser, the Portofino, and the Da Vinci. The Portugieser is a classic, elegant timepiece. It was first produced in the 1930s when two Portuguese merchants requested a large, precise watch from IWC. Models are available in stainless steel, red gold, and platinum. Watch experts consider the Portugieser Chronograph (reference number 3714) to be one of the most successful watches of its kind. The Portugieser allowed IWC to compete on a level with luxury brands like Patek Philippe. The Portugieser is available in many different varieties, including models with a perpetual calendar, minute repetition, or a moon phase indicator. Calibers with tourbillons are also present in the collection. Unlike other conservative dress watches, the Portugieser uses Arabic numerals for hour indices instead of Roman numerals.

IWC Portofino: The Elegant Timepiece

The Portofino is not so stylistically different from the Portugieser. It's named after the picturesque Italian town of Portofino, located near the city of Genoa. The simplest version of the watch is a two-hand watch without a date display and a case made of either 18-karat red gold or stainless steel. It features the manual, in-house caliber 59060. A power reserve display on the caliber is visible on the reverse side. The similar automatic version with caliber 35111 has an additional seconds hand and date display. There are also versions with multiple complications, such as a chronograph or moon phase indicator. Some models experience an increase in value due to diamond-set dials and bezels.

Da Vinci: The Extravagant Timepiece

The elegant Da Vinci immediately stands out from the other IWC collections with its tonneau-shaped case. Comparable watches are available from competitors such as Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre, both of which also belong to the Richemont Group. Vintage Da Vincis with a round case exist; they are simple three-hand watches with a date display and stainless steel case. However, the Da Vinci is also available in versions with intricate complications and rose or white gold cases, such as the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month. Its mechanical chronograph movement 89800 has many extras, such as a perpetual calendar, leap year indicator, flyback function, and a large, double-digit date and month display. The case is made of 18-karat rose gold.

Buying Advice

Are you interested in buying a luxury watch from one of the biggest names in Swiss watchmaking? For years, IWC has been creating watches beloved by collectors and experts alike.

The watches in the Mark X series have an excellent reputation as pilot's watches. A well-maintained Mark 11 from the 1950s goes for around 7,000 euros, making it twice as expensive as a new contemporary Mark XVIII model. The larger pilot's watch with a split-seconds chronograph costs around 8,000 euros. The purist aesthetics of these watches can be traced back to their functions; they're designed to be used as cockpit instruments by pilots.

The diving watch Aquatimer is an interesting alternative to Rolex's Submariner and Omega's Seamaster. Prices start at 4,000 euros for a new stainless steel entry model. Red gold versions of the Deep Three with a titanium case cost over 12,000 euros.

The Ingenieur covers a wide price spectrum. The robust, Spartan-like Ingenuier Automatic is a completely different watch than the complicated Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, which has more of a Hublot feel. Vintage Ingenieur quartz watches are available for 2,000 - 3,000 euros. A new Automatic starts around 4,500 euros. The most expensive Ingenieur models cost over 10,000 euros. The higher price tags are due to intricate calibers with multiple complications and the use of materials such as ceramic and carbon.

If you're looking for a more classic dress watch, then the Portugieser or Portofino are good choices. A new, stainless steel Portugieser chronograph starts around 5,000 euros. With a tourbillon or a rare complication like a minute repeater, the price rockets to 70,000 - 80,000 euros. Red gold or platinum cases are standard in this price range.

Some older versions of the Portofino are comparably more affordable, as they're powered by quartz movements. You can find well-maintained vintage models for less than 2,000 euros. A new Portofino Automatic costs around 3,000 euros, although it isn't powered by an in-house caliber. Instead, the 35111 caliber, which is based on the Sellita SW300-1, ticks away inside this watch. A white gold Portofino with complications like a moon phase indicator or a chronograph costs around 20,000 euros.

The Portugieser and the Portofino aren't IWC's only stylish dress watches. The tonneau-shaped Da Vinci is also a classic, elegant timepiece. The Da Vinci didn't always have a tonneau shape, however. You can find vintage models with round cases and quartz movements for around 2,000 - 3,000 euros. At the upper price range of the Da Vinci series are the new Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month timepieces with red gold cases, which are available for around 27,000 euros. If you want a Da Vinci with a platinum case, you should plan to spend over 30,000 euros.

The History of the International Watch Company

IWC has a unique history, as it's a Swiss company founded by an American. The founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones (1841 - 1916) was a watchmaker and engineer in Boston. He had a leading position with the watch manufacturer E. Howard & Company. However, Jones was searching for a way to combine Swiss watchmaking with modern American finishing techniques. He was attracted to a company based in Switzerland, where the wages were comparatively low at the time. The Bostonian traveled to Europe and met with the industrialist Heinrich Moser, who owned a hydroelectric power station in the town of Schaffhausen am Rhein. The name of this town is still written on the dials of IWC watches to this day.

Moser also produced watches and the two became business partners. Jones founded the International Watch Company in 1868. At first, he rented a few rooms from Moser in a factory, but eventually he moved into his own building. The business did not do very well; exporting to the USA turned out to be difficult due to high import taxes, and there wasn't enough demand. IWC failed and Jones bowed out of the company. A bank in Schaffhausen took over the business and in 1874, IWC became a public limited company.

In 1880, after another bankruptcy, Johannes Rauschenbach bought the company. His family ran the business for decades and across generations. Even the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, became a shareholder in the business when he married Emma Rauschenbach. In 1929, his brother-in-law, Ernst Jakob Homberger, bought his shares and began running the company. His son, Hans Ernst Homberger, superseded him in 1955. He was the last Homberger family member to run IWC. The Quartz Crisis, increasing gold prices, and the falling dollar resulted in H. E. Homberger selling the failing business in 1978 to a German company, VDO Adolf Schindling AG. The company was well known for their speedometers. That same year, VDO acquired another Swiss company, Jaeger-LeCoultre. In 1991, when VDO became a part of the Mannesmann Group, both luxury watch companies went as well. The phone company Vodafone purchased the Mannesmann Group in 2000. Vodafone passed IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Lange Uhren GmbH (!{man- alangesoehne,A. Lange & Söhne}) from Glashütte to the Swiss luxury goods concern Richemont. IWC is still part of this concern to this day. Other manufacturers such as Panerai and Baume & Mercier are also members of the Richemont concern.

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