The Economic Observer reporter Xu Simiao the meaning of the classic is a perfect match of Necessity and Contingency, just as previous Schaffhausen watchmakers burst the precision craft and inspiration. However, as to IWC, so many classic that people could not attend – the magazine has reported IWC has launched six engraved watch for the founding of 140th anniversary, where to stop drilling. Introduced only this year, the other back to life of the classic watch, I’m afraid the limited layout can not enjoy other words, only the Silver Sea cockle readers.
Portuguese Tourbillon 5N rose gold watch Ref.IW5042
One minute to “fly” tourbillon, Buhler Dayton Automatic system and 7 days power reserve of the Portuguese Tourbillon, must be undoubtedly to IWC which on is the most complex watch beautiful watch one of the most sought after. not only can prying tourbillon mystery from the small window of the dial, and hiding in the bottom of the table behind the transparent sapphire glass, is a bigger secret: globally unique 50,900-type movement – currently the largest one of the automatic watch movement .
Cousteau Divers Chronograph Ref.IW3782
The legendary Cousteau famous diving exploration ship “card cases Ipsos” No. long retired early due to damages, but the ship for the hundreds of thousands of people, still has a symbolic significance. IWC in 2006 issued a “Cousteau Divers” special edition re-launched this year, another diver “charity” watch in order to raise funding for repairs Calypso number. The end of the watch of the table set with a small piece of wood from the Calypso number, quite memorable.
Grande Complication rose gold case model Ref.IW3770
This watch new entrants rose gold, platinum and gold watch case with models limited the cumulative production of 50 pieces per year. With 659 separate mechanical parts, features 21 extend to the audible range from the dial, which lasted 7 years design and manufacture of unique three repeater device, you can use the button case started sliding side to the time the most miniature orchestra shell, tone clear and melodious.
Da Vinci perpetual calendar Kurt Klaus Sepcial Edition Ref.IW3762
This is an advertised “Some opportunities never come back” watch, before launched the platinum and rose gold watch is almost sold out, the original calendar released the same time the device configuration da Vinci watch, made of stainless steel strap, in addition to moon phases display, four-digit year display and in the end of table carved statue of Kurt Klaus and rare limited edition of 3000 degrees in the world, it must be brought a collection of nations trend once again inevitably.
IWC Design Director Guy Bove
Q: this year, IWC launched the latest series of the classic engraved watch, because it is engraved, the designer can do little things, right? ;
A: (laughs) is not the case, re-interpretation of the classic series, is to make modern people are able to receive the most primitive and the impact of moving from the IWC. But taking into account the aesthetic needs of people, the dial diameter of the original version is increaser than Vintage Series watch, and our task is the need for new materials, new manufacturing processes based on the proportion to keep this series watch the continuation of the visual and aesthetic concepts of heritage, it is a very important and very difficult work.
Q: What made you come to IWC chair design? Can you describe what you know about the character of IWC?
A: I can answer you the two questions together, I went to IWC because my personality is very consistent with IWC. I am a dynamic person, and to some extent both traditional and modern thinking, IWC is so, we both complement each other.
Q: as a design director, will you personally design watch?
A: Yes. But my work is not limited to a simple design, but how to coordinate the design, manufacturing, engineering and many other inter-sectoral convergence, in fact, this year you can see I have a lot of watches in the design, of course, more credit is the IWC strong design team.
(Economic Observer reported, “quality of life” special issue)