IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN LAUNCHES JUBILEE COLLECTION IN CELEBRATION OF 150TH ANNIVERSARY

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Schaffhausen, 15 January 2018 – IWC Schaffhausen unveiled three limited-edition “IWC Tribute to
Pallweber”

Wristwatches with jumping numerals at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie
(SIHH) in Geneva, as part of the Jubilee collection, to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary.
The company is incorporating a digital hours and minutes display in a wristwatch for the very first
time. IWC started using this form of time display in pocket watches back in 1884. The display was a revolutionary development for its time.

The historic Pallweber pocket watches showed the hours and minutes in large
numerals on rotating discs. Yet the innovative time display was ahead of its
age: the watches were only a commercial success for a brief period before
disappearing from the scene after a few years. To mark its anniversary, IWC is
recognising the scale of this pioneering exploit by Schaffhausen’s watchmakers
with the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 5050). As a
reference to the design of the historic Pallweber watches and a tribute to
F. A. Jones – the American watchmaker who founded IWC – the windows of
the digital display are labelled as “Hours” and “Minutes”. A total of 25 watches
will be made in platinum, 250 in red gold and 500 in stainless steel

– Platinum, white dial with lacquered finish, blue display discs, blued seconds
hand (Ref. IW505001)
– 18-carat red gold, white dial with lacquered finish, white display discs, blued
seconds hand (Ref. IW505002)
– Stainless steel, blue dial with lacquered finish, white display discs, rhodiumplated
seconds hand (Ref. IW505003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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