On December 27, 2013, IWC’s advanced custom watch crafts China tour exhibition came to Tianjin, exhibiting 6 series of classic products and long brand stories, and presenting the essence of watchmaking technology such as perpetual calendar. One of the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watches will be shocked to debut, the watch is worth more than 700,000 francs, equivalent to nearly 5 million yuan, making watch fans in Tianjin feasting.
之一 One of IWC’s most famous and world-renowned watchmaking technologies is the perpetual calendar. The ‘IWC Advanced Watchmaking Exhibition’ is dedicated to show the brand’s outstanding achievements in the complex mechanical function of the perpetual calendar.
的 IWC headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
猎 Hunter pocket watch with Jones movement, produced in 1874. Between 1868 and 1874, IWC produced a number of timepieces named after the company’s founder Florentine Ariosto Jones. The movement of this pocket watch is equipped with an ultra-long hand that adjusts the speed called the ‘Jones arrow’, which simply, cleverly and accurately ensures the frequency of the balance wheel, and also proves the IWC technology The strength of innovation.
L 伥 INE open face digital display pocket watch produced in 1885
The first masterpiece of IWC’s six major watch series-seen from the top clockwise: 1967, marine timepiece automatic watch; 1955, engineer automatic watch; 1939, Portuguese watch; 1969, Da Vinci watch; 1936, Mark Nine Pilot’s Watch; middle: 1984, Portofino
IWC watchmakers are assembling and debugging the movement. IWC has always been pursuing the realm of precision engineering of movements, and regards it as the brand’s watchmaking spirit. Adhering to the essence of innovation and extraordinary craftsmanship, IWC continues to create brilliant achievements and masterpieces for fine watchmaking.
50000 movement series: This movement series is characterized by super large eye-catching. This series of large-scale movements are equipped with outstanding devices not seen in automatic movements (including the famous Pellerton winding system), and a balance wheel with Breguet hairspring, which is extremely accurate. In addition, its 7-day power reserve also represents a major advance in the development of automatic movements.
59000 movement series: The newly developed 59000 movement for Portofino manual winding eight-day power reserve watch faithfully inherits the tradition of 50,000 movements. The movement has a large size and accurate and reliable performance.
The 59210 is the first IWC manual-winding movement with an 8-day power reserve. The movement is equipped with a power reserve indicator, a date indicator and a small second hand with a stop mechanism.
89000 movement series: This movement series adopts innovative chronograph display device. The combination of chronograph dial shows the hour and minute chronograph, as if a ‘watch in the table’, so that the wearer can see the timing results at a glance.
The IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar watch (pictured in white gold model IW503203) is one of the brand’s most popular complex mechanical watches. It is equipped with a 7-day power reserve of the IWC-made 50,000-calibre movement, which includes the date, week, and month. The perpetual calendar of four-digit years and the permanent moon phase profit and loss display are extremely sophisticated and extremely precise.
The core charm of excellence in precision mechanical engineering
The ‘IWC Advanced Watchmaking Exhibition’ opened on December 27th on the second floor of Tianjin Hisense Plaza for a period of 10 days. The exhibition design is inspired by a precision movement, centered on a beautiful silver ‘gear’, with black ceramic texture, creating a low-key and noble kingdom of watches. The exhibition distinguishes three areas of watch masterpieces, watchmaking craftsmanship, and peak starry sky. The exhibition area includes dozens of complex mechanical timepieces belonging to the Portuguese series, engineer series, and Portofino series. And after ten years of intensive research and development, the pinnacle of the IWC watch, the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watch, under the mysterious starry sky, shows the time technology and art.
凡 Extraordinary perpetual calendar The masterpiece of advanced watchmaking
As everyone knows, one of IWC’s most famous and world-renowned watchmaking technologies is the perpetual calendar. The ‘IWC Advanced Watchmaking Exhibition’ is a collection of the brand’s outstanding achievements in this complex mechanical function of the perpetual calendar.
The perpetual calendar design is an innovation of watchmaking genius. This mechanical masterpiece fully considers the complexity of leap years: it identifies all the years that are divisible by 4 but cannot be divided by 100 (such as 2012), and the hundred years that are also divisible by 400 (such as 2400). year). These leap years have 29 days in February. Years that are divisible by 100 but not divisible by 400 (such as 2100, 2200, and 2300) are not leap years. In the above case, calendars equipped with a pointer display generally need to be adjusted by the watchmaker by one day on March 1. The digitally displayed calendar can be adjusted by the wearer. The century display of the IWC Perpetual Calendar watch continues to accurately display the calendar, and it does not need to be adjusted until December 31, 2499. Relying on the perpetual calendar technology, IWC Zoran ranks among the world’s finest watches.
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Watch (Model: 5032) is one of the brand’s most popular complex mechanical watches, which can be called the dazzling focus in this exhibition. The perpetual calendar equipped with this fascinating and timeless work is sophisticated and precise. It is equipped with a 7-day power reserve IWC-made large-scale calibre, which includes the date, week, month, four-digit year perpetual calendar and permanent The moon phase profit and loss display is the most ideal combination of functions for complex watches.
The date, day of the week and month of the Portuguese perpetual calendar are clearly set on three small dials, which are very easy to read. Classic disc moon phases—whether single moon phases or northern and southern hemisphere moon phases—are generally set at the ’12 o’clock’ position. The Portuguese perpetual calendar watch has increased the moon phase wheel and modified the number of teeth, thereby greatly reducing the error rate. The heir to the wearer of this watch, theoretically, can not go to 577.5 years until the moon phase display is left to the watchmaker to adjust the day’s error. In other words: according to the current level of human knowledge, only the moon in the sky can be more accurate than it.
Customized Starry Sky
Since 1868, IWC has inherited and created unique timepieces in Schaffhausen with avant-garde spirit, perfect rigorous attitude and pure tradition. Today, IWC’s unparalleled extraordinary achievements are condensed on the most complex and expensive pinnacle of the brand-Portugal Sidérale Scafusia. This masterpiece, which was born after ten years of in-depth research, has successfully equipped the watch with solar day, stellar day and astronomical display. This watch was created to precisely combine different astronomical displays. When it comes to the attention of this new sophisticated watch, it is the dial of the constant-power tourbillon. In addition, the back of the watch is not inferior, neatly displaying the star map, horizon, geographical coordinates, sun day, stellar day, sunrise and sunset display, and day, night and dawn hours in a small space. Even more impressive is that the perpetual calendar is also displayed on the back of the watch with a circular pattern.
The perpetual calendar is connected to the edge of the case back, displaying the current time of the day, the time of the star, and the time of sunrise and sunset, and is accompanied by a 24-hour arrow mark. The central night sky design with a yellow engraved horizon shows the location of the night sky chosen by the wearer. IWC’s engineers use the coordinates of individual locations to calculate the angle of the horizon, and then mechanically control the cams displayed at sunrise and sunset. The wearer not only owns an extraordinary watch, but also can choose the stars to show the night sky in a specific geographical location. The background of the night sky is further equipped with polarization filters, which are displayed in gray and blue at day and night time, respectively.
Each Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watch is unique. In addition to the personalized star map on the case back, buyers can also choose a series of case materials and dial designs, as well as the color and materials of the strap. In view of the time required for personalization, and the complicated design and installation of watches, buyers need to wait about one year after purchasing. Of course, exclusive customization is always worth the wait.
Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen focuses on technology and innovation, and has continuously created watches of lasting value since 1868. The company is eager to pursue innovative craftsmanship and original technology, and has won wide acclaim internationally. As one of the world’s leading brands in the field of professional luxury watches, IWC combines high precision performance and unique design to create a model that reflects the highest state of fine watchmaking art. As a company with environmental awareness and social responsibility, IWC actively promotes sustainable production, supports the work of children and youth organizations around the world, and maintains close cooperation with climate protection and environmental protection agencies.