Wearing the right watch can not only be aesthetically pleasing but can also represent social status and style, a good watch can make the wearer feel powerful and in control. Of course, when thinking about a watch that will achieve all of this, one needs to think about the quality and durability of the watch. Swiss watches for men are known for their intricate craftsmanship, stylish design and longevity, and the range of watches by IWC are no exception from this rule.
The International Watch Company was founded in the late 1800s by Florentine Ariosto Jones, who had a vision of creating a Swiss watch which would be of the highest quality. That vision was not ignored, and over 150 years later, this high standard of craftsmanship remains in each and every one of the pieces which are handmade by IWC.
There are seven stunning collections on offer from IWC Watches, all of which are stylish, detailed and of the very best quality. Each collection features a selection of beautiful time pieces, ideal for the man of today.
The Portugieser range is the classic collection from IWC, being the oldest range that it offers, yet remaining just as popular as ever. The collection was designed in the 1930s after two Portuguese gentlemen requested a watch which would function like a pocket watch but be worn on the wrist. Therefore, the Portugieser was created, using mechanisms usually found within a pocket watch, this piece leaves nothing aside when it comes to precision. The time pieces from this collection feature a beautifully clear, concise watch face which sits on a leather strap. With various designs on offer, the Portugieser is the perfect watch for those who like a classic, functional look.
Prices: £5,240 – £33,750
For the gentleman looking for a wrist watch which uses the most intricate technology, the Pilot’s watch collection is where that can be found. These watches feature a cockpit style design and a conical crown, which is reminiscent of original pilot’s watches. Within the Pilot’s watch range, one will find five further sub collections, these are;
- Spitfire-this range is elegant and cutting-edge just like it’s namesake.
- Le petit prince-this limited edition time piece pays tribute to the works on Antoine de Saint Exupery.
- Top gun-an immensely popular choice since 2012.
- Classic-these watches feature a design which is nostalgic to the 1930s and 1940s pilots.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery-a tribute to a writer and humanist who left behind a great legacy.
This collection of watches are extremely durable as well as being highly pleasing to the eye, making them a fashion accessory as well as a life long time keeper.
Prices: £3,890 – £26,990
With an air of Mediterranean sophistication, this watch range is highly chic, yet does not compromise on quality. The concept of this collection is to wear a watch which is understated in it’s design, a classic form of good taste. The collection features pieces which have a clear and simple watch face, with roman numerals and slim hands. The watch sits on a leather strap and faces come in a variety of exceptional designs.
Prices: £4,050 – £19,650
IWC watches created the Da Vinci collection over fifty years ago and it was renowned for its to of the range movement technology. The first watch to ever feature Swiss quartz movement, the Da Vinci has stood the test of time.
The Da Vinci collection has a range of intricately designed watch faces which appeal to both men and women due to their classic yet striking design. The leather strap has been especially designed to avoid dropping when putting on or removing the watch.
Prices: £4,790 – £36,250
This well designed and eye catching collection is a tribute to the technological advances made in the 1950s. The automatic Ingenieur, for example, features the most up to date winding mechanism of the time, alongside its simple yet luxurious visual design.
For those who are looking for a watch which is robust and durable, the Ingenieur is the ideal piece. Designed with durability in mind, this collection was intended to be fully protected from any damage. The pieces are fully water resistant and shockproof, using the aid of magnetic fields. This watch will stand every test of time and hardship.
Prices: £4,250 – £17,000
The Aquatimer from IWC watches pays homage to the original diver’s watch, making this piece a more sporty and daring option for the wearer. The most notable feature of this time piece is the interchangeable straps, a steel strap for every day wear and a rubber strap for those times when the wearer will be in water. The straps are quick and easy to switch.
The collection comes with a range of water depths in mind, featuring various bar levels and each watch is fully sealed in order to be water and dust resistant. In order to ensure divers return to the surface in a safe and timely manner, the watch features a luminous coating which enables the wearer to clearly see the watch face under water.
Prices: £4,750 – £9,700
The Jubilee collection features a range of watches spread over the entire IWC watches family and aims to pay tribute to old icons in an innovative way. These timeless pieces are, of course made to the highest quality in both aesthetics and mechanics.
Following the design of an 1800s pocket watch, the tribute to Pallweber is a unique time piece which features a digitally displayed time through windows on the clock face., the perfect watch for those who like an individual style. The watches are highly lacquered and printed to ensure that no corner of quality is left ignored, giving a time piece that will last beyond a lifetime.
Whilst there are many Swiss watch brands in the world, there are none which quite live up to the standard of IWC watches. For watch that offers style, class, exemplary quality and has been a favourite for over 150 years, there is no argument that IWC are at the top of the time piece game and look set to remain there for many more years to come.