Schaffhausen, January 15, 2018-IWC Schaffhausen launches three limited-edition IWC in the special edition series of the 150th anniversary of the brand at the SIHH in Geneva IWC “Pallweber” special edition watch with hour-jumping figures. This is the first time IWC has put the hours and minutes on a wristwatch. As early as 1884, the watch factory used the time display in pocket watches in this revolutionary way.

IWC “tribute to Pallweber”
150th Anniversary Special Edition (Model IW505002)
Pocket watches display hours and minutes in large numbers on a rotating display. However, such an innovative time display was too avant-garde at the time: this watch sold well for a while, but in the following years it was out of sight. As we celebrate the brand’s anniversary,
 IWC specializes in the 150th anniversary edition of the IWC “tribute to Pallweber” (model: 5050
A tribute to the pioneering spirit of Schaffhausen watchmakers. In order to inherit the historic Pallweber pocket watch, and to the founder of the United States-based IWC IWC watch F. A.
Mr. Jones pays tribute. The digital display window is marked with ‘Hours’, ‘Minutes’. Limited edition of 25 pieces in platinum and 250 pieces of red gold
Pieces, limited to 500 pieces in stainless steel:

–Platinum case, white dial, lacquered finish, blue dial, blue seconds hand (model: IW505001)
– 18K red gold case, white dial, lacquered finish, white display disc, blue second hand (model: IW505002)
– Stainless steel case, blue dial, lacquered finish, white display disc, rhodium-plated second hand (model: IW505003)

 In order to create the IWC-manufactured 94200 movement, the watch designer has developed a new patented solution to match the technically demanding digital display. Previous Pallweber pocket watch discs were driven by open gears, and the one-minute disc of this movement was powered by a separate wheel train system with a proprietary barrel. The release mechanism connected to the watch’s own wheel system releases every 60 seconds and then re-locks. After 10 minutes, the one-minute disc will drive the ten-minute disc and switch to the next position. Every 60 minutes, the hour wheel jumps to the next hour number. The power of the separate wheel train system of the display panel does not affect the conventional wheel train system, which ensures precise operation and a high power reserve of 60 hours. Like the previous Pallweber pocket watches, the display dial is driven by a linkage with a star wheel (Geneva driver) and can be moved relatively easily forward or backward through the crown.

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