01/16/2018
 2 minutes

New IWC Schaffhausen Watches SIHH 2018

By Oliver Siegle
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IWC Schaffhausen Tribute to Pallweber

Discover a selection of our favorite new models from IWC. We’ll provide you with the essential information as well as images of the timepieces.

IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

IWC Tribute to Pallweber
IWC Schaffhausen Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”, Image: IWC Schaffhausen

It may be hard to believe, but more than 100 years before the Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk, IWC Schaffhausen was already producing pocket watches with jumping hours and minutes. Today the so-called Pallweber watches are much sought after by collectors and represent interesting milestones of watchmaking history.

For their 150-year jubilee IWC decided to reintroduce this complex mechanism into a wristwatch. The time is displayed with three separate discs, one for the hours and two for the minutes (similar to a big date jumping every minute). The watch is hand-wound with an impressive 60 hour power reserve. In the last few decades, IWC has been famous for great engineering in watchmaking; this is one of these achievements.

  • Clear nod to IWC’s rich history and their collector’s community
  • Impressive development to create a mechanical wristwatch with jumping hours and minutes
  • Available in platinum, red gold, as well as stainless steel

IWC Portugieser Chronograph Edition „150 Years“

WC Portugieser Chronograph 150 Years
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph “150 Years”

Even though the Schaffhausen brand is mainly known for their pilot’s watches, the Portugieser Chronograph is the most successful model in various ways. Unlike any other watch in the collection, its design has never changed. The design, the dimensions, and its overall character are so perfect that it was left completely untouched for decades.

But instead of changing, IWC improved their icon with small but significant updates. This special edition now comes with beautiful lacquered dials in an elegant midnight blue or a crisp white. On the technical side, it offers something watch enthusiasts have been desiring for a long time: a modern in-house chronograph movement visible through the glass back.

  • Iconic dress watch chronograph with perfect design and proportions
  • Beautiful lacquered dial in two variants
  • Now with in-house movement instead of modified ETA base caliber

See other novelties from their jubilee collection:

IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon 150 Years
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon 150 Years, Image: IWC Schaffhausen
IWC Pilot's Chronograph Edition 150 Years
IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Edition 150 Years, Image: IWC Schaffhausen
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Handwound Eight Days Edition 150 Years
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Handwound Eight Days Edition 150 Years, Image: IWC Schaffhausen
IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic Edition 150 Years
IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic Edition 150 Years, Image: IWC Schaffhausen

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About the Author

Oliver Siegle

Oliver Siegle was not only an author but also the editor-in-chief of the Chrono24 Magazine. He helped guide the development of our magazine and shared his passion for …

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