The pieces in the Jubilee Collection capture ( FA Jones’) penchant and passion for creativity and innovation
The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Edition 150 Years (Ref IW503405), on the other hand, is a sophisticated spin on one of IWC’s most iconic watches. This timepiece boasts the IWCmanufactured 52615 calibre with an automatic Pellaton winding system. With a solid gold rotor and two barrels, it can easily build up a power reserve of seven days. The perpetual calendar mechanism in this watch can recognise the lengths of each month, as well as leap years with no need for manual adjustment until 2100. Likewise, the double moon phase display shows the phase and position of the moon in both northern and southern hemispheres. It is also a watch that exudes timeless elegance thanks to an 18carat red gold case and a black alligator leather strap by Santoni.
With its refined appearance, the Portofino HandWound Moon Phase Edition 150 Years (Ref IW516405) is an updated take on IWC’s classic Portofino HandWound Moon Phase Eight Days. Housed in a stainless steel case with an elegant alligator leather strap, it is a watch that makes a rather strong style statement. This timepiece features a blue dial with a lacquered finish, rhodiumplated hands, and a moon phase display in silver which makes a striking contrast to the blue watchface. Only 350 pieces of this watch have been produced.
For Rambaud and everyone at IWC, the Jubilee Collection stands as a testament to the passion that built the manufacture— the same passion that continues to drive the company on in the present day.
“Today, IWC, like its founder, remains big on innovation,” he says. “Our new limitededition Jubilee Collection, which effortlessly chronicles the story of the company from past to present, is a clear example of that.”