The IHC introduced a series of four replica IWC watches, including a very amazing watch, in front of SIHH 2018 in December. IWC Tribute to Pallweber, a standalone piece not included in the existing collection, is a specially produced clock to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Schaffhausen brands. This edition of one of the biggest pocket watches that IWC ever made can still be used with the same digital time and minute display steel.
Tribute to Pallweber is not a famous work of the 1960s, it is a complete original watch based on one of the most iconic pocket watches ever made at IWC, Pallweber. This 1884 pieces showed an attractive display based on the digital representation of hours and minutes. Based on the Pallweber system developed in 1884 and developed by Salzburg-based watchmaker Joseph Pulverber, we showed hours and minutes on a rotating disk with large numbers.
Spacious white lacquered dial is very minimal. At 12 o’clock there is an opening for digital display of time. This is clearly labeled with respect to the design of the pocket watch. Below that, when approaching the middle of the dial, another opening for the digital display of minutes is clearly displayed. Finally, at 6 o’clock you will see a subdial indicating the number of seconds running, which is useful for design symmetry. There is nothing extra on the dial, the choice of fonts holding two different displays together and two black rings creates a very Art Deco atmosphere.
This modern wrist is a watch, but still insists on using the same display in a famous pocket watch created by Josef Pallweber. This is a truly original watch as it uses its own design code, not part of the current series. For example, a large case (45 mm diameter, the same as IWC) is similar to a watch lagged pocket watch that was added later. However, this structure makes the watch very compact with the wrist, making it easy to wear. In addition, the thickness is limited to 12 mm.
In terms of movement, we will find the same caliber as the newly developed Red Gold version with a caliber of 94,200. This movement depends on a complex twin architecture. Because the jump instruction requires enormous energy, this movement has two different main springs and gears. The first classically supplies power to the timing portion of escapement and movement. Seconds provide the energy needed to advance the disk one minute.
A release mechanism that establishes a connection to the main wheel train of the watch unlocks the train every 60 seconds and locks it again immediately. The 10 minute disk cleverly bitches the disk itself. Every ten minutes, a 1 minute disk jump will release the disk from the 10th disk and the 10th disk will move to the previous position. Finally, every 60 minutes, the time ring jumps to the next number. This ensures accurate rates and power reserve of 60 hours.
In terms of looks, it also applies to modern production of IWC, thin Geneva stripes, large caliber, small balance wheels, blue screws, diamond polish bevels. One of the bridges has 18K gold medals, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the brand.
The IWC tribute to Pwweber version “150 Years” is driven by the company’s IWC Caliber 94200. It is a manual winding movement that beats at 4 Hz and provides a 60 hour power reserve. Oddly enough, the IWC has not sent us the image of movement, but you can see it on the sapphire display back and the inlaid 18k gold medalind celebrating the 150th anniversary of IWC will appear. You can expect IWC’s normal high-level decoration.