January 15, 2018-IWC Schaffhausen launches three limited-edition IWC watches in the special edition series of the 150th anniversary of the brand at the SIHH in Geneva. ‘Pallweber’ special edition watch, with jumping numbers. 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.
In celebrating the brand’s anniversary, IWC pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of Schaffhausen watchmakers with the special edition of IWC’s ‘tribute to Pallweber’ 150th anniversary (model: 5050). In order to inherit the historic Pallweber pocket watch and pay tribute to Mr. F. A. Jones, the founder of IWC in the United States, the digital display window is marked with ‘Hours’, ‘Minutes’. Platinum models are limited to 25 pieces, red gold models are limited to 250 pieces, and steel models are limited to 500 pieces:
Red gold case with white dial
The digital jumping time design of the window is also the most special and attractive part of this watch, which is different from other watch designs. In order to create IWC’s 94200-made self-made movement, watch designers have developed a new patented solution for use with digital displays that are quite technically demanding.
Red gold case finely polished with leather strap
The buckle uses the classic pin buckle design, and the material is also red gold.
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 display wheel’s separate wheel train system does not affect the conventional wheel train system, which ensures precise operation and a high power reserve of 60 hours.
Summary: On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of IWC, IWC has launched dozens of commemorative watches. For more detailed consultation, please click the watch home Geneva watch exhibition link: