In 1880, the Rauschenbach family takeover took over the IWC watch, and the thin and slim women’s watch movement quickly became the new favorite on the IWC’s production line. Cal. 63 and 64 movement, once launched, attracted much attention, becoming the favorite pocketbook for ladies. Since 1900, ladies began to wear exquisite timepieces as brooches or pendants. IWC is packed with a collection of exquisite cases obsessed and delighting female customers, lavishly decorated with delicate motifs, some of them adorned in Art Nouveau style.
SAVONNETTE Pocket Watch (1909)
Cal. 64 Movement • No Crown Number – Historical Design • 18K Rose Gold Diamond Set • Manual Winding
The Caliber 431 was introduced in 1954 as the smallest watch movement in the history of IWC, featuring an oval design measuring 11.3 x 15.25 mm. From 1954 to 1971, the watch movement produced about 48,000 pieces.
Women’s Watch (1958)
Cal. 431 Movement • Ref. 9753 • 1958 First Production • 18K Yellow Gold Diamonds • Manual winding
From the 1950s to the 1960s, the designs of jewelry timepieces were still dominated by elegant and practical styles. IWC decided to carefully expand the brand jewelry series, to further consolidate the leading watchmaking field status. Among them, Ref. 6101 watch can be described as a model for this period. From 1973 to 1978, this exclusive limited edition watch produced only 64 pieces worldwide.
Women’s wristwatch (1975)
Cal. 432 Movement • Ref. 6101 • 18K Yellow Gold • Manual winding
In the 1970s, IWC’s Jewelry Timepieces range has been established. During this period, at least one-third of IWC’s customer base sales came from female customers. From 1970 to 1977, the Ref. 7400 produced 69 pieces of watches worldwide.
Women’s Watch (1976)
Cal. 185 Movement • Ref. 7400 • 1976 First Production • 18K White Gold Set with 36 diamonds • Manual winding
In 1976 IWC introduced the Stain-less steel (SL) series, a collection of luxury watches made of stainless steel and stainless steel. Inspired by the first “barrel” Da Vinci, this collection adds two more new touches to create the new IWC Da Vinci product line: the Da Vinci-SL Collection. Among them, Ref. 4184 watch size is 25.5 x 20.8 mm, designed for women slender wrist made, formally launched in 1977.
Da Vinci-SL (1977)
Cal. 412 Movement • Ref. 4184 • 1977 First Production • Stainless steel • Manual winding
In the late 1970s, after German instrument manufacturer VDO Adolf Schindling AG took over the acquisition of IWC , the company was determined to innovate. For the first time, it designed and manufactured the watch case for the first time, incorporating numerous innovations such as the case of female models and male models Made of titanium. In addition, IWC has developed a new titanium coating and hardening process to nitriding titanium with a unique blend of process gases1). Engineers Günther Grötchen modulation of a unique color, known as the “Spanish olive green.” This dark green case has excellent scratch resistance and a hardness of 2,000 Vickers. In 1984, the Ref. 4508 watch produced only 20 pieces worldwide.
Ingenieur (INGENIEUR) series Ms. SL quartz watch (1984)
Cal. Q 2249 Movement • Ref. 4508 • Titanium Case • Spanish Olive Green
In 1988, IWC released the Da Vinci ladies chronograph Ref. 3735, following the iconic features of the series since its inception, equipped with a Cal. 630 semi-mechanical chronograph movement, as well as the date and moon phase Display function. The watch offers K gold and stainless steel stainless steel two material options, and another diamond and diamond-free models to choose from. IWC Da Vinci Women Replica Chronograph has become one of the most successful women’s watches at IWC.
Da Vinci Women’s Chronograph (2000)
Cal. Q 630.1 Movement • Ref. 3736 • Stainless steel