If you’re a watch enthusiast, it’s highly unlikely that you haven’t come across the International Watch Company (IWC) yet. Famous in the watch world for their classic designs and impeccable levels of quality, the IWC has been leading the watch game for centuries.
Each and every single IWC replica watch is taken through rigorous testing and held up to extremely high standards before it’s put on the market. And though the brand has held on to many of the traditional features that their customers love, they continue to improve upon their development and testing process.
IWC’s commitment to quality is clearly visible in all their products. To see some real-life examples of the level of quality we’re talking about, check out our list of the best 10 IWC watches for men.
With its sturdy stainless-steel case and high quality black alligator leather strap, IWC Portugese Men’s Swiss Quartz Watch is designed to add class to your arm. You won’t need to worry about wear and tear with this classic IWC piece. As is standard from the brand, the dial window is fully constructed using sapphire crystal which is completely scratch resistant. And you won’t have any trouble telling the time despite the black dial. The silver-tone hands are clearly visible. This chronograph watch also has two subdials which display 30 minutes and 60 seconds. To add to the precision of the time telling, minute markers are visible around the outer rim.
If you’re looking for a watch to help you stand out from the crowd, you might just have found it. The IWC Aquatimer Automatic Blue Dial Mens Watch has a sleek and contemporary aesthetic, thanks to its black rubber strap and unique blue dial. With the classic IWC fixed stainless steel bezel, this Swiss-made watch comes with thick luminous silver-tone hands. The interior includes index hour markers and the minute markers are visible around the outside rim for precise time-telling.
IWC Pilot’s Top Gun watch comes with a beautiful black calfskin leather strap that’s truly resistant to wear and tear. The black ceramic case amps up the style quotient. The dial is black as well as the hands, but visibility isn’t an issue due to their luminosity. With the black on black coloring, this watch has a modern and youthful look and feel to it. You’ll find the classic IWC Arabic numeral hour markers within the dial and minute markers on the outer rim.
With its strong black rubber strap and stainless-steel casing, this IWC Aquatimer Black Dial Black Rubber Mens watch comes well equipped with all the classic IWC features. The patter of the black rubber strap gives it a slightly sporty (albeit still luxurious) look The luminous hands stand out in clear contrast to the black dial, and the minute markers are clearly visible all around the outer rim. The sturdy outer bezel is prominent and made of smooth and shiny fixed stainless steel.
With a stunning black Santoni calfskin leather strap with a red back, IWC Men’s Quartz Stainless Steel Watch is one of the most ‘colorful’ IWC watches out there. Despite the surprising splash of red, this stainless steel cased watch comes equipped with many of the most loved traditional features from the brand. This includes the fixed stainless-steel bezel and the black dial with luminescent markers and hands.
If you’re a fan of rose gold in your accessories, IWC Portuguese Ardoise Dial 18kt Rose Gold Black Leather Mens Watch is for you. A majestic looking watch that truly oozes luxury, this 18kt rose gold IWC has an old-fashioned appeal about it. With its black crocodile leather strap and ardoise dial with gold-tone hands, watches don’t get much classier than this.
If you’re looking for a traditional looking watch with a brown leather strap, this IWC Men’s Quartz Stainless Steel Watch has all the essential luxury watch features you require. With its silver dial and crocodile patterned strap, it’s certainly a classically stylish accessory for any arm. The casing is made of a luxuriously polished stainless steel, and the dial includes a handy day and date feature.
This limited edition IWC watch has a unique exterior to many of the brand’s other watches. Not only is the strap made of black rubber, but the stainless-steel casing is also coated with black rubber. Along with its black dial and luminescent hands and hour markers, the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph also comes with the classic IWC window dial constructed of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. This is a truly magnificent looking watch to behold and is bound to impress from your wrist.
Since they were first established all the way back in 1868, the International Watch Company (IWC) has been one of the best high-quality watch brands in the market. They have a company motto ‘Probus Scafusia’, which literally translates to ‘good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen.’
The International Watch Company was first started up by Florentine Ariosto Jones, who was already an expert watchmaker and experienced engineer at the time. He set up the first IWC factory in Switzerland. His aim was to combine the best of American engineering with high quality Swiss precision. Right from the start, the company was innovating in the world of watches. In 1885, they grabbed the buying public’s attention by introducing the first digital and mechanical pocket watch to the world.
The first IWC wristwatch was developed by the end of the 19th century. The next major innovation from the company came in 1944, when they hired Albert Pellaton as their Technical Director. He developed an automatic winding system which allowed a movement to be wound in both directions, while also providing great shock resistance. This remains a patented feature in IWC replica watches to this day.
To give an example of how rigorous their product testing is, one of their tests involves a watch being shaken with extreme force in a box 264,000 times.