IWC brings Tribute to Pallweber to SIHH 2018


Not So New

They previewed this watch online about a month ago.  The watch world went nuts.  Not over the watch but the printing quality and the finish of the enamel dial.  Yes, I noticed it, too, but quickly moved on as it was more a “proof of what’s coming” concept.

The Tribute to Pallweber

A tribute to F.A. Jones – the American watchmaker who founded IWC – the windows of the digital display are labelled as “Hours” and “Minutes”

One watch, three finishes. REF 5050

The enamal dials a simply put- beautiful.  The take multiple trips through the furnace and there is a high failure rate. The ones that survive look fantastic and are quite durable.

  • 25 watches will be made in platinum
  • 250 in red gold
  • 500 in stainless steel



28,800 A/h | 4 Hz 50
60 h Hand-wound

Water resistant to 3 bars. (30 feet)  Oh yes, who cares. No one will be swimming with this watch .  Maybe washing dishes.  The red gold is ~$36K.

Would I wear this watch?

Yes. definitely.  I love the digital read out.  The enamel dial is amazing.   And look at that movement finishing on the exposed underside.


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