I’ve admired IWC for a long time, but in all honesty have been drawn to their newer models, particularly the Portuguese. Their history – from American roots back in 1868 – is a rich one. The Schaffhausen-based manufacturer is known not only for it’s succession of high-end models but also for the revolutionary in house pellaton winding system.
I’m sure that anyone reading this blog can do their own research so I’ll instead just say how delighted I am to have found a Yacht Club (reference 1811) dating from 1979 and housing the original pellaton 8541B movement; within what is essentially an unworn watch in perfect condition. it’s both similar and very different to my Grand Seiko, and there’s no doubt that it’s fitting company.