18k Gold IWC Vintage 1950s
IWC Vintage 18ct. 36mm 18ct yellow gold case. Hand-wound movement. Silver dial with gold index hour markers, and gold Arabic numerals per quarter, with plexiglass. Central gold hours, minutes, and seconds hands. Generic brown, crocodile leather strap, with gold IWC pin buckle. Circa 1950. Watch only, with complementary black IWC travel case.
The International Watch Company (IWC) boasts a rich history in the world of Swiss watchmaking that spans more than 150 years. Founded in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones, IWC established itself as a pioneering manufacturer of high-quality timepieces.
IWC has a legacy of innovation, creating watches known for precision and craftsmanship. In the early 20th century, the company produced its first wristwatches, and in 1936, it introduced the Special Pilot’s Watch, a design that laid the foundation for its Pilot’s Watch collection. During World War II, IWC supplied watches to military forces.
The company is also renowned for producing iconic collections like the Portuguese, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, and the elegant Portofino. IWC’s commitment to technical excellence has led to the development of in-house movements, ensuring the brand’s reputation for innovation and quality endures. With a blend of tradition and modernity, IWC continues to be a respected and prestigious name in the world of luxury watchmaking.
18k Yellow Gold
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