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Wrist Diaries is infectiously addicted to fine watches. We’re always looking for an opportunity to talk about timepieces– whether made by renowned Swiss Brands who’ve been in the industry for decades and even centuries in some cases, or made by passionate independent watchmakers. It’s our passion, devotion and enthusiasm that makes our horological heart tick faster.

About IWC Watches

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The IWC, originally known as the International Watch Company, is a luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868, the International Watch Company is a brand that is recognised and revered worldwide.

The company started by manufacturing pocket watches by incorporating traditional methods of watchmaking. The IWC was symbolic of a culmination between the ‘American pioneering spirit’ and the perfected craft of highly skilled Swiss watchmakers. Already known throughout the world, IWC watches in India have successfully gained popularity and admiration as well. By using a concoction of traditional craftsmanship and modern engineering, the IWC has designed some of the most sought-after luxury watches in current times. When it comes to the cost of entry, IWC watch prices in India have been set pretty competitively to make these engineered marvels available within a justifiable price range.

With a dedicated team of 650 employees, the watches produced by IWC are crafted with sheer passion, while making use of cutting-edge technology.

The list of IWC watches distributed by Kapoor Watch Co. is as sumptuous as the watches themselves. The list includes the IWC Aquatimer, IWC Da Vinci, IWC Ingenieur, IWC Pilot’s Watch, IWC Portofino, and last but not least, IWC Portugieser.

IWC Aquatimer

The Aquatimer from IWC was a result of the growing popularity of amateur scuba diving. It was 1967 when the first IWC Aquatimer saw the light. It was the Ref. 812 AD, a device with a water resistance of up to 200 metres. The collection offers watches that can go to depths of about 2,000 meters. The timepieces are symbolic of an era of maritime designs and mechanical ingenuity. IWC aimed at focussing on the elegant side of dive watches and that is exactly what it did with the Aquatimer. The watches boast of features such as depth gauges, split minute hand, rotating bezels, and even chronographs that work under water.

IWC Da Vinci

The IWC Da Vinci was launched in 1969 in an attempt to take the fight to the Quartz Crisis that brought havoc over the Swiss watchmaking industry during the 1970s and the 1980s. The watch was, in fact, IWC’s first Quartz powered watch. It featured a hexagonal shaped case, another first for the brand. The timepiece used the Beta 21 calibre, a Swiss-made Quartz movement that was the result of a collaboration between 21 Swiss horologists. Over the years, the watch received various modifications, but the present design only showed up in 2008.

IWC Ingenieur

Originally, IWC Ingenieur was launched in the 1950s. It was a time when tool watches were on the rise and highly in-demand. The watches were especially popular for the soft iron inner core that prevented effects of electro-magnetic waves. But the Ingenieur we know about is the one that was launched in 1976. It was designed by the legendary watch designer Gerald Genta. The watch ended up being unique as he based the design on a diver’s helmet and revealed the screws and bores.

IWC Pilot's Watch

The Pilot’s Watch Collection is significant because of many reasons. One of the most prominent ones being that it is what made IWC a household name when it came to tool watches. The first one to ever be made was the B-Uhr, a massive aviation watch that was built for the German Air Force. The second watch to follow this design language was the Pilot’s Watch Mark 11. The ‘Big’ Pilot’s Watch, however, made a comeback once again in 2002 when IWC launched the 47 mm freak in all its glory.

IWC Portofino

The IWC Portofino is the definition of the Dolce Vita era. The watches are classic, aesthetic, and are abundant in style. The first watch was launched in 1984 after years of demand for a timeless timepiece. IWC aimed at achieving effortless elegance with the Portofino and that is exactly what it did with the watch. The entire collection is today a magnificent example of grandeur, workmanship, and pure horological excellence.

IWC Portugieser

The Portugieser is IWC’s finest creation till date. It was created in 1939 with the launch of the Ref. 325. This was an era where guaranteeing accuracy was not child’s play. Unlike today, the options for movements were limited and rather scarce. The first Portugieser, or as it was originally known ‘Portuguese’, used a Calibre 74 hunter watch movement. This marked the beginning of the journey of one of the greatest watches ever made. Today, the timepiece is a symbol of excellence and finesse in Haute Horlogerie.

IWC Watches' Prices For Men - Women


Best IWC Watch Price In India Prices
IWC Big Pilot’s IW501002 Watch For Men ₹ 913000
IWC Pilot’s IW377714 Watch For Men ₹ 354000
IWC Portofino IW356517 Watch For Men ₹ 311000
IWC Portofino IW391021 Watch For Men ₹ 1012000
IWC Portugieser IW371491 Watch For Men ₹ 528000
IWC Portugieser IW500705 Watch For Men ₹ 850000
IWC Portugieser IW503401 Watch For Men ₹ 2788000
IWC Aquatimer IW329005 Watch For Men ₹ 354000
IWC Da Vinci IW458309 Watch For Women ₹ 937440
IWC Portofino IW458109 Watch For Women ₹ 679000
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FAQ

Questions related to IWC watches

1) When was IWC founded and who owns it currently?
IWC is a Swiss luxury watch maker which was founded in 1868 by Florentine Ariosto Jones. The company is nowa part of luxury goods house Richemont.

2) Where can I buy authentic IWC watches?
An authentic IWC watch can either be purchased at an official IWC boutique or at a luxury watch retail chain authorised by IWC like the Kapoor Watches Co. Kapoor Watch Co. has been the face of luxury retail watches in India since 1967 and continues to be so to this day. Contact your nearest store to make a purchase.

3) Can I buy genuine IWC watches online?
Yes you can. You can buy a genuine IWC watch through the Kapoor Watch Co. website. You can also visit the store for a more personal experience. IWC watches are premier luxury timepieces and therefore only authorised luxury watch retailers like Kapoor Watch Co. have the retail rights of such watches.

4) Can you suggest me the best shop to buy IWCwatches from?
Kapoor Watch Co. is the best place to purchase authentic IWC luxury watches. KWC is the authorised retail partner for IWC and has been the face of luxury watches in India since 1967. Kapoor Watch Co. has 10 stores spread all across Delhi NCR. Find the nearest store here.

5) Can I purchase the battery of my IWC watch online?
IWC watches do not have batteries. They have mechanical movements that are either automatic or hand-wound.

6) What are the latest IWC watches launched by the brand?
* IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire ‘The Longest Flight’
* IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph
*IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium


7) Among the range of IWC watches, which collection is the most expensive?
There are many IWC watches that can be referred to as the most expensive watch. However, this title belongs to the Siderale Scafusia. The limited edition timepiece is a masterpiece from IWC and is probably the finest creation in all of Haute Horlogerie. Another close second would be the IWC Portugieser Grande Complication being priced at INR 1,47,50,000. As the name suggests, the watch has a combination of the most intricate complications, that is, the chronograph, the minute repeater, the perpetual calendar, and the moon phase. You can call us at +919910555111 or you can contact your nearest Kapoor Watch Co. store to place your order.

8) Which IWC watch collection is the most popular?
IWC has numerous watch collections in its catalogue that have grown close to watch connoisseurs over the years.Picking one is a really tough task but if you had to choose one, it has to be the Big Pilot’s collection. The Big Pilot’s family has been with the brand for a long time now and it is available in multiple variants. Check-out the similarIWC collections:
IWC Portugieser
IWC Da Vinci
IWC Portofino

9) Which are the top IWC watches?
IWC Pilot’s IW377714 Watch For Men
IWC Portofino IW356517 Watch For Men
IWC Aquatimer IW329005 Watch For Men
IWC Da Vinci IW458309 Watch For Women
IWC Portofino IW458109 Watch For Women

10) Do IWC Watches come with warranty? Can I know the warranty period for an IWC watch? What does the warranty cover?
Yes, of course. IWC watches do come with warranty. The standard warranty period of IWC watches is 2 years. In addition to that, Kapoor Watch Co. is an authorised after-sales service provider for IWC watches in India.
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• Issues and defects at the time of purchase.
• Issue in the timepiece during warranty period.
Note: The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or damage caused by accidents, lack of care or negligence.

11) Are all the IWC watches on the website in stock?
The watches on the website are running models. Most of them are in stock and the ones that aren’t can be procured given that they are available with the brand. In case you are looking for an IWC watch that is not on the website, you can always contact us for related info. Simply leave a query on the website or call us at +91 9910555111.

12) Are all the IWC watches on the website authentic?
Kapoor Watch Co. is an authorized retailer for IWC watches in India and gives you the guarantee of original IWC timepieces. Kapoor Watch Co. strictly discourages counterfeit watches, piracy and other malpractices.

13) Do you have IWC watches for women?
Yes, we do. The IWC Portofino and Da Vinci collections have some of the finest luxury watches for women. Some of the most popular IWC watch collections for women are:
IWC Portofino 
IWC Da Vinci 
IWC Ingenieur 
You can get in touch with Kapoor Watch Co. at +91 9910555111 or leave a query on the website.

14) Is there a difference in IWC watch prices on the website and in the stores?
No, there is no difference in watch prices on the website and in the store. All watches are sold at the MRP. To get more details about prices and discounts, get in touch with Kapoor Watch Co. via the website or call us at +91 9910555111.

15) Do you offer after sales service for your IWC watch collection?
Yes, we do. Kapoor Watch Co. is an authorized after sale service provider of IWC watches. It has a dedicated team of IWC certified experts whospecialize in watch servicing and repair. Feel free to contact us via the website or call us at +91 11 41349738.

16) How should I take care of my IWC watch?
IWC is a luxury watch brand. The watches are premier timepieces that need the utmost care. Here are some tips that will help you take care of your watch:
• Frequent cleaning is a must. Use soapy water and a toothbrush to clean metal bracelets. Use a soft cloth to dry afterwards.
• In case of a leather strap, avoid exposure to water to prevent deformation and prolonged exposure to sunlight to prevent discolouration. Avoid contact with oils, grease, and cosmetics as leather is permeable.
• Make regular servicing a habit. The watch should be serviced once every 2 years. • Try and avoid prolonged exposure of an IWC watch to direct sunlight to maintain the longevity of leather strap.
• Avoid bringing the watch in contact with any type of chemicals like solvents, detergents, perfumes, cosmetic products etc.
• Screw-in the crown carefully to prevent any water from getting inside the mechanism.
• Always rinse the watch with warm tap water after swimming. It is also suggested to get the water resistance of the IWC watch checked at authorised service centres at least once a year.
• Try and avoid extreme temperature changes. ( > 60 degrees Celsius, < 0 degree Celsius)

17) Where do I get my IWC watch serviced?
You can get IWC watch servicing done right here at the Kapoor Watch Co. Service Center. Our service center is located at D-15, South Extension-II, New Delhi-110049. For any queries, feel free to contact us.

18) Is the servicing for IWC watches free?How much does it cost?
No, watch serving is not free, unless the watch is under warranty. (Check out T&C for warranty coverage on Q10.) Servicing and repairing luxury watches is an intricate and skillful task. In addition to that, our servicing facility houses few of the most skilled and certified personnel at work. We are equipped with Swiss calibre machines that make us a ‘state of the art’ watch servicing facility. The cost for servicing depends on the watch model and the brand. We have a standard servicing cost as directed by the brand. Additional charges may apply based on the watch parts that need beto repaired or replaced.Click here to contact our service centre directly for any type of issue regarding IWCwatches.

19) Do you deliver watches?
Yes, Kapoor Watch co. delivers watches free of cost in the Delhi/NCR region. For places falling outside the designated area for free-shipping, an additional delivery charge will be levied over and above the cost of the product. The watch will be delivered to you within 5-6 business days.

20) Do you provide insurance for IWC watches?
No, Kapoor Watch Co. does not provide insurance services for IWC watches.

21) Do you have a return policy for the watches?
Kapoor Watch Co. has no return/refund policy for IWC watches. A return or refund, depending upon the circumstances, is only possible if the watch is found damaged at the time of purchase or delivery.

22) Can I exchange my IWC watch?
Once the invoice is issued and warranty card is assigned to the buyer, the watch cannot be exchanged.
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