Watches of Switzerland’s team of 50 highly-trained and approachable staff has a total sum of over 200 years experience in the industry and speak many different languages – including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese.
With boutiques in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s largest authorised Swiss watch retailer.
After 10 years of importing luxury Swiss watches into Australia, Eric van der Griend estabilished Watches of Switzerland in 1996.
Today, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s leading official watch specialty store with 20 brands and over 4,000 references of Swiss watches.
Shop CF30 Canberra Centre
Canberra 2601, ACT
L09, Luxury Precinct, T2 International Terminal
Melbourne Airport 3045, Victoria
Tel: 03 9338 0882
Monday – Sunday 6am – 11pm
Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Serbian assistance available.
294 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: 03 9671 3388 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
199 George Street, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: (02) 9251 0088 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
|Brand :||IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN|
|Model Number :||IW590302|
|Movement :||IWC-manufactured movement, Manual-winding|
|Calibre :||94805 Calibre|
|Crystal :||Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides|
|Functions :||Tourbillon with integrated constant-force mechanism, Moon phase display, Power reserve display|
|Water Resistance :||6 Bar|
|Bracelet Strap :||Brown calfskin strap, Strap width 22 mm|
|Power Reserve :||96 hours Power Reserve|
BIG PILOT’S WATCH CONSTANT-FORCE TOURBILLON EDITION “LE PETIT PRINCE” PLATINUM
1300 808 135
The 94000-calibre is a hand-wound movement with two barrels, which provide the necessary energy for a number of different complications. The 94800-calibre version provides higher torque to drive the constant-force tourbillon and additionally, powers the moon phase and the power reserve displays. In the 94900 version, it provides the power needed for the astronomical module in the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia. This extravagant timepiece features displays for sidereal and solar time, the times of sunrise and sunset, and shows the section of the night sky currently visible. In the 94200 calibre, the second barrel powers the separate wheeltrain for the discs of the digital Pallweber display for the hours and minutes.
IWC integrated a patented constant-force mechanism into a tourbillon, which ensures that the amplitude of the balance – and thus the watch’s accuracy – remain absolutely constant, initially by disconnecting the escapement from the direct flow of energy generated by the gear train. The energy is stored temporarily in a balance spring and dispensed to the escape wheel. In the process, the tension in the spring is increased once a second and the seconds hand in the tourbillon advances in one-second steps. This ensures an extremely regular and precise rate over a period of at least 48 hours. After approximately 2 days, the mechanism switches from constant-force mode to normal mode, as indicated by the one-fifth-of-a-second movements in the seconds hand.
The IWC-manufactured 94805 calibre also features a perpetual moon phase display. The little prince stands on the moon. A 96-hour power reserve is stored in two barrels.