To mark its 150th birthday and the debut of its celebratory Jubilee collection in Australia, IWC gathered its closest friends of the brand and members of the local press for an intimate dinner at Riley Street Garage in Sydney’s trendy Woolloomooloo. Key VIP guests, including artist Alesandro Ljubicic, Olympic swimming gold medalist Michael Klim, celebrity chef and Rockpool founder Neil Perry, and award-winning surfboard designer Hayden Cox, were joined by Florian Gutsmiedl, Brand Director for IWC Australia and New Zealand, for a private viewing of the new limited-edition collection.

As guests tried on highlights from the 29-piece Jubilee collection such as the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition ‘150 Years’ – the first-ever IWC wristwatch with a jumping numeral module; the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition ‘150 Years’; and the Da Vinci Automatic Edition ‘150 Years’, they were also treated to oysters served with smokey truffle, fresh sashimi tacos and juicy eye fillets, which were tastefully paired with whiskey sours, champagne and St Hugo wines.

A short film on IWC’s 150th-year milestone starring its Master Watchmaker Kurt Klaus was also screened and, on show, a skilled watchmaker demonstrated the intricacy and technical ingenuity that goes into every IWC timepiece.

IWC opened their first boutique in Australia earlier this year in Melbourne on Collins Street and, on the occasion of the company’s 150th anniversary, will feature the limited-edition timepieces from the Jubilee collection.

Source: IWC