Pre-Owned IWC WatchesWhether you are buying your very first luxury timepiece or adding a crown jewel to your already extensive collection, Bezel has both the rarified selection and the concierge services to help you secure the best wristwatch for you. Our carefully curated collection of pre-owned IWC watches combine aesthetically pleasing design with exceptional performance standards to honor the motto it adopted in 1903. Translated from Latin, IWC’s “Probus Scafusia” seal promises “good, solid craftsmanship” from every IWC watch.
The Legacy of the IWC BrandEstablished as the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, today’s IWC Schaffhausen (or simply “IWC”) is internationally renowned among watch aficionados as a leading maker of both dress and sports watches. IWC has a long tradition of completing every step of the development and manufacturing processes in-house, from initial engineering processes to movement apparatus construction to final case assembly.
IWC’s History of QualityUnsurprisingly, the one-of-a-kind IWC brand has a rather unique origin story. IWC’s founder, Florentine Aristo Jones, was a Boston-based engineer and watchmaker who settled in Schaffhausen, where he established IWC with a group of Swiss industrialists and investors. The result was a watchmaker that benefited from the best of Swiss craftsmanship as well as modern American production methods.
To generate energy for factory production, Jones’ business partner Johann Heinrich Moser invented a hydroelectric system that harnessed the flowing waters of the Rhine River. Shortly after going into business in 1868, IWC began pushing the luxury timepiece market forward with innovative products such as pocket watches with the advanced Pellaton winding system and the very first wristwatches with digital displays.
In the wake of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in his "Spirit of St. Louis," watchmakers clamored to develop products capable of helping pilots take crucial time measurements in the air. IWC’s contributions to this effort helped it establish a watch dynasty in the mid-1930s. With a durable rotating bezel, magnetic field protection, and a striking black dial with highly legible Arabic numerals under a set of incandescent hands, the early IWC pilot watches evolved into the British Royal Air Force-endorsed Mark XI and then the 46-millimeter Big Pilot. IWC also has watches that are dedicated to famous French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint Exupery, as well as the "Top Gun" US Navy Fighter Weapons School in Fallon, Nevada.
Key Features of IWC WatchesDriven by American entrepreneurial vision and Swiss watchmaking expertise, IWC watches have become a favorite of collectors around the world. Driven by a commitment to meticulous engineering and innovative technology, IWC has pioneered a number of unique features and enhancements, including chronographs, tourbillons, and perpetual calendars. Despite the sophisticated nature of their complications, IWC watches are quite easy to use.
In terms of resilience and aesthetics, IWC uses exceptional raw materials such as stainless steel, sapphire crystal, and various precious metals to manufacture its watches. It also stresses the importance of quality finishing that simultaneously boosts durability and enhances appearance.
Explore the IWC Collection at BezelContinuing its long history of creating watches for high-performance professionals and adventurers, IWC remains up to date with the latest technology in the world of horology. Containing only watches that have been fully authenticated in-house, the pre-owned IWC collection at Bezel has some of the most iconic and sought-after models in the manufacturer’s catalog. Let us be your source for the highest quality IWC watches, including the…
Navigating the skies of horological excellence, IWC's pilot watches
are a testament to the brand's rich aviation heritage. The "Classic" series, echoing the legacy of the 1936 IW436 'Special Pilot's Watch,' encapsulates timeless elegance. The "Spitfire" collection, while reminiscent of the Classic, is crafted in steel or bronze. The "Top Gun" series, a modern marvel introduced in 2007, showcases the brand's forward-thinking ethos.
Diving deep into the annals of maritime mastery, the IWC Aquatimer
, unveiled in 1967, set new benchmarks with its pioneering internal rotating bezel. The contemporary collection, a symphony of nine models, pays homage to the oceans with tributes like the 'Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau' and 'Galapagos Islands.'
IWC Da Vinci
In 1985, the IW3750 Da Vinci heralded a new era for IWC. This masterpiece seamlessly integrated the resilience of the Valjoux 7750 movement with a groundbreaking perpetual calendar design. Distinctively, the IWC Da Vinci's
calendar adjustments were simplified to the crown, setting it apart from its peers. This blend of user-centric innovation and unmatched value positioned IWC as a vanguard in the Swiss watchmaking realm.
Launched in 1955, the IWC Ingenieur
was crafted for professionals exposed to high electromagnetic fields. Its Faraday cage design ensured unparalleled protection. Evolving from its Mark XI pilot roots, a 1970s revamp by Gérald Genta introduced Royal Oak-inspired elements. The Ingenieur range now marries classic and contemporary, embodying IWC's innovative spirit.
Honoring its 1884 pioneering Pallweber pocket watches, IWC introduced the Tribute to Pallweber
wristwatch, showcasing hours and minutes on rotating discs. This limited edition, encased in 18-carat 5N gold, features a white lacquered dial and distinctively labeled "Hours" and "Minutes" windows, a nod to its historical lineage and IWC's founder, F.A. Jones. Powered by the in-house 94200 caliber, this timepiece seamlessly blends heritage with modern precision.
The IWC Portofino
seamlessly melds elegance and functionality. Crafted from robust stainless steel and opulent solid gold, these timepieces epitomize the marriage of style and precision. With self-winding automatic and chronograph movements, the Portofino range exudes a commanding presence, making it apt for any setting and occasion.
Originating in 1939, the IWC Portugieser
was crafted to offer the precision of marine chronometers for the Portuguese navy to two merchants who specifically commissioned the oversized watch. Housed in a groundbreaking 43mm case, it was the first to utilize a pocket watch movement. Its iconic design features a slender bezel, prominent sub-dial, Arabic numerals, and elongated leaf hands. Today, the collection seamlessly blends formality with sportiness, offering 35 diverse models, from elegant chronographs to intricate tourbillons.
IWC Grande Complication
A jewel in the Portugieser series, the Grande Complication
is a marvel of watchmaking. Comprising 659 components, this masterpiece offers 20 functions, including a minute repeater, chronograph, perpetual calendar, and moon phase. Available in limited editions of gold or platinum, it epitomizes the pinnacle of haute horology.
IWC Vintage Collection
Delving into the annals of horological history, IWC's Vintage Collection offerings stand as a testament to the brand's enduring legacy. These timepieces, reminiscent of bygone eras, capture the essence of the brand's commitment to timeless design and impeccable craftsmanship. Each watch in this collection is a nod to IWC's rich heritage, offering watch enthusiasts a glimpse into the brand's storied past while ensuring the precision and reliability that modern wearers demand.
The Bezel DifferenceBezel is dedicated to giving you the most desirable selection of pre-owned IWC watches on the market today. From long-time timepiece collectors to first-time luxury watch buyers, we tailor our concierge services to meet the specific wants and needs of each customer.
No matter who you are, we are committed to providing a smooth and enjoyable customer experience that ends with the luxury watch of your dreams on your wrist. Our state-of-the-art, easy-to-use online platform looks and works great on desktops and laptops as well as mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Through the Bezel App, you can easily shop, search, and filter our entire inventory by characteristics that include brand, price, case size, material, and dial color.
When you have made your choice, you can rest assured that you are getting exactly what you paid for. Bezel’s dedication to in-house authentication has made it the most trusted marketplace for buying or selling watches. Bezel subjects every watch that it sells to a multi-step authentication process conducted by experts from large auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Simply put, Bezel’s level of scrupulous examination and authentication analysis has redefined industry standards around the world.
Thanks to the refined knowledge of its curators, the Bezel inventory contains some of the rarest, most collectible, and most desirable timepieces available today. Beyond our in-house authentication, we offer a range of assurances through our comprehensive Buyer Protection Policy.
Are You Selling Your IWC Watch?It is just as easy to sell an IWC watch through Bezel as it is to buy one. If you are interested in selling your pre-owned IWC watch, let us do the hard work for you. When you place your watch for sale on our best-in-class platform, you get the full services of a seller concierge who will take care of all the time-consuming details, from ensuring that your watch is seen by the most qualified prospective buyers to fielding all incoming queries and negotiating a final sale. Even better, Bezel offers the lowest seller fees in the industry for what we do.
Join the Bezel CommunityBeyond our outstanding IWC collection, Bezel is a great place to buy and sell hard-to-find watches from brands that range from Tudor to Audemars Piguet. If you have enjoyed perusing our IWC collection, you may want to take a look at our Tudor, Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne, and Patek Philippe collections.
If Bezel doesn’t have exactly what you are looking for, we will find it for you. Our concierge service provides a dedicated client advisor for every user. This concierge can source any watch you want from their vast network of trusted sellers. Furthermore, your Bezel concierge will guide and advise you on issues that range from styling to pricing, helping you find and buy the perfect watch for you while answering any questions you might have.