IWC Cal. 8541




IWC is one of the brands that is best poised to explode and watches like this, beefy 36mm automatics will be at the forefront.

How do I know? It’s a simple equation – If its brand importance and size plus design and movement beat its price comps, you’ve got a winner.

First, it’s signed IWC, the famous swiss manufacturer operating since 1868. Not only has IWC produced some of historys favorite watches (from the big pilot to the the ingenue) but if IWC were to be absent from any major luxury watch shop it would certainly be noticed.

This watch is a comfortable 44mm lug to lug. Its 36mm of stainless steel wears so substantially, larger than a Datejust, without question. Its size is emphasized by a convex dial – sort of an optical illusion – creating depth and pulling the viewer in.

Now, its movement – the caliber 8541, a famous, revered evolution of the 85. IWC developed the 85 family of movements for 15 years and the star of the show is the Pellaton winding system, providing ultimate efficiency in winding, higher shock resistance and durability, one step beyond reliable.

It’s important, substantial, painfully beautiful and powered by a worthy movement, to say the least. IWC is one of the brands that is poised best to explode, I have no doubt. And watches like this will be at the forefront.

Featured in todays episode of Lug2Lug!

Maker: IWC
Case Diameter: 36 millimeters
Lug Width: 18 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Condition: Great condition, no serious nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Great condition, slight spotting throughout.
Bracelet: Exotic Strap
Movement: Automatic Winding 8541