IWC celebrates 150th anniversary with gala evening and star-studded guest list

CEO IWC Schaffhausen Christoph Grainger and Carmen Jorda during the gala celebrating the Maison’s 150th anniversary. © Getty Images

 

 

IWC Schaffhausen celebrated its 150th birthday and the launch of its Jubilee collection with a gala evening at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. Around 800 guests participated in the event, including IWC brand ambassadors and global stars such as actors Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper and James Marsden, as well as sports personalities Valtteri Bottas and David Coulthard. Hosted by TV presenter Tess Daly with performances by Aloe Blacc, jazz drummer Eric Harland and singer Ronan Keating were also met with rousing applause during the evening.

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, IWC is currently showcasing a spectacular Jubilee collection comprising a total of 27 limited-edition watches from the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot’s Watches and Da Vinci families at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.

 

 

CEO IWC Schaffhausen Christoph Grainger, Amanda Nevill and Franziska Gsell during the IWC gala. © Getty Images

 

 

IWC Schaffhausen CEO Christoph Grainger, Helen Svedin, Luis Figo and IWC CMO Fanziska Gsell during the IWC gala at SIHH. © Getty Images

 

 

Karolina Kurkova and Christoph Grainger during the IWC gala. © Getty Images

 

 

Xenia Tchoumi and CEO of IWC Christoph Grainger during IWC Gala. © Getty Images

James Marsden visits the IWC booth at SIHH in Geneva. © Getty Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralf Moeller attends the IWC Schaffhausen gala celebrating the Maison’s 150th anniversary. © Getty Images

Tuba Buyukustun attending the IWC Schaffhausen gala. © Getty Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Maria Yazpik, IWC Schaffhausen CEO Christoph Grainger, Moritz Bleibtreu and Franziska Gsell visit the IWC booth during SIHH 2018. © Getty Images