Legendary watchmaker IWC celebrates 150 years in Australia by launching an impressive limited edition 29 piece Jubilee collection. Each of the anniversary timepieces is identified by a blue or white dial specially coated up to 12 times, then flat-polished, brushed and imprinted.\r\n\r\nThe watches with a white dial have blued hands, while those with a blue dial have rhodium-plated hands. The imprinted dials and blued hands are references to IWC\u2019s first Portugieser model IW325, from way back in 1939. Each Jubilee watch is fitted with a black alligator leather strap and bears the Jubilee insignia \u201c150 Years,\u201d as a medallion or as an engraving.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIWC opened its first boutique in Australia earlier this year in Melbourne on Collins Street and, on the occasion of the brand\u2019s 150th anniversary, will feature the limited-edition timepieces from the Jubilee collection.\r\n\r\nTo further mark this anniversary, IWC gathered its closest friends and members of the local press for an intimate dinner in Sydney. The guest list included Rockpool Founder Neal Perry, former Olympian Michael Klim and Man of Many founder\u2019s Frank Arthur and Scott Purcell among others. The event was hosted by Florian Gutsmiedl, Brand Director for IWC Australia and New Zealand.\r\n\r\nGuests tried on highlights from the Jubilee collection including the IWC Tribute Pallweber Edition \u2018150 Years\u2019 \u2013 the first-ever IWC wristwatch with a jumping numeral module; the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition \u2018150 Years,\u2019 and the Da Vinci Automatic Edition \u2018150 Years.\u2019\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGuests 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. So jealous!\r\n\r\nA short film was screened, marking the 150th-year milestone with Master Watchmaker Kurt Klaus demonstrating the intricacy and technical ingenuity that goes into every IWC timepiece. Good times were had by all.\r\n\r\nYou can find out more about IWC\u2019s Jubilee Collection online including directions to your nearest dealer.\r\n\r\nRELATED \u2013 Talking 150 years of IWC with Head of R&D Stefan Inhen\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.