First Look: Inside IWC Schaffhausen's Pop-up Store Celebrating 150 Years

Watches & Jewellery

April 19, 2018 | BY Erica Fong

From now until June 10, explore the heritage of the Swiss watchmaker at Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay


Take a virtual tour through the IWC pop-up and read the highlights below:

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Celebrating 150 years

Luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a special pop-up store at Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay. Open to the public from April 19 to June 10, 2018, the two-story pop-up is an interactive experience for watch lovers.

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First Look: Inside IWC Schaffhausen's Pop-up Store Celebrating 150 Years
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A journey back in time

Celebrating the brand's heritage, the IWC pop-up features an industrial design that is reminiscent of the original IWC factory, as depicted on the walls. Wooden chairs and exposed brick walls add to the vintage vibes. 

Look out for the giant "time machine" on the ground floor that has been set to the year 1868, the year IWC was founded.

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Limited edition watches

Head upstairs to see displays of iconic IWC watches, including the Pallweber Edition 150 Years wristwatch, IWC’s first watch to feature jumping numerals in a digital display, and a jubilee collection of 29 limited-edition models from the Da Vinci, Pilot’s, Portofino and Portugieser families.

Each watch family has its own corner in the pop-up space, fitted with elements that best represent it (the Pilot's corner is shown above).

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Urban Coffee Roaster

Got time for a cuppa? In between all the watches, stay caffeinated with some high-quality brews by artisanal coffee house, Urban Coffee Roaster.

The coffee cups even have IWC-customised sleeves (in the form of different watches) that can be turned into Instagrammable wrist candy.

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Scan the QR code

While you're there, take part in an interactive game with clues taken from the IWC watch collections. All you have to do is complete at least three checkpoints to score yourself an IWC tote bag to take home as a souvenir.

See also: Inside IWC's Aviation-Inspired Bar In Geneva

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