1980s IWC Yacht Club II “Jumbo” ref. 3312
Founded in 1868, IWC is a Swiss company founded by Florentine Ariosto Jones, an American watchmaker motivated by the combination of Swiss knowledge and American technology. Today, IWC is recognized as one of the great names in the industry, renowned for its passion, innovative solutions and technical ingenuity.
Since then, IWC has succeeded in becoming one of the world’s top ten brands in the luxury watch segment, creating masterpieces of fine watchmaking, combining high precision and masculine design. It has produced some of the most desirable watches, such as the Portugieser, Portofino, Aquatimer, Ingenieur, De Luxe and pilot’s watches.
Introducing IWC’s reference 3312 Yacht Club II: a timeless masterpiece designed by the legendary Gerald Genta. This large 38 mm variant exudes a sporty, elegant aura that captures the essence of Genta’s iconic creations. With its slender hexagonal case and perfectly integrated bracelet, this timepiece offers exceptional comfort and style on the wrist.
The Yacht Club II is powered by a high-quality Swiss quartz movement, a testament to IWC’s commitment to precision and reliability. This in house caliber 2250, designed by the famous watchmaker, ensures precise timing and impeccable performance. Another important and appreciable element is that the choice of a quartz caliber has enabled this edition to be slimmer than its predecessors. In the field of quartz watches of its time, this reference stands out as a captivating option, rivaling even the esteemed offerings of other luxury brands.
This particular example of IWC’s reference 3312 is a rare piece, featuring an excellent black dial, unpolished and virtually unstretchable case and bracelet. Its retro charm is enhanced by the captivating “Yacht Club II” text on the dial, a detail that attracts attention and appreciation.