Reference Numbers in Recent Catalogues

The International Watch Company catalogues have been issued with both a calendar year (e.g. 1991) and a financial year (e.g. 1991/1992), but what seems to be important is the date in the last few pages. Both the 1991 and the 1991/1992 catalogue have April 1991 on page 164 and are otherwise identical. Recently IWC has issued all the catalogues with a financial year (e.g. 2002/2003), but it is the first year (e.g. 2002) that is the year of issue, and the catalogues referred to in the table below use the year of issue.

I have not seen a 1992 (1992/1993) or a 1997 (1997/1998) catalogue and would be interested in either acquiring the catalogue or the data to complete this table.

The catalogues from 1988 are the same size and format and are not that scarce, whereas editions prior to 1988 are more difficult to find. Happy catalogue hunting and I hope this table proves useful in the interim.

Please remember when using the table that some watches were available after they were deleted from the retail catalogue. IWC may have chosen to only show some models in the retail catalogue, some may have been shown as available in the "dealer book" or remained on a dealers' shelf as "new-old-stock".  I have chosen to show only one image, reference numbers may be available in different metals, with different dials, etc.

The IWC home page has the current collection and the catalogue is also available in PDF format. Older PDF catalogues for 2010, 2011 and 2012

All images are copyright International Watch Company.

Reference

Catalogue Year

Reference

1850 1988 1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996





















1850
1868





1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















1868
1876


1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















1876
2008
1988
1989
1990
1991


























2008
2009


1990
1991
N/A
1993
























2009
2010





1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003














2010
2050







1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















2050
2532
1988
1989




























2532
2533


1990
1991


























2533
2534





1993
1994
1995






















2534
2550





1993
1994
1995






















2550
2551





1993
1994
1995






















2551
2552






1994























2552
2553







1995
1996





















2553
2701
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999


















2701
3201



















2007










3201
3209


1990
1991
N/A
1993
























3209
3224

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3224
3225

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3225
3226








1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















3226
3227

















2005
2006
2007
2008









3227
3228



















2007










3228
3231




















2008
2009
2010
2011






3231
3233




















2008
2009
2010
2011






3233
3233 Laureus























2011






3233 Laureus
3234



















2007
2008









3234
3234 Climate Action



















2008









3234 Climate Action
3236





















2009
2010
2011
2012





3236
3236 Adventure Ecology




















2009








3236 Adventure Ecology
3236 Plastiki























2011






3236 Plastiki
3239

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3239
3239 Laureus


























2015


3239 Laureus
3240




























2016

3240
3241






1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998



















3241
3244


























2014
2015
2016

3244
3247 Top Gun Miramar



























2016

3247 Top Gun Miramar
3251 Classic











1999
2000
2001
2002















3251 Classic
3251 Spitfire















2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010







3251 Spitfire
3253 Classic











1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005












3253 Classic
3253 Spitfire















2003
2004
2005












3253 Spitfire
3254




















2008
2009
2010
2011






3254
3255 Classic


















2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






3255 Classic
3255 Spitfire


















2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






3255 Spitfire
3255 Father & Son



















2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015


3255 Father & Son
3256 Classic


















2006
2007










3256 Classic
3256 Spitfire


















2006
2007










3256 Spitfire
3261 Antoine de Saint-Exupery



















2008









3261 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3262
























2012
2013
2014
2015


3262
3264

























2013




3264
3265
























2012
2013
2014
2015


3265
3270




























2016

3270
3270 Le Petit Prince



























2016

3270 Le Petit Prince
3290


























2014
2015
2016

3290
3331
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















3331
3332
1988





























3332
3341


1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998



















3341
3360
1988





























3360
3361
1988





























3361
3506
1988





























3506
3508

1989
1990
1991


























3508
3513
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















3513
3514


1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996





















3514
3516
1988





























3516
3518

1989
1990
1991


























3518
3521





1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000

















3521
3522





1993
1994
1995






















3522
3527











1999
2000
2001
2002















3527
3528










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















3528
3531








1996
N/A
1998
1999


















3531
3532










1998
1999


















3532
3533















2003
2004
2005
2006











3533
3536










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003














3536
3537










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003














3537
3538
















2004
2005
2006
2007
2008









3538
3540
1988
1989
1990
1991


























3540
3541

1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















3541
3545
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















3545
3546







1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















3546
3547





















2009
2010
2011
2012
2013




3547
3548
















2004
2005
2006
2007
2008









3548
3548 Cousteau















2004
2005












3548 Cousteau
3557


























2014
2015
2016

3557
3563



















2007
2008
2009
2010







3563
3564



















2007
2008









3564
3565























2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

3565
3568





















2009
2010
2011
2012
2013




3568
3580


























2014
2015
2016

3580
3610























2011






3610
3703



1991
N/A
1993
























3703
3705






1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998



















3705
3706 Classic






1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005












3706 Classic
3706 Spitfire















2003
2004
2005












3706 Spitfire
3707










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003














3707
3711





1993
1994
1995






















3711
3712







1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004













3712
3713 Classic








1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005












3713 Classic
3713 Spitfire















2003
2004
2005












3713 Spitfire
3714










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

3714
3714 Boris Becker
















2005












3714 Boris Becker
3714 Laureus

















2006











3714 Laureus
3715













2001
2002
2003
2004













3715
3715 Jan Ullrich















2004













3715 Jan Ullrich
3717 Classic

















2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






3717 Classic
3717 Spitfire

















2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






3717 Spitfire
3717 Antoine de Saint-Exupery

















2006











3717 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3717 Laureus


















2007










3717 Laureus
3718 Spitfire


















2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






3718 Spitfire
3718 Le Petit Prince



























2016

3718 Le Petit Prince
3718 Antoine de Saint-Exupery



























2016

3718 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3719
















2004
2005
2006
2007
2008









3719
3723
















2004
2005
2006
2007
2008









3723
3724
















2004













3724
3725

















2005
2006
2007
2008









3725
3727










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















3727
3728










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















3728
3730
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
























3730
3731
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996





















3731
3733
1988
1989
1990
1991


























3733
3734
1988
1989
1990
1991


























3734
3735
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















3735
3736








1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006











3736
3739

1989
1990
1991


























3739
3740

1989
1990
1991


























3740
3741





1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















3741
3750
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003














3750
3751







1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999


















3751
3752











1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004













3752
3754












2000
2001
2002
2003
2004













3754
3755
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















3755
3756













2001
2002
2003
2004













3756
3758
















2004
2005
2006











3758
3761





















2009
2010
2011
2012
2013




3761
3762



















2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






3762
3764



















2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013




3764
3764 Laureus



















2008
2009








3764 Laureus
3765























2011
2012





3765
3766






















2010
2011
2012





3766
3767





















2009
2010
2011
2012
2013




3767
3767 Galapagos Islands




















2009
2010
2011
2012





3767 Galapagos Islands
3768


























2014
2015
2016

3768
3768 Jacques-Yves Cousteau

























2014
2015
2016

3768 Jacques-Yves Cousteau
3769





















2009
2010
2011
2012
2013




3769
3770


1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010







3770
3774






















2010
2011
2012
2013
2014



3774
3776



























2015
2016

3776
3777
























2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

3777
3777 Le Petit Prince


























2015
2016

3777 Le Petit Prince
3778
























2012
2013
2014
2015


3778
3781 Cousteau Divers


















2007










3781 Cousteau Divers
3782 Cousteau Divers

















2006











3782 Cousteau Divers
3782 Cousteau Divers



















2008









3782 Cousteau Divers
3783



















2007
2008
2009
2010







3783
3784





















2009
2010
2011
2012





3784
3785

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3785
3785 Silberpfeil

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3785 Silberpfeil
3786


















2006











3786
3789




















2008









3789
3791
























2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

3791
3792

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3792
3794


























2014
2015


3794
3795 Charles Darwin

























2014
2015
2016

3795 Charles Darwin
3795 Galapagos

























2014
2015
2016

3795 Galapagos
3795 50 Years Science for Galapagos

























2014



3795 50 Years Science for Galapagos
3795 La Cumbre Volcano



























2016

3795 La Cumbre Volcano
3799



















2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






3799
3805



1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996





















3805
3815



1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















3815
3865

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3865
3878
























2012
2013
2014
2015


3878
3878 Antoine de Saint-Exupery























2012
2013
2014
2015


3878 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3880 Top Gun
























2012
2013
2014
2015


3880 Top Gun
3880 Top Gun Miramar
























2012
2013
2014
2015


3880 Top Gun Miramar
3880 The Last Flight


























2015


3880 The Last Flight
3890 Top Gun



























2016

3890 Top Gun
3890 Top Gun Miramar



























2016

3890 Top Gun Miramar
3902






















2010
2011
2012
2013
2014



3902
3902 Volvo Ocean























2012





3902 Volvo Ocean
3902 Laureus

























2013




3902 Laureus
3904

























2013
2014
2015
2016

3904
3904 Laureus

























2014



3904 Laureus
3905



























2015
2016

3905
3910























2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

3910
3910 Laureus
























2012





3910 Laureus
3950




























2016

3950
3972 75th Anniversary


























2015


3972 75th Anniversary
3972




























2016

3972
4413
1988





























4413
4414
1988





























4414
4421







1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999


















4421
4515

















2005
2006
2007
2008









4515
4523



















2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013




4523
4531
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999


















4531
4541


1990
1991
N/A
1993
























4541
4550
1988





























4550
4561
1988





























4561
4581



























2015
2016

4581
4590



























2015
2016

4590
4590 Laureus



























2016

4590 Laureus
4591



























2015
2016

4591
5000












2000
2001
2002















5000
5001
















2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014



5001
5001 Laureus






















2010







5001 Laureus
5002














2002
2003
2004
2005












5002
5004


















2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011






5004
5004 Father & Son



















2008
2009
2010
2011






5004 Father & Son
5004 Antoine de Saint-Exupery




















2009
2010







5004 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5005



















2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012





5005
5007



























2015
2016

5007
5009
























2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

5009
5009 Father & Son























2012
2013
2014
2015


5009 Father & Son
5009 Le Petit Prince


























2015
2016

5009 Le Petit Prince
5019 Top Gun
























2012
2013
2014
2015


5019 Top Gun
5019 Top Gun Miramar
























2012
2013
2014
2015


5019 Top Gun Miramar
5020 Top Gun



























2016

5020 Top Gun
5021















2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010







5021
5022


















2006
2007
2008
2009








5022
5023






















2010
2011
2012
2013
2014



5023
5026 Antoine de Saint-Exupery






















2011






5026 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5027 Le Petit Prince



























2016

5027 Le Petit Prince
5029 Top Gun
























2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

5029 Top Gun
5032























2011
2012
2013
2014



5032
5033



























2015
2016

5033
5034



























2015
2016

5034
5035



























2015
2016

5035
5038 Antoine de Saint-Exupery



























2016

5038 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5041

























2013
2014
2015
2016

5041
5042
















2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009








5042
5044






















2010
2011
2012
2013
2014



5044
5046



























2015
2016

5046
5101























2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

5101
5102


























2014



5102
5103 Heritage




























2016

5103 Heritage
5104 Heritage




























2016

5104 Heritage
5151




























2016

5151
5161


























2014
2015


5161
5162




























2016

5162
5201
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008









5201
5212
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















5212
5215
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















5215
5217




1993
1994
1995























5217
5221
1988





























5221
5240







1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005












5240
5241
















2004
2005












5241
5242


















2006
2007
2008









5242
5250
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















5250
5251
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998



















5251
5252
1988





























5252
5301
1988
1989
1990
1991


























5301
5306
1988





























5306
5404
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000

















5404
5408
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000

















5408
5410
1988





























5410
5414













2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008









5414
5441





1993
1994
1995
1996





















5441
5442

















2005
2006











5442
5444



















2007
2008
2009








5444
5445




















2008
2009
2010
2011






5445
5446





















2009








5446
5447






















2010
2011
2012





5447
5448




















2008
2009
2010
2011






5448
5449





















2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

5449
5450
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















5450
5454






















2010
2011
2012
2013




5454
5461




















2008
2009
2010
2011






5461
5463

























2013
2014
2015
2016

5463
5480
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















5480
5503
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998



















5503
5504
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/a
1993
1994
1995






















5504
5510
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/a
1993
1994
1995






















5510
5900

























2013
2014
2015
2016

5900
6421








1996
N/a
1998
1999


















6421
6731
1988





























6731
6735
1988





























6735
6751

1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999


















6751
6755

1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996





















6755
8153
1988
1989








1998
1999
2000
2001
















8153
8435
1988
1989

1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















8435
8436








1996
N/A
1998

2000
2001
2002















8436
9235
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















9235
9236
1988





























9236
9237








1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















9237
9238

1989
1990
1991


























9238
9239





1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















9239
9241






1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998



















9241
9245
1988
1989
1990
1991


























9245
9251

1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















9251
9252
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003














9252
9253
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
















9253
9254










1998
1999


















9254
9258



1991


























9258
9260
1988
1989
1990
1991


























9260
9261
1988





























9261
9263
1988
1989
1990
1991


























9263
9267











1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004













9267
9268










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















9268
9269










1998
1999
2000
2001
















9269
9270





1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010







9270
9271


1990
1991
N/A

1994
1995






















9271
9277










1998
1999


















9277
9515



1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















9515
9533
1988
1989
1990
1991


























9533
9534
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996





















9534
9535
1988
1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















9535
9536










1998
1999


















9536
9538








1996
N/A
1998

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006











9538
9541








1996
N/A
1998



















9541
9551

1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995






















9551
9557










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















9557
9558










1998
1999
2000
2001
2002















9558
9636










1998



















9636
9731
1988





























9731
9751

1989
1990
1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998
1999


















9751