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