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 2009 (Aquatimer), 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
2017

3240
3241






1994
1995
1996
N/A
1998




















3241
3244


























2014
2015
2016


3244
3247 Top Gun Miramar



























2016
2017

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
2017

3270
3270 Le Petit Prince



























2016
2017

3270 Le Petit Prince
3290


























2014
2015
2016
2017

3290
3290 Cousteau




























2017

3290 Cousteau
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
2017

3565
3566





























2017

3566
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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

3768
3768 Jacques-Yves Cousteau

























2014
2015
2016
2017

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
2017

3776
3777
























2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

3777
3777 Le Petit Prince


























2015
2016
2017

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

2017


3794
3794 50 Years
Aquatimer





























2017

3794 50 Years
Aquatimer
3795 Charles Darwin

























2014
2015
2016
2017

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
3795 Sharks




























2017

3795 Sharks
3799



















2007
2008
2009
2010
2011







3799
3805



1991
N/A
1993
1994
1995
1996






















3805
3807 Goodwood




























2017

3807 Goodwood
3807 W 125





























2017

3807 W 125
3807 Rudolf
Caracciola





























2017

3807 Rudolf
Caracciola
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
2017

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
3903





























2017

3903
3904

























2013
2014
2015
2016


3904
3904 Laureus

























2014




3904 Laureus
3905



























2015
2016


3905
3910























2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

3910
3910 Laureus
























2012






3910 Laureus
3921





























2017

3921
3931





























2017

3931
3934 Laureus





























2017

3934 Laureus
3950




























2016
2017

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
2017

4581
4583





























2017

4583
4590



























2015
2016
2017

4590
4590 Laureus



























2016


4590 Laureus
4591



























2015
2016


4591
4593





























2017

4593
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
2017

5007
5009
























2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

5009
5009 Father & Son























2012
2013
2014
2015



5009 Father & Son
5009 Le Petit Prince


























2015
2016
2017

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
2017

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





























2017

5027
5027 Le Petit Prince



























2016
2017

5027 Le Petit Prince
5029 Top Gun
























2012
2013
2014
2015
2016


5029 Top Gun
5032























2011
2012
2013
2014




5032
5033



























2015
2016
2017

5033
5034



























2015
2016
2017

5034
5035



























2015
2016
2017

5035
5038 Antoine de Saint-Exupery



























2016
2017

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
2017

5046
5101























2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

5101
5102


























2014




5102
5103 Heritage




























2016


5103 Heritage
5104 Heritage




























2016


5104 Heritage
5151




























2016
2017

5151
5161


























2014
2015



5161
5162




























2016
2017

5162
5164





























2017

5164
5165





























2017

5165
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
2017

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