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lunes, 13 de diciembre de 2010

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International Watch Co, also known as IWC, is a high-end Swisswatch manufacturer located inSchaffhausen, Switzerland. IWC is an active member of theFederation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.
Located in Schaffhausen, IWC Schaffhausen is notable for being the only major Swiss watch factory located in eastern Switzerland, as the majority of the well-known Swiss watch manufacturers are located in western Switzerland.[1] Notwithstanding, the lingua franca of IWC is German.

International Watch Company
TypeWatch Maker
IndustryWatch Making
HeadquartersSchaffhausen, Switzerland
Area servedWorldwide
ParentRichemont International SA
IWC's motto is Probus Scafusia (L.), meaning "good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen"[3] and was established in 1903 as the "Official Motto".

ETA SA (full business name ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse) is a Swiss producer of mechanical and quartz watchmovements. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Swatch Group.

TypeMember of the Swatch Group
IndustryMovement manufacturing
Founded1856 (1793, 1896)
HeadquartersGrenchen, Switzerland
ProductsBlank watch movements
Audemars Piguet is a manufacture of expensive Swiss watches which compete with Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Vacheron Constantin.
Audemars Piguet
Industry Watch manufacturing
Products Wristwatches, accessories
Website www.audemarspiguet.com/

Vacheron Constantin. is a Swiss manufacture of prestige watches and a brand of the Richemont group. Considered by the watches enthusiast as the best traditional watch maker in the world along with Patek Philippe & Co. and Audemars Piguet.

It employs around 400 people worldwide, most of whom are based in the manufacturing plants in Geneva and Vallée de Joux. The brand is sold in almost 80 countries around the world, distributed through 15 boutiques that sell no other brand, and over 500 points of sale.

TypeMember of the Richemont Group
IndustryWatch manufacturing
Founded1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Key peopleJean-Marc Vacheron and François Constantin, founders
ProductsPrestige watches

Caliber: at the beginning the denomination indicated only the size of a watch movement.
Today, caliber designs a precise movement type, indicating the size, the style (men/ladies’ – mechanical / automatic/ Quartz - number of hands – calendars – complications), followed by the mark of the Ebauches manufacturer (e.g. see [1] ), duly registered with the Swiss Federal Trademark Office as well as by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.
Each single Swiss Made movement must be marked with the caliber indication.
Following WTO’s rules applicable for Custom’s & Excise, the precise caliber must be indicated on each export invoice with the coordinated international Custom’s code.
Proper markings and calibre indication has become all the more important with the increased counterfeiting of “bona fide” Swiss Watch Brands.

The only caliber used in common by Vacheron, Audemars and Patek was in fact caliber 1120 which replaced caliber 1072. To the best of my knowledge its the only caliber used in common by the "Big Three"
Cal 1120 was manufactured in 1967 by  Jaeger-LeCoultre as caliber 920 for 
Vacheron Constantin,
Audemars Piguet and 
Patek Philippe

and only used by them, JLC didn't use this movement in any of its timepieces either.
Vacheron Constantin used it as calibers 1120/1121 and 1122.
Audemars Piguet used it as calibers 2120/2121/2122 and 
Patek Philippe as caliber 28-255. 
The latter used in in the first Nautilus models and continued for 10 years.
Many watchmakers I have talked to (and who do not work at VC) consider caliber 1120 to be one of the best and iconic automatic calibers.

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