Intelligent horological tools are the new concern of the Swiss luxury watch manufacturers. IWC Schaffhausen‘s new device called IWC Connect gives wearers control over certain devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and provide fully fledged activity tracking.
Engineered to be integrated into the straps of IWC sports watches, beginning with the Big Pilot’s Watches, the IWC Connect not only tracks the wearer’s activities, but also allows them to interact with connected devices in their environment (IoT).
The idea behind this new innovation is to enable owners of IWC timepieces to control their connected environment directly from the wrist while also maintaining the integrity of a handcrafted mechanical timepiece.
“Seeing that many of our customers and brand ambassadors are wearing connected devices alongside their IWC watches, we chose to work with a like-minded digital technology company to develop an elegant, aesthetically complementary solution that eliminates the need to have additional devices on the opposing wrist to your IWC,” explained Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. “But, and this is essential, we do not touch our beautiful watches – an ‘IWC’ stays a mechanical handcrafted timepiece. We’ve engineered an intelligent design solution which perfectly integrates and underlines our product worlds.”
Further information and the launch date will be available in the coming months, announced the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer.