IWC has been transitioning to in-house movements since 2000, enhancing the reputation and technical features of their watches. One of the final areas to address was the need for a time-only movement, and this is the market for Cal. 82110, introduced in 2017 in the Aquatimer Automatic "Collectors Forum", and Cal. 82200, introduced in 2018 in the Da Vinci Automatic Edition "150 Years" at SIHH.
This new calibre family is based on the ETA 2892-A2 architecture but all components are said to be produced in-house. This is in contrast to predecessors in the Cal. 30000 family which used an ETA ebauches and others which were made from “kits” produced by ETA and Sellita. It will likely see use throughout IWC's range, replacing the ETA (and Sellita) based movements used previously. This new architecture differs markedly from the previous in-house automatic movement launched in 2005, Cal. 80000 family, which was based on the Valjoux 7750 architecture.
Cal. 82000 is a traditional, compact, automatic movement with elaborate decoration. It includes the new double-pawl version of IWC's patented Pellaton automatic winding technology for greater shock resistance and bi-directional winding efficiency. Many of the winding components are made of ceramic composite for reliability and longevity, including the pawls, automatic wheel, and cam.
Cal. 82000 boasts an index-less balance with a flat coil spring operating at 4 hertz (28,800 A/h). Power reserve is 60 hours.
- Calibre Family 82000, iwc.com