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As the most turbulent time in watch history was the era of the great Quartz Crisis, those stalwarts whoensured the survival of the mechanical watch beyond the 1970s certainly qualify as heroes among watch aficionados. Among those who kept the faith was Kurt Klaus of IWC Replica Watches.
2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Klaus joining IWC. In the ensuing years, he would work with the great Albert Pellaton, his mentor, and he would play amajor role if less known to the publicthan that of the bean-counters andsuits in IWC's rebirth, as well as that of A. Lange SOhne.
He was the main designer of IWC DaVinci Perpetual Calendar Chronographin 1985, a pivotal watch forboth the era and for IWC's reputation.In its own way, it was more responsible than any other timepiece for reviving interest in grand complications and other watch functionsbeyond time,day and date.
The Da Vinci from IWC is the first chronograph to feature a perpetual calendar that is mechanically programmed for the next 500 years and can be set merely by turning the crown. Another exclusive feature is the four-digit year display.
For this alone, Klaus deserves to be ranked with the celebrated personalities who not only kept mechanical watches alive, but who also re-established their desirability and their position as the pinnacle of horological excellence: men like Gerd-Rdiger Lang, Nicolas Hayek Sr, Jean-Claude Biver and especially Klaus friend, the late Gnther Blmlein,who saved IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Lange.
Klaus worked closely with Blmlein, whom he acknowledges as a great enabler.Blmleins faith in Klaus was exemplified by the way he employed Klausas a master watchmaker with a key role in reviving that trio of houses. Klaus was thus one of those who, behind the scenes,laid the groundwork for A. Lange Sohne to emerge from a half-century under the heel of communism to stand within a decade of its rebirth as one of the most highly-regarded watch manufacturers on the planet.
He arrived at IWC in 1957, already qualified as a watchmaker, following a period at Eterna. He worked directly for Albert Pellaton, among whose designs was IWC's legendary Mark XI, creating its anti-magnetic case and its movement, thecaliber 89. Klaus recalls assembling these movements from his start in 1957.
Watchmaker Kurt Klaus at the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot's Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 18, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
It was working closely with Pellaton thatestablished his high standards, alongwith absorbing the knowledge imparted by a master watchmaker. Blmlein saw this in Klaus, and the rewardwas positions of responsibility in the salvation of IWC and the reincarnation of Lange. Klaus remembers that Pellatonsobsession was to always ensure the highest, best quality.
Since 1957, Klaus as inventive as his mentor has imbued every IWC on which he worked with this credo. The world's Lange connoisseurs, as well as fans of IWC, owe him thanks. And we at Revolutionare privileged to show our gratitude with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement award.