This short note to celebrate with you my first acquisition of an IWC watch.
Not a new model though but quite an old one. A watch which very surprisingly
IWC stopped to manufacture almost 20 years ago: the GST AT 3536-01.
I cannot really explain how and why but while I was spending hours screening
internet, looking for an IWC sport watch, I suddenly came across a picture of
a 3536 and I became instantaneously infatuated with that watch.
I tried to stop thinking about it and even considered alternatives, looking at
more recent models but no, no other watch could rival with it.
I won't add to the many technical descriptions of the watch we can find in the
forum and elsewhere.
But in short: simplicity - timelessness - style. This watch could have been
I was done. Nothing could stop me. I had to find and buy this beautiful thing
at any cost.
And I did spend a fortune and I am sure many of you would consider me a mad
man, especially considering the price of more recent models by IWC or other
And to be truly objective, there is nothing fancy inside the watch as some of
you have abundantly commented. But with watches like any other work of art, I
suppose it is all about experiencing a profond emotional response.
I am acutely aware I am neither the first nor the last to experience that with
this particular watch but I nevertheless wanted to share it with you.