IWT International Watch Trade
The History of IWT:
David Piekarz took over the company Pachtmann Uhrengroßhandlung in 1981 and cooperated with the company Melchers from Bremen, which at that time was the official representative of Orient in Germany. David Piekarz as owner of the company Pachtmann trades since then until today with the most diverse watch brands, he has made the brand Orient known in the Eastern Bloc countries, especially in Russia, then still USSR and in former Yugoslavia. The brand was already very popular at that time, because of the good quality of the automatic and mechanical watches, which do not need a battery change, because batteries were hard to get in these countries at that time. In the year 2000, in the course of a company move and the new partnership with the forwarding agency ITG, the company was renamed in IWT International Watch Trade. Since 01.01.2019 IWT has taken over the German representation for ORIENT Watch.
ORIENT comes from the Latin word ‘Oriri’, meaning to rise.
Established in Japan in 1950, ORIENT is appreciated throughout the world for its reliable and durable timepieces, featuring its own high-quality, in-house designed and manufactured movements.
Emerging in the Post-War era, ORIENT developed a global reputation for its meticulous approach to watchmaking, from traditional mechanical timepieces and quartz movements to creative complications and case designs.
A turning point for ORIENT occurred in the early-1970s when its Calibre 46 was introduced. This high-durability movement, praised for its accuracy and reliability, established the brand as a leading light in traditional watchmaking in a time of industrialised production.
Today, ORIENT is chosen by customers in more than 70 countries, including the Middle East, South America, the United States, China and Europe.
It has maintained its position at the forefront of mechanical watch production in Japan, focusing on in-house manufactured movements and timeless quality watches for both men and women.
For more than 65 years, ORIENT has created distinctive timepieces with timeless appeal and in-house designed movements.
ORIENT was founded on the principle that quality mechanical watches, created with traditional techniques and experienced craftsmanship, should be accessible to all. Today, this ethos is visible in a broad range of timepieces that place equal importance on style and substance.
ORIENT watches are contemporary and timeless, capturing Moving Moments at work, at home and at play. Minimal, classic case designs are expertly balanced with elegant evening wristwear and sporty designs that value function as well as form.
The brand is particularly valued for its semi-skeleton and skeleton watch designs. These design elements are complemented by expert complications, including the ever-popular Day-Date, Sun & Moon, Small Seconds and Chronograph.
Now, ORIENT guards the refined principles of its founders by offering timepieces that suit all people, at all stages of their lives.
ORIENT STAR Classic. ORIENT STAR Contemporary. ORIENT STAR Sports.
Initially launched in 1951, ORIENT STAR is shorthand for innovation, watchmaking prowess and elegant simplicity. Traditional design and classic case shapes surrounded the brand’s own calibre F6 and F7 movements, designed to ensure a lifetime of reliable and accurate timekeeping.
Having slipped into history, the ORIENT STAR name was formally resurrected in 1997 with a selection of mechanical timepieces inspired by ORIENT heritage. This is perhaps best witnessed in the ORIENT STAR Classic Heritage Gothic, with its distinctive wide font and updated case shape.
Rather than being retrospective, the ORIENT STAR collection of timepieces seeks to capture the best of classic design for more contemporary sensibilities. This careful blend of heritage and modernity allows ORIENT STAR to offer something new and exciting to watch collectors.
ORIENT STAR showcases the brand’s expertise in semi-skeletonised and skeletonised watches, while also offering a range of slimline models and Date, Small Seconds and Moon Phase complications. At every turn, it is the attention to detail and beautifully-finished movements that give ORIENT STAR timepieces their elegance and flair.
Together, ORIENT STAR Classic, ORIENT STAR Contemporary and ORIENT STAR Sports time pieces are designed to suit every occasion.
The company IWT is a pure wholesaler and importer of various watch brands.
Our focus is on the b2b and retail markets to supply wholesellers, jewellers and large fashion houses etc.
IWT international Watch Trade
Inh. David Piekarz e.K.
Tel.: +49(0)89 60 8157 – 20
Mob.: +49(0)174 920 53 53
Tel.: +49(0)89 60 8157 – 15