IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Collection transcends 75 years of time celebrating aesthetic charm and technical brillance with two commemorative watches that toasts its Legendary new Portugieswer Collection.
The Portugieser Collection includes six new and improved Portugieser models and two historical commemorative watches designed by IWC to embody it’s “75th Anniversary” celebration of the collection. These limited edition timepieces are the Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month and Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Editions.
Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition (Reference 3972) tauts IWC’s innovative technical manufactured features unveiled in a perpetual calendar, large digital date and month displays, leap year indicator, chronograph with innovative display and flyback function, along with IWC’s proprietary 89801 calibre with quick-action switch and efficient double-pawl winding.
Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month other prominent aesthetic features include an arched edged front glass sapphire crystal dressed with a Santoni alligator leather strap. along. It also houses a distinguished new calibre design. The watch is available in a limited edition of 25 watches in platinum, and 75 watches each in 18-carat red gold with black or silver-plated dial versions.
Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition (Reference 5102) captures the historical essence of the Portugieser line. The fully hand wound watch possesses the capacitiy to run precisely and reliably for eight consecutive days before the IWC-manufactured 59215 calibre automatically stops.
In keeping with Hand-Wound Eight Days historical origins, IWC designed it to showcase the company’s logo which is practically identical to the original. One of the exceptions of the original watch design is that a new date display is located at 6 o’clock as well as the power reserve display which is meticulously positioned on the movement side of the watch.
Two versions of the watch are available, both featuring an inner chapter ring, hour indices and Arabic numerals, as well as an ornate arched edged sapphire glass crystal. Available versions are:
– Red gold model (Reference IW510206) with a silver-plated dial finished in bold gold-brown detailed in black, 30 jewels and features calibre 59215, dressed with a dark brown Santoni alligator strap. Limited edition of 175 watches. $21,200
– Stainless steel (Reference IW510205), displays a matte black dial finished in pale green, 30 jewels and features calibre 59215, dressed with a black Santoni alligator strap. Limited edition of 750 watches. $11,400