IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones men’s wristwatch is a limited special edition by IWC. Read our guide below for more facts and information on this sophisticated watch…
IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones Men’s Wristwatch is a tribute by the Swiss company to its American roots. Founded in the year 1868 by an American Florentine Ariosto Jones, IWC is renowned for its complex and highly precise timepieces.
The intriguing history of the founder F.A. Jones
Florentine Ariosto Jones was an American working for the renowned watch company E. Howard & Co. in Boston. He was deeply impressed with Swiss craftsmanship and had dreams of integrating Swiss craftsmanship and American technology to create world-class watches.
The prevailing high production costs in America at that point of time made him look at Switzerland as the labor costs there were substantially lower. This made him decide to relocate to Schaffhausen and venture into the business of watch-making with pocket-watches.
IWC is a fully incorporated watch manufacturer as it not only creates its own movements and parts but also does the entire assembling for all its watches under one roof. IWC watches are technologically advanced in the arena of watch-making and have unveiled revolutionary technologies like anti-magnetic and anti-gravity movements in their watches. Their watches are a cognoscenti’s pleasure and a complete collector’s item. After 135 years since the company was founded, IWC has unveiled a special edition watch as a tribute to its founder in the name of IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones.
Features and design of IWC Portuguese FA Jones
IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones is a limited edition watch with 500 pieces having a platinum case, 1000 pieces in 18K rose-gold case and 3,000 pieces in stainless steel cases. The watch is a manually wound watch with a 43 mm diameter and 11.7 mm thickness. It keeps the hours and minutes and has a seconds sub-dial. Its brown crocodile leather strap gives the watch a classy appearance.
For precise timing, the technology used in IWC watches is par excellence. The watch features a bimetallic balance that can counter any alteration in timing due to changes in temperature. It also features the unique ‘Jones Arrow’ that is an elongated index which can be utilized for making any adjustments in the movements of the watch.
This unique wristwatch has been calibrated with ‘Jones caliber’ which is the original mechanical movement that was developed by F.A. Jones. The engine is known as the IWC hand-made Jones caliber 98290. This watch is a true classic and oozes sophistication and class in its simplicity.
The crystal is made of scratch-proof sapphire that is convex and entirely anti-glare. It has a fixed bezel function and is water-resistant up to 100 ft depth. It also has an astounding 46-hour power-reserve when fully wound.