IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Watches are unique, distinctive and a connoisseur’s pride. Read our guide below to know more about this fascinating collection…
If there is any watch manufacturer whose name oozes class and panache, then it is IWC. They have an exquisite collection of watches where each watch is crafted with excellence and finesse. The only premium watch manufacturer in East Switzerland, IWC Schaffhausen has built a distinctive reputation and image for itself with its timeless beauties.
About IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Watches Collection
Started in the year 1868 by Florentine Ariosto Jones and Johann Heinrich Moser, the exquisite craftsmanship and precision in timing are the forte of their watches. Started in Schaffhausen on a small scale, the company has today grown to be the first choice of the elite. Later, the flagship store of IWC was inaugurated in Hong Kong and the legendary Portuguese collection was simply breathtaking. Dedicated to mariners, sailors and explorers, each facet of the collection speaks about the era gone by.
The IWC Portuguese collection
Portuguese Grande Complication– The most celebrated from the entire Portuguese family, this watch is water-resistant to 3 bar and has a unique 45 mm red-gold case. Its perpetual calendar is programmed till the year 2499. On activation by the slide, you can hear distinct harmonious chimes of the minute repeater. This watch is a marine navigator’s best friend.
Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde– This watch has a distinctive look that is guaranteed to win appreciative glances wherever you go. Its unique flying tourbillion, with eighty one parts set in a mystic black background creates the illusion of a filigree cage rotating in mid-air and containing the balance. It also features the unique retrograde date display.
Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound– Referred to as the “whirlwind”, the cantilever-mounted minute tourbillion that revolves on its axis is fascinating to look at. Embossed with the distinctive signature of the founder Florentine Ariosto Jones, this watch is treasured by watch cognoscenti.
Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph– One of IWC’s most successful watches, the name is an ode to the renowned Yacht Club Automatic of the 60’s and 70’s. Advanced technology and precision of a nautical gadget are its distinctive features that make it a true ocean watch.
Portuguese Automatic– This watch was another one to get resounding success. Debuted in 2004, the design is a trademark of a true Portuguese watch. Its beautifully appliquéd Arabic numerals, slim feuille hands and chapter-ring like a railway track are inimitable and are loved till today for its classic appeal.
Portuguese Chronograph– With the unmatched precision of a nautical instrument, this watch has been calibrated to an accuracy of ¼ of a second. The graceful design and structure have made this a sought-after watch.