IWC Portugieser

Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound "Metropolitan Boutique Edition"

Exclusively available at selected IWC boutiques

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  • Reference IW546304
  • Case Material 18-carat red gold
  • Bracelet/Strap dark brown alligator leather strap
  • Dial Colour olive
  • Jewels 21
  • Calibre 98900
  • Mechanical movement
  • Hand-wound
  • IWC-manufactured 98900 calibre (98000-calibre family)
  • 54-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Flying minute tourbillon at 9 o’clock
  • Sapphire glass, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Case height 11 mm
  • Diameter 43 mm
  • Alligator leather strap by Santoni

TOURBILLON: A TOUR DE FORCE

In the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound “Metropolitan Boutique Edition”, the “whirlwind” – as the word tourbillon translates – revolves on its axis at “9 o’clock” on the dial; or, in nautical terms, at 270 degrees west. The sight of the mechanical, cantilever-mounted minute tourbillon invariably attracts rapt attention from watch lovers. The tourbillon rotates around its own axis once every 60 seconds to counteract the pull of gravity on any disequilibrium in the balance wheel that would adversely affect the watch’s rate and accuracy. The arched-edge front glass gives the watch a more classical and balanced appearance and optically reduces its height. The unique olive coloured dial was choosen to perfectly match the 18-carat red gold case. The IWC-manufactured 98900-calibre movement with its intricately decorated nickel-silver three-quarter bridge can be admired through the transparent sapphire-glass back. It belongs in the long tradition of the 98 calibre, which was first designed for hunter pocket watches in the 1930s and has since been continuously improved. For this model, IWC’s engineers increased the balance frequency to 28,800 beats per hour, which guarantees excellent precision. The Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound “Metropolitan Boutique Edition” comes with a dark brown Santoni alligator leather strap.

reference 5463

The flying minute tourbillon puts on a show no one can resist. The IWC-manufactured movement is firmly in the tradition of the 98 calibre, first designed for pocket watches in the 1930s and continuously improved ever since. The arched-edge front glass and the Santoni strap give the watch a more classical and balanced appearance.

Exclusively available at selected IWC boutiques

Highlights

  • MECHANICAL MOVEMENT
  • HAND-WOUND
  • 54-HOUR POWER RESERVE WHEN FULLY WOUND
  • ALLIGATOR LEATHER STRAP BY SANTONI DIAMETER 43 MM
  • LIMITED EDITION OF 50 WATCHES

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