Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia
Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition
Portugieser Grande Complication
Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days
Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”
Portugieser Minute Repeater
Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde
The Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound "Metropolitan Boutique Edition", is a limited edition of 50 watches, exclusively available at selected IWC boutiques
The unique olive coloured dial was choosen to perfectly match the 18-carat red gold case
The IWC-manufactured 98900 calibre with its intricately decorated, nickel-plated three-quarter bridge made of nickel silver
The flying minute tourbillon is a mechanical tour de force that attracts admiring glances from watch connoisseurs
The elegance of the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound "Metropolitan Boutique Edition" perfectly complements life aboard a luxury yacht
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.
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.
The diameter of the ceramic case has been reduced to 44 millimetres, and IWC has fitted the model with a simple date ...
Schaffhausen, 14 February 2017 – IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco in the company of celebrities and influencers from ...
Watch the movie now