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How to handle your IWC complication watch

Whether you wear the sporty Pilot's Watch Timezone Chronograph or the elegant Portugieser Perpetual Calendar, the first step in proper care for these iconic timepieces is learning about the complications. In our second "How To" video series, watch enthusiast Justin Hast sets up shop again in the studio of our IWC Boutique on London's Bond Street to tell you all about our complications.

 

How to set the Portugieser Annual Calendar

 

It was a five-year labor of love for IWC watchmakers to bring the annual calendar to life in the Portugieser Annual Calendar (Ref IW503504).  It's ingenious in that it automatically displays the date based on the month, and you only have to adjust it once a year at the end of February. Watch enthusiast Justin Hast shows you how to set your Portugieser Annual Calendar to the exact second.

 


How to adjust the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

Push, release and go: those are the basic steps to set the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph (Ref IW395001). Justin explains the complication's functionality so you can keep track of time no matter where you are.


How to set the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar

The perpetual calendar complication on the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar (Ref IW503302) is a true work of art. And it's "smart" as well. The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar is so accurate, it will display the correct date, day, month and year - even leap years - for the next 577 years. And all of the displays can be adjusted through the crown.  Learn how to keep your Portugieser Perpetual Calendar running smoothly for centuries.


How to set the Portugieser Grande Complication

The Portugieser Grande Complication (Ref IW377602) certainly lives up to its name. With 659 parts working in perfect unison, this complication highlights the art of watchmaking. Justin Hast returns in this episode of our "How To" series to show you how to handle the Portugieser Grande Complication.


How to operate your Portugieser Minute Repeater

An engineering marvel, the Portugieser Minute Repeater (Ref IW544907) is as useful as it is beautiful. The timepiece sounds out the hours, quarter hours and minutes - set number of gongs for each - just by pulling the slide on the side of the case. Watch Justin explain how to operate this classic watch.


How to care for your Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Retrograde

This majestic watch features three complications that make it an elegant - yet clever - timepiece: an eight-day power reserve, a flying tourbillon and a retrograde date display. The Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Retrograde (Ref IW516501) is a work of art. Justin Hast goes deeper into how this watch works and how to make sure it operates as smoothly as on day one.


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