The Portugieser is one of the oldest and best-known IWC collections. No other watch family incorporates so many examples of haute horologie while evoking thoughts of classic maritime elegance. And it’s also the smartest timepiece you can have in your collection.
Born in the 1930s out of a need of a wristwatch with the precision of a pocket watch, the Portugieser was ahead of its time. The simple elegance and iconic design of Portugieser watches, with their impressive size, simple Arabic numerals, slim feuille hands and “chemin de fer” railway-track style chapter ring, make it a classic timepiece that can be handed down for generations to come.
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Kurt Klaus is known for his innovation of IWC’s perpetual calendar complication, but he’s at home in front of the camera as well. Mr. Klaus is the star of our latest campaign, flexing his acting muscles in a hilarious ode to the elegant simplicity and style of mechanical watches.
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The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar: Simply smart
One of the most fascinating examples of haute horlogerie, IWC’s Perpetual Calendar is so accurate, it won’t need an update until 2499. Isn’t that smart?
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Michael Friedberg explains the history of the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar and why it’s known as the perfect watch.
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In our second "How to" series, Justin Hast delves into IWC watch complications. Find out how to set and adjust your timepiece here.
Watch collecting: A family affair
The Journal travels to Singapore to meet IWC watch collector Michael Hilton and his son Max. Learn more about their love of collecting IWC watches here.