The Portugieser Grande Complication (Ref. 3776) is extraordinarily complex. It is also, quite simply, the pinnacle of luxury watch making. Its 659 individual mechanical parts make possible 20 functions, including a perpetual calendar that displays the date, day, month, year, and moon phase, and a minute repeater that chimes the hours, quarters, and minutes in harmonious tones. Learn more about the history of IWC’s Portugieser Grande Complication.
The most popular Portugieser by far – indeed, one of the most popular IWCs ever created – is the Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. 3714). Introduced in 1998, it was the first Portugieser watch that not only allowed the wearer to read the time, but also to stop it. As one of the most recognised sailing and yachting watches, it is a masterpiece of proportion, clarity, and elegance.
The Portugieser Automatic (Ref. 5007) is a true icon, and no wonder. Introduced in 2000, its bold size and perfect symmetry are the ultimate blend of the past and present of the Portugieser line. It was the first IWC to make use of the in-house built 50000 calibre family of large movements, featuring twin barrels and providing no less than seven days of power reserve. All current Portugieser Automatic references are equipped with the refined 52000 calibre.
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