To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the brand’s most iconic Portuguese collection, IWC has launched a new special edition of the IWC Portuguese series manual winding eight-day power reserve watch “75th Anniversary”. Yet a very attractive founding model of the IWC Portuguese collection. This limited edition anniversary model is almost the same as the Portuguese series founder, and the manual winding of it once a week has become a wonderful ceremony for the wearer.
Nowadays, when it comes to the founding models of the IWC Portuguese series (model: 325) from the 1930s, most experts familiar with the history of IWC will think of its classic black and white dial. The reason why the IWC Portuguese series has become a model of modern watch design is thanks to its classic and beautiful design. However, as early as the birth of this series, other dial models have been available. The new IWC Portuguese series hand-wound eight-day power reserve watch ’75th Anniversary’ Special Edition (models: IW510205 and IW510206) is a tribute to the founding models of the IWC Portuguese series that are still little known. Fortunately, a watch from the first founding models was preserved in a private collection to this day, and has become the source of inspiration for IWC designers today. This watch has all the design features of the Portuguese watch family: Arabic numerals, slim leaf-shaped hands, rail-shaped minute ring and small seconds at 6 o’clock-these elements are still part of the IWC Portuguese series so far Typical characteristics. The inner minute circle, hour scale and Arabic numerals are designed with thick black and gold-brown inlays. The newly launched IW510206 model is equipped with 18K red gold case and silver-plated dial, which inherits the color design of the historical models and the font of the brand logo almost intact. The stainless steel model (model: IW510205) is equipped with a black matte dial, the dial elements are light green, and a date display is added at the ‘6 o’clock’ position, which is essential for today’s watch wearers. Less.
Out of respect for the iconic design of the classic Portuguese watch, the designers of IWC put the eight-day power reserve display of this new watch on the back of the case to keep the dial simple and symmetrical. How long can you go before you need to wind the watch manually again, at a glance through the transparent sapphire glass back. For many watch enthusiasts, it is completely unnecessary to worry about when to wind the watch, because winding the watch once a week has become a beautiful ritual for their weekly stay.
The IWC-manufactured 59215 caliber provides a watch with a reliable power of up to eight days in a proud size of 37.8 mm in diameter-in fact, this power can be almost nine days, but an ingenious braking device will The movement of the movement is limited to 192 hours after winding to ensure the precise movement of the movement, which is exactly eight days. Stopping the movement before the mainspring tension is completely exhausted will help eliminate the adverse effects of the constant weakening of the mainspring moment and ensure that the accuracy of the watch remains the same throughout the entire operation. The Glucydur® beryllium balance wheel with a trimmer frequency of 4800 Hz, which is 28800 times per hour, and the Breguet hairspring that is bent and shaped using traditional watchmaking technology, ensure the watch’s extremely high accuracy. The grooved bezel, one of the typical design features of the IWC Portuguese series, and the domed sapphire glass mirror make this watch with a thickness of 12 mm and a diameter of 43 mm look not at all heavy.
IWC Portuguese series manual winding eight-day power reserve watch ’75th Anniversary’ Special Edition Limited Edition, silver-plated 18K red gold model (model: IW510206) limited to 175 pieces, dial with black stainless steel model (model: IW510205) Limited to 750 pieces. All models are equipped with exquisite custom crocodile leather straps from Santoni, the top Italian shoe brand.