IWC Portuguese Collection
The IWC Portuguese Collection of marine watches was inspired by the 16th and 17th century Portuguese pioneers in world exploration. The Portuguese watches pay tribute to the distant past of the precision navigation by incorporating traditional nautical instruments with modern technology and a smart design.
These thin, durable, and highly functional chronograph instruments are designed with a sailor in mind. With a myriad of useful tool ranging from chronograph and date complications to counters, moonphase indicators, 7 day power reserve, and perpetual calendar functions, these stunning watches have it all.
Timepieces in this collection are crafted out of corrosion resistant materials, protected by a screw down crown, and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The watches feature hyper accurate movements capable of keeping accurate time even in the harshest weather conditions. These watches are truly a dream come true for any captain, avid yachtsman, or an individual that simply enjoys a durable, stylish, and accurate watch.
The history of the Portuguesa collections began in the early 1930’s when a group of Portuguese businessmen were searching for a precise, superbly crafted and durable watch. They ended up ordering a set of stainless steel watches outfitted with marine chronometer movements. In order to oblige their request, IWC had to get creative. At that time, the only marine grade movement that IWC made was a hunter pocket watch movement. Although the design appeared slightly bulky for the era, IWC continued production and by 1939, the new Portuguese line was born.
In 1967, IWC released a Portuguese Yacht Club Automatic, a watch that bridged the gap between new and old Portuguese wristwatches. This model was perfectly suited for any salty dog. Clean, uncluttered design of the dial promoted legibility while new developments in movement technology allowed the watch to decrease in size and weight.
Today, the Portuguese Collection is just as beautiful and durable as ever. Continued technological developments made the watches in this line more streamlined, and technologically accurate. Currently the Portuguese Collection consists of the following models:
Portuguese Siderale Scafusia 5041
This is a special order only timepiece. This watch is completely customizable to fit the needs of its owner. Siderale Scafusia is also the first IWC watch to feature a constant-force tourbillon. Some of the features of this watch include: custom calculated astronomical display, perpetual calendar with leap year display, day / night / twilight indicator, sunrise / sunset indicator, and the coordinates of a chosen location.
This timepiece is available in a choice of red or white gold and platinum.
Portuguese Chronograph Classic Edition:
This is a limited release piece. Only 1000 examples of this watch were produced. The watch features a 68 hour power reserve, special engraving on the caseback, and a self-winding mechanical movement.
Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days:
This elegant watch has an 8 day power reserve. The power reserve indicator can be seen through a sapphire crystal case back which also showcases part of the caliber 59215 movement. This clean and almost understated timepiece comes in an 18 kt rose gold on a leather alligator strap.
The Portuguese collection would not be complete without a classic, nautically inspired chronograph watch. This timepiece features a 44 hour power reserve and a fully functional chronograph movement.
This is a stunning throwback timepiece! The railway track chapter ring, feuille hands and gold applied Arabic numerals are all reminiscent of the first Portuguese style watches. Unlike the vintage, however, this timepiece boasts a seven day power reserve, date, and hacking seconds. The face of the watch is protected by scratch resistant, antireflective sapphire crystal.
Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph:
This is a true Portuguese classic. This watch features 68 hour power reserve, flyback function, quarter seconds’ calibration as well as longer stop times. This timepiece comes in a variety of finishes.
Portuguese Perpetual Calendar:
One of the highly accurate and sought after perpetual calendar wrist watches on the market, this timepiece leaves nothing out. With its 7 day power reserve, moonphase indicator, and, of course, a highly accurate perpetual calendar, this is a watch to have. The watch comes in a variety of finishes with a sapphire crystal and caseback.
Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound:
Apart from the obvious stunning design of this watch, the tourbillon addition to this watch make it an instant hit with almost all watch lovers. The tourbillon rotates every sixty seconds to counteract the pull of gravity thus insuring accurate timekeeping. This timepiece has a 54 hour power reserve when fully wound.
Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde:
This is a limited edition, 250 piece platinum and 500 rose gold watch release. This stunning timepiece features a 7 day power reserve, retrograde date, flying minuttourbillonon, and a clean, vintage inspired dial.
Portuguese Grande and Complication:
This model of Portuguese wristwatches encompasses the best and the most useful complications in one elegant, hyper accurate package. With 44 hour power reserve, perpetual calendar, moonphase indicatostopwatchtch, minute repeater, and small hacking seconds, this watch is everything you will ever need!
At Ermitage Jewelers we buy, sell, and trade Portuguese Collection IWC watches. Whether you are looking to buy a new watch or just trade up for something new and better, Ermitage Jewelers can make you a competitive offer to fit almost any budget. Stop by our Atlanta location today or browse our online catalogue for your very own IWC Portuguese Collection watch.
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