150 Years of IWC

To celebrate 150 year’s of IWC Schaffhausen indulge in the beauty of The Portugieser Chronograph Edition. With a design that appears as uncluttered as it is elegant, the Portugieser Chronograph ranks among the most popular watches manufactured in Schaffhausen. In the anniversary year, this style icon is equipped with an IWC-manufactured movement from the 69000 calibre family for the first time. This model is limited to 2000 watches, and features a stainless steel case, a white dial with a lacquered finish, and blued hands. The IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre is a robust chronograph movement in a classic column-wheel design, made up of 194 individual parts. The bidirectional pawl-winding system reliably builds up a power reserve of 46 hours. The see-through sapphire-glass back provides a view of the decorated movement.

In the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”, IWC places the perpetual calendar from Kurt Klaus on the dial together with a tourbillon for the first time ever. Made of 82 individual components and weighing just 0.635 grams, the tourbillon is visible at “12 o’clock” as the designers opened up the calendar advance ring and integrated the moon phase in the month display disc.

The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Edition “150 Years” is an unusual interpretation of this classic watch, featuring a white lacquered dial and blued hands. The moon display is depicted for both the northern and southern hemispheres. Available in red gold or stainless steel with a white dial, the Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “150 Years” was designed for lovers of classic hand-wound movements.

The 59215 calibre supplies the watch reliably with energy for a week. The Portugieser Chronograph Edition “150 Years” is IWC’s first example of this iconic model to be equipped with a movement from the 69000-calibre family. The IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre is visible through a glass back cover.

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