For over 70 years, watches from Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schauffhausen have ranked among the top favorites of watch aficionados. In particular, the Portuguese line of timepieces have attracted a fierce band of followers, drawn to the line’s clean lines and homage to the simple yet vitally important nautical instruments of centuries past that allowed the then-unknown world to be explored and mapped.
Now IWC has introduced two new models in the Portuguese line that make the category stand out even more: the Portuguese Chronograph Classic and the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound.
The Chronograph Classic offers several features familiar to Portuguese fans, with some intriguing departures. A 42-mm case is made to feel smaller and more svelte with an arched-glass front, and the appliqued Arabic numerals and slender hands offer a vintage feel.
The Tourbillon Hand-Wound is everything at once, without feeling crowded or overambitious. It presents past, present and future themes, all perfectly in balance. But the presence of the tourbillon at the 9 o’clock position presents a bold demand for the eye’s attention, and succeeds.
The Portuguese line and all of IWC’s watches share one common theme: the company’s unflagging devotion: telling time in the most stylish and accurate way possible. Their watches are not something you purchase on a whim (their prices ensure that) but purchase only after careful consideration, with an eye toward ownership that lasts a lifetime. From the sea to the stars, IWC has gone to the water with the Portuguese Yacht Club as well as the Volvo Ocean Race, but LuxeFoil™ can take IWC to the stars with metals that have been launched into space. We have similar values in manufacturing, precision, beauty, and function.
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