An iconic design with an imposing size and simple Arabic numerals, the Portugieser is one of the oldest and best know collections of the IWC family. Created in the 30’s, the Portugieser collection by IWC, was a response to a specific request from two Portuguese businessmen (hence the name) who wanted wrist watches with the precision of chronometers. This then translated into the trend towards larger wrist watches in the industry.
American pioneering spirit meets Swiss tradition
The Portugieser collection has come a long way since the 30’s to become an iconic part of the IWC collection. Launched in 2011, the Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound showcases the fine watchmaking talents and high-end mechanical skills of Kurt Klaus and his team. And now we have the the IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Middle East Special Edition
Although as a generic opinion the watch seems to be more for the wrist of a man, we would surely recommend this 43mm Portugieser Tourbillon Middle East Special Edition launched by the Schaffhausen born brand for the ladies too.
This Portugieser features a royal dial in a deep yet lush emerald green. The 43mm wide case is relatively large but fits even the most slender wrists. The watch is powered by the in-house calibre 98900, which is hand-wound and has a power reserve of almost 54 hours. With a one-minute flying tourbillon perfectly set at 9 o’clock the Portugieser Tourbillon Middle East Special Edition is strapped on a contrasting black alligator leather strap.
The emerald green is further enhanced by pink gold hour and minute hands and gold Roman numeral indices set around the railroad on the dial. Turn the watch around and you can see the IWC signature indexless balance through the sapphire crystal case back.
The Portugieser Tourbillon Middle East Special Edition is an aesthetic treat for watch connoisseurs who appreciate clean yet functional watches. This rare hand-wound tourbillon is now available at the Art of Time, Mumbai at an approximate price of Rs. 46,07,000.