IWC Schaffhausen has added a combination of attractive new models to the Portugieser family. These impressive highlights include a compact automatic in the iconic Portugieser design, a new model with the legendary perpetual calendar, a nautical sports chronograph with an elegantly proportioned case, and the first watch fitted with a tide indication. Each are equipped with IWC-manufactured calibres and further enhance the unique appeal of the Portugieser family.
Since 1939, the Portugieser Collection has defined timeless design with pure lines and classic features. The simplicity is effortless, with clean, readable dials inspired by the deck watches IWC produced for the British Royal Navy at the time, and ingenious watchmaking that is favoured highly by those on the sea.
These minimalistic aesthetics still ring true today with the newest models in the collection, each looking just as fresh and contemporary now as it did over 80 years ago.
New Models with Reduced Diameter
The Portugieser Automatic 40 marks the return to the collection and it’s iconic design with the smaller 40mm case size, complete with renowned sleek lines and style. Combining classic details with modern design, the Portugieser Automatic 40 exudes comfort with the newly developed butterfly clasp, enhancing wear ability on the wrist.
Also unveiled in a smaller size is the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42, which is programmed with a moon-phase and design codes typical of this collection.
A Nautical Sports Watch At Home or On Dry Land
As a nautical sports watch, the Portugieser Yacht Club Collection combines timeless style with ruggedness and high water resistance, making extremely versatile timepieces.
The Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide is the first watch from IWC to feature the newly developed tide indication, which indicates the arrival of next high and low tide incoming. The Yacht Club first debuted in 2010, and has since been the perfect companion for the seas, as well as on shore.
The Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph also features new additions, complete with contrasting polished and satin bracelet, the references unveiled include a bi-colour with silver dial, and all steel versions with silver and iconic IWC blue dials.
Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are robust, ingenious and easy to use; a pioneer in technological excellence.
Discover the current IWC Portugieser collection, and more, online here.