IWC Schaffhausen has introduced two new Portugieser replica models equipped with complications. Firstly, the Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph combines a tourbillon with a retrograde date display and chronograph function. Secondly, the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon has both a tourbillon and a perpetual calendar.
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph Replica
The IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph Replica comes in two 43.5 mm versions. Only 50 pieces of each have been created. The model’s design evokes IWC’s maritime Boutique Editions. One version is the Boutique Edition Ref. IW394005. It has a hardy 18-carat Armor Gold case and features a blue dial with gold-plated hands and 18-carat gold appliques. By contrast, the Ref. IW394006 version has a platinum case. It showcases a silver-plated dial with rhodium-plated hands and appliques. The dial and caseback are protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Powering the Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph is the self-winding IWC Replica Watches-manufactured 89900 calibre. It has a power reserve of 68 hours. Additionally, the watch combines a flying hacking minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock with a retrograde date display at 9 o’clock. Furthermore, the chronograph’s stopwatch function allows its wearer to time hours, minutes and seconds. Also, the totaliser at 12 o’clock combines stopped hours and minutes.
The hacking tourbillon can stop the watch completely, meaning the wearer can set the time accurately. The pallet lever and escape wheel use Diamond Shell technology. This IWC Replica creates an extremely hard surface, reducing friction and therefore improving the flow of energy in the movement. Additionally, the movement – including the 18-carat gold rotor – are visible through the caseback.
Presented on a blue leather alligator strap by Santoni, the watches are water-resistant to 30 m.
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Replica
The IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Replica comes in two 45 mm variations. The Boutique Edition (Ref. IW504504) showcases an 18-carat Armor Gold case. It features a blue dial with gold-plated hands, and 18-carat gold appliques. Meanwhile, the Ref. IW504505 has a platinum case. The silver-plated dial’s hands and appliques are rhodium-plated. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects both the dial and caseback.