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IWC Debuts New Portugieser at Watches & Wonders 2024

IWC Shines at Watches & Wonders 2024: Unveiling the Next Generation of Portugieser Automatic Watches

IWC Schaffhausen, renowned for its craftsmanship and innovation in horology, once again pushes the boundaries of watchmaking excellence with the launch of the new Portugieser Automatic 42 and Portugieser Automatic 40 models at Watches & Wonders 2024 Geneva. These latest additions to the esteemed Portugieser collection boast a host of enhancements, including a slimmer case construction, double box-glass sapphire crystals, and captivating new dial colors, reaffirming IWC’s commitment to timeless elegance and precision.

The Portugieser lineage traces back to the late 1930s, when IWC Schaffhausen revolutionized watchmaking by incorporating a high-precision pocket watch movement into a distinctively large wristwatch. Over 80 years later, the Portugieser continues to captivate enthusiasts with its simple yet sophisticated design, embodying a timeless appeal that transcends eras.

In its latest iteration, the Portugieser Automatic 42 and Portugieser Automatic 40 models undergo meticulous refinement on every level. The re-engineered case construction with a slender side profile imbues these timepieces with a visual lightness and heightened elegance, while the double box-glass sapphire crystals offer enhanced visibility of the meticulously crafted dials and IWC-manufactured movements within.

Central to the allure of the new Portugieser Automatic watches are the captivating dial designs, which undergo an intricate and highly complex process of creation. Each dial is meticulously finished with 15 layers of transparent lacquer, resulting in an unusually pronounced optical depth. The subdials, meticulously milled into both the brass base and lacquer layer, create a mesmerizing three-dimensional effect, further accentuated by a special printing procedure. The result is a dial of unparalleled beauty and depth, perfectly balanced for legibility and elegance.

The Portugieser Automatic distinguishes itself with a balanced dial layout, featuring a power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The new Portugieser Automatic 42 model retains the DNA of its predecessor while embracing a timeless and modern aesthetic. With refined case materials and captivating dial colors, each model exudes sophistication and versatility.

Furthermore, the new models are powered by IWC-manufactured movements, incorporating cutting-edge technology for enhanced performance and longevity. The escapement has been optimized to offer better protection against magnetic fields, while the Pellaton winding system, reinforced with virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic components, ensures a power reserve of up to seven days.

In addition to the Portugieser Automatic 42, IWC introduces at Watches & Wonders 2024 the Portugieser Automatic 40, embodying the essence of the iconic Portugieser design in a more compact case size. With its clean and open dial layout, reminiscent of the original Portugieser reference from 1939, this model offers a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.

Each watch in the new collection is a testament to IWC Schaffhausen’s unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, innovation, and timeless design. Whether adorned with an 18-carat gold or stainless steel case and complemented by luxurious alligator leather or gradient calfskin straps, these timepieces represent the epitome of Swiss watchmaking excellence.

As IWC Schaffhausen continues to push the boundaries of innovation, the new Portugieser Automatic models stand as a testament to the brand’s legacy of excellence and its ongoing pursuit of horological perfection. With their refined aesthetics, impeccable craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology, these timepieces are destined to become cherished heirlooms, transcending generations with their timeless appeal.

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