” so begins the Portuguese national anthem.
This slogan expresses the pride of the people of the great navigators of Portugal, which are still alive in our memory – Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias and Ferdinand Magellan.
To mariners ventured to leave the land astern, mankind had to first do a lot of different inventions: such instruments as the astrolabe and compass, without which it is impossible to pave the right path, and to determine the latitude; astronomical tables to determine longitude .
; maps, in the early Middle Ages is extremely sketchy, but gradually becoming more accurate in detail.
The sense of time was necessary, modern watches from IWC are a distant echo of that glorious era, but they combine the traditions of the time with a modern design and high-tech machinery.
More than five hundred years from the time at the end of 1930, the company resorted to the highest standards of technical accuracy in the watch industry, where noble Portuguese traders visited Schaffhausen manufactory IWC.
They wanted to order a watch with steel casing, but the main thing that they were accurate as marine chronometers.
In this regard, it would leave satisfied customers, of IWC craftsmen who made only mechanism for pocket watches, we had to alter the crown, which is now on the right to get a comfortable watch.
Portuguese first came out in 1939 and still does not change its shape, but is improved to keep pace with the times.
Portuguese Minute Repeater Introduced in 1995 IWC Portuguese Repeater combines size Portuguese Anniversary Series (42mm) and has a classic look.
This embodiment of refinement and good taste.
IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Ref.
IW5240-05 Issued not big series: 50 pieces in platinum 250 pieces in pink gold Ref.
IW5240-05 and Ref.
IW5240-06 250 pieces in yellow gold Ref.
IW5240-01 and Ref.
IW5240-02 Just released model in white gold Ref.
IW5240-07 not a limited edition.
Especially proud of the company’s engineers IWC 95290 caliber is that costs in this watch equipped with a ratchet mechanism, called Pellaton,, named after Albert Pellatona developed and patented over 50 years ago this system.
Has a manual winding, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 54 stones, power reserve of 43 hours, the Breguet spring.
Functions: minute repeater, small seconds hand with stop function.
Over time, new models of Portuguese Minute Repetear touched changes watches have become larger and modern versions of the logo and arrows.
Model acquired a new body design, which in its 44 millimeters to provide optimum resonance gongs minute repeater.
The housing is protected by a sapphire crystal.
The dial is a small seconds hand with a locking mechanism and mechanics Lepine is located at the position of “6 o’clock”.
Released 500 copies of this model in pink (Ref.
IW544907) gold with a silver dial and 500 – of platinum with silver dial (Ref IW544906.
Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante Introduced in 1995 IWC Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante.
Spectacular and inimitable clock Portugiese Chrono-Rattrapante – a combination of unique design and unmatched Swiss quality.
This watch modern shapes and materials are intertwined with exemplary style.
Movement: Caliber IWC 76240, automatic winding, diameter 30 mm, height 7 mm, the frequency of vibrations of 28 800 / h, 31 stone, range 48 hours.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph split.
Case: diameter 40.
9 mm, height 12.
3 mm, the split-button chronograph at “10 o’clock”, sapphire glass, a back cover 4 with screws.
Dial: silvered, overhead Arabic numerals and hour markers, gold hands, indicators: dial seconds at “6 o’clock”, dial minutes in the “12 o’clock”, a central second hand chronograph split.
Released a limited series of 250 copies in platinum Ref.
IW3712-05 100 copies in white gold Ref.
IW3712-08 PISA Portugieser PISA Portugieser watches were issued in 1997, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the existence of PISA Orologi store in Italy in Pisa.
Model in a steel casing Ref.
5441-07 very elegant and refined has a manual winding mechanism, Caliber 9828 from 19 stones and 18,000 vibrations per hour.
On the mechanism, as engraved commemorative 50.
Asian Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante These luxury watches were issued in 1997 in honor of the anniversary of a new Asian store, a limited edition of 100 copies.
This clock (Ref.
3712-07) were made of stainless steel with open view of the mechanism are 76240 caliber automatic winding, diameter 30 mm, height 7 mm, the frequency of vibrations of 28 800 / h, 31 stone, range 48 hours .
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph split.
Portuguese Automatic (often called “Small Portuguase”) Issued in 1998, the size h of 35 mm, thickness 6.
5 are self-winding caliber 887/2 36 jewels.
3532-01 was released in a platinum casing 950 with silvery white dial limited run of 500 copies with black strap of crocodile skin.
And as a model Ref.
3532-02 was released in a platinum casing 950 with a dark blue dial limited edition of 250 copies with blue strap crocodile skin.
And other versions of stainless steel and rose gold.
Portuguese Automatic 2000 Watches were issued in 2000, self-winding caliber C.
5000 with 44 stones, 18,800 vibrations per hour, Pellaton system with a power reserve of 7 days.
Models were produced in the steel casing (Ref.
5000-01) size of 42.
3 and a thickness of 13.
9, a limited version of 1000 copies Models were produced as in Pt housing 950 (Ref.
5000-03) size of 42.
3 and a thickness of 13.
9, the limited version copies 250 and pink gold (Ref.
5000-04) in a limited version of 750 copies.
Portugieser Chrono Automatic – Roysky (tysacheletiya Hours) It was issued in 2000 for the Polish official dealer in Austria, vladeltsa name engraved on the rotor.
The mechanism of self-winding caliber 79240 were limited edition of 13 copies in a platinum Ref housing.
3714-07 and 87 in pink gold Ref.
Portugieser Chrono Automatic – Descoberta do Brasil Watch model produced in a limited series of 100 pieces to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil in 2000.
Housing rose gold (Ref.
3714-08) size of 41 mm, have a self-winding caliber 79240 with a chronograph function, 25 stones, frequency 28.
Cellini Portuguese Perpetual Calendar It was issued in 2002 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the amerekanskogo dealer, Cellini.
The clock was released at a rate of 44 mm in a steel casing Ref.
5021-13, self-winding caliber 50610.
Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Production in 2003 was released in platinum – 250 copies and they differed dial inscriptions, their own language for each country.
5021-09 with the dial in the German language, self-winding, caliber 50611.
5021-16 with the dial in the German language, self-winding, caliber 50610.
5021-10 with the dial in the Italian language, self-winding, caliber 50611.
5021-11 with the dial in the English language, self-winding, caliber 50611.
PISA Perpetual Calendar It was released in 2004, in honor of the dealer in Italy in Pisa, a unique instance of the Ref.
5021-17 in white gold got only 20 lucky ones.
Dial with the inscription harakteronoy Pisa.
Self-winding movement, caliber 50611.
Portuguese Minute Repeater Squelette One of the most interesting models can be called Portuguese Minute Repeater Squelette from IWC minute repeater and a caliber of 95 911 for the first time presented by the company back in the 30s of the last century, it was released on 50 instances in 2004.
Every year at the fair in Basel, there are more skeletonized models, but there are clocks that have already entered the history of the watch industry and has never lost its aktualnosti.
Mastera watchmaking company from Schaffhausen made watchmaking maximally visible, presenting a model of the famous Portuguese Minute Repeater in limited edition skeleton.
The dial of this model is absent, and all the bridges and platinum are made so thin that through them in detail, you can watch the intricate repeater mechanism.
The body of 18-carat pink gold Ref.
5241-01 and 18-carat white gold Ref.
5241-02 diameter of 42 mm is set unique mechanism with manual winding, representing a modification of the well-known caliber 95911 which IWC used in pocket watches in the 30s.
On the mechanism of the development of the masters of the company it took seven years.
Although this skeleton is not striking glitter stones and engraving, it just captures its design consisting of 230 hand-crafted details.
Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Was released in 2004 in a limited edition of 50 copies in a platinum case Ref.
504 201, 250 copies in rose gold Ref.
504202 and white gold Ref.
504,207 in 2006, with a dark brown crocodile leather strap.
Portuguese Automatic It was issued in 2004 in a limited edition of 500 copies in a platinum case Ref.
Automatic watch on the white dial has an additional second dial (in the area 9 hours) and the power reserve indicator (zone 3).
In zone 6 hours the window disposed rectangular choice.
The mechanism of self-winding caliber 50010, frequency of 21 600 vph.
Housing platinum, 42.
The dial is white.
Power reserve of approximately 168 hours (7 days).
Water-resistance 30 m Crystal -.
Bracelet black leather.
Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante – Barozzi It was released in 2004 in limited series of 50 pieces in a steel housing Ref.
371212, especially for Italian dealer Orologi Barozzi in Brescia.
Caliber 76240 Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante – Cortina It was released in 2004 in limited series of 30 copies in a steel housing Ref.
371213, especially for Singapore dealer Sortina.
Caliber 76240 Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Boris Becker It was released in 2005 in limited series of 250 copies in a steel housing Ref.
371430, especially for Singapore dealer Sortina.
Caliber 76240 Portuguese F.
Jones In 2005, the IWC decided to re-release a make famous wrist chronometer.
Watches have been named in honor of the founder of the manufactory.
Heirs Jones put in a new mechanism for the whole experience over 137 years of operation.
New caliber Jones 98290 is significantly improved.
He became a shockproof, got a new much more perfect isothermal Glucydur balance.
In this caliber has retained all the old virtues -.
High accuracy, arrow controller Jones, seconds hand with stop function, manual assembly, 3/4 “hydrochloric platinum nickel silver, decorated manually 98290 still has a manual winding, classic handheld clock frequency of 18 000 pc / h and a power reserve of 46 hours.
The model is produced in a limited edition of 3000 copies of the steel casing Ref.
544203, 1000 – in pink gold Ref.
544 201 and 500 – in platinum Ref.
Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Anthony Zimmer Was released in April 2005, a limited series of 38 copies in a steel housing Ref.
3714G, especially for Anthony Zimmer Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere – Jackie Chan It was released in 2005 in limited runs in 2 copies in the case of white 18 carat gold Ref.
Movement Caliber 50900 Portuguese Regulateur for Wempe It was released in 2005 in limited series of 25 copies in the case of platinum Ref.
544 302, 50 pieces in pink gold Ref.
544,303, 100 copies in the case of steel Ref.
Movement Caliber 98240 Portuguese F.
jones Squelette It was released in 2005 in limited series of 50 pieces in the case of platinum Ref.
544 205, 100 copies in rose gold Ref.
544 206, exclusively for the monobrand IWC in Switzerland.
Mechanism with manual winding caliber 98910.
Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere for different Swiss Dealers Was released in late 2005 early 2006, the limited edition of 16 copies in white gold Ref.
504 206, exclusively for the monobrand IWC in Switzerland.
Caliber 504 206 Portuguese Chrono Automatic with Brilliants Malenko series was released back in 2003, but in 2006 came into the world a unique model encrusted with diamonds (Ref.
3714021) specifically for sale in monobrand IWC Boutiques in Switzerland.
Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Were released in 2006, Serey limited to 2000 copies.
Movement Automatic, Caliber 79350, a power reserve of 44 hours.
stainless steel housing, the housing dimensions of 40.
9 mm, Ref.
Portuguese Minute Repeater Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Portuguese Perpetual Calendar for Zegg & Cerlati Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Miami Vice Portuguese Regulateur Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante – ITALIA Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Jackie Chan Portuguese Regulateur for Sincere Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Galli 125 Year Jubilee Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Lucerne Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Watches of Switzerland Portuguese Chrono Automatic – Tribute to Japan Portuguese Regulateur Tourbillon Portuguese Regulateur Tourbillon for Sincere Portuguese Vintage Collection Portuguese Perpetual Calendar – Luis Figo Portugieser – Tourbillon Mystère Squelette
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