Engineering Beyond Time. Since 1868.

  • The new Portugieser Perpetual Calendars are powered by the IWC-manufactured 52616 calibre movement, which is assembled from 385 individual parts. The automatic Pellaton winding system features components made of virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic, while the oscillating mass is made of solid gold Converting the movements on the wearer’s arm into energy for the mainspring, it reliably builds up a power reserve of 7 days in two barrels.

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  • In the new Portugieser collection we slim down the casing ring for the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 44 and the Portugieser Automatic models both geometrically and visually. At the same time, we use box-shaped sapphire lenses at the front and rear, enhancing the sense of elegance and lightness.

This new collection is an inspired combination of craftsmanship with precision technology, fuelled by the instinctive need of engineers to make things better.

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  • The dials result from a complex manufacturing process involving up to 60 individual machining steps. We first give the precision-punched brass blanks a sunburst finish or finely blast the surface. Then we apply the colour. 

The key to the extraordinary visual depth is the application of 15 layers of clear lacquer. The new Portugieser collection is an inspired combination of craftsmanship with precision technology, fuelled by the instinctive need of engineers to make things better.

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With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design and ethically sourced materials.

IWC has been recognised as an industry leader in sustainability, receiving awards including Positive Luxury’s ‘Butterfly Mark’ as a “Luxury Brand to Trust” since 2014. The first luxury watchmaker to produce a sustainability report to GRI standards, IWC is committed to biennial reporting. The Maison complements responsible business practices with support for institutions that work globally to the benefit of children, young people and our environment.

IWC portugieser Chronograph with a contemporary olive green rubber strap,

About IWC Schaffhausen

IWC was founded in 1868 in Schaffhausen. Located in the north-eastern part of Switzerland, it is a place with ideal watchmaking conditions: a centuries-old horological tradition, modern factory premises, and a hydropower plant driven by the Rhine to run machines. For more than 150 years, IWC has combined tradition, innovation, and precision to engineer its six watch families that are still handcrafted in Schaffhausen today.

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Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024

Venturing further than ever before

IWC pushes boundaries once again at Watches and Wonders 2024, introducing the Portugieser Eternal Calendar, its first secular perpetual calendar.

Touch limits of eternity with the Maison’s unique engineering approach to fine watchmaking.

Montre d’aviateur double chronographe top gun ceratanium

1868 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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Watches, watch accessories

Intricate design balanced with mechanical finesse