The Portugieser Annual Calendar is available with a stainless-steel case and blue dial. Located at “12 o’clock” on the dial, the annual calendar shows the month, date and day in three separate, semicircular windows. Its advance mechanism automatically takes the length of individual months into account and requires manual correction via the crown once a year at the end of February. The rare combination of an annual calendar and 7-day calibre makes this complication from IWC even more fascinating for watch connoisseurs. The arched-edge sapphire glass makes the case look slimmer and underscores the watch’s classic elegance. The curved strap horns ensure greater comfort even on a slimmer wrist. On the reverse side, the see-through sapphire-glass back provides an unimpeded view of the exquisite new IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre.
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In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralized production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.
Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specializes in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titaniumaluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.
IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimize its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment ...