IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 mm

A COMPACT AUTOMATIC MODEL WITH THE ICONIC PORTUGIESER DESIGN

IWC Portugieser Automatic
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IWC Schaffhausen presents the Portugieser Automatic 40. With this automatic model, the iconic Portugieser design featuring the small seconds at 6 o’clock, returns to the collection in a compact 40-millimetre diameter. At the same time, IWC is launching two new versions of the classic Portugieser Automatic with diameters of 42 millimetres, one of them featuring the maritime design cues of the Boutique Editions.

A neatly organised, open dial with small seconds at 6 o’clock: IWC’s Reference 325 in the late 1930s established a classic design idiom that has run as a common thread through the history of the Portugieser family ever since. Identical design cues later appeared virtually unmodified in the Portugieser anniversary edition (Ref. 5441), the Portugieser Minute Repeater (Ref. 5240), the Portugieser F.A. Jones Limited Edition (Ref. 5442) and the Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days (Ref. 5102).

IWC Portugieser Automatic 40mm

Now the timelessly modern design returns to the collection in a new automatic model with a compact case diameter of 40 millimetres. Ticking away inside the Portugieser Automatic 40 (Ref. 3583) is the IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre. The robust, high-quality automatic movement has a Pellaton winding system with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic, which builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. A sapphire glass b ack provides an unimpeded view of the decorated movement. Four versions are available in 18-carat 5N gold or stainless steel. A newly developed butterfly folding clasp on the stainless steel models makes them particularly comfortable to wear.

IWC Portugieser Automatic  Ref. IW358303:
Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap.

IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. IW358304:
Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, blue hands and appliques, blue alligator leather strap.

IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. IW358305:
Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap.

IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. IW358306:
18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, brown alligator leather strap by Santoni.

IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500713
IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500713

Two new versions of Portugieser Automatic

The classic Portugieser Automatic (Ref. 5007) features a 42-millimetre case. The small seconds and the power reserve display are located directly opposite each other at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. Thanks to this striking design, the watch long ago achieved the status of a modern classic. One new model is available featuring the design cues of the Boutique Editions, inspired by sailing and the maritime world and with an 18-carat 5N gold case and blue dial. A second model is available in stainless steel with a striking burgundy dial.

IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. IW500713:
18-carat 5N gold case, blue dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, blue alligator leather strap by Santoni.

IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. IW500714:
Stainless steel case, burgundy dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap.

IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500714
IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500714

Both watches are powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre, which features the IWC specific Pellaton winding system using components of virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic. Thanks to its slightly larger dimensions, the movement has room for two barrels that build up a power reserve of seven days. In this model too, the decorated movement is visible through a transparent sapphire glass back.

IWC Portugieser Automatic Specifications

IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. IW3583xx

FEATURES

  • Mechanical movement
  • Pellaton automatic winding system
  • small hacking seconds
  • see-through
  • sapphire glass back

MOVEMENT

  • IWC manufacture calibre 82200
  • Frequency 28,800 vph/4 Hz
  • Jewels 31
  • Power reserve 60 h
  • Winding Automatic

WATCH

  • Materials:
    • Ref. IW358303: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap
    • Ref. IW358304: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, blue hands and appliques, blue alligator leather strap
    • Ref. IW358305: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap
    • Ref. IW358306: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, brown alligator leather strap by Santoni
  • Glass Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Diameter 40.4 mm
  • Height 12.4 mm

IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. IW5007xx

FEATURES

  • Mechanical movement
  • Pellaton automatic winding system
  • power reserve display
  • date display
  • small hacking seconds
  • see-through sapphire glass back

MOVEMENT

  • IWC manufacture calibre 52010
  • Frequency 28,800 vph/4 Hz
  • Jewels 31
  • Power reserve 7 days (168 h)
  • Winding Automatic

WATCH

  • Materials
    • Ref. IW500713: 18-carat 5N gold case, blue dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, blue alligator leather strap by Santoni
    • Ref. IW500714: Stainless steel case, burgundy dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap
  • Glass Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Diameter 42.3 mm
  • Height 14.2 mm

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