The mechanically programmed perpetual calendar requires just one adjustment every 100 years.
Highlights: self-winding, 68-hour power reserve, perpetual calendar, large double-digit displays for the date and month, diameter 45mm.
The digital perpetual calendar is one of the magnificent technological advances made by the Schaffhausen-based watchmaking company.
This exclusive timepiece brings together all of IWC’s watch manufacturing expertise: perpetual calendar, large digital date and month displays, leap year indicator, chronograph with innovative display and flyback function.
Every night, when the date display moves forward, the switch siphons off a little of the energy, stores it and then discharges it precisely at the end of the month or year when, in addition to the date and month disc, the leap year disc also needs to be advanced. The perpetual calendar can be set easily using the crown and will not require correction until 2100. On the occasion of its relaunch to mark the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser family, the watch is fitted with an arched-edge front glass and Santoni alligator leather strap and has a new calibre design.
The dial combines two analogue displays (time of day and chronograph) with three digital displays (date, month and leap year). The ultra-careful finished movement consisting of 474 individual parts with its solid red gold rotor.
The edition is limited to 25 watches in platinum and 75 in both 18-carat red gold versions.
IWC Schaffhausen has inaugurated its third Italian boutique at Via Montenapoleone 1, in the heart of Milan’s luxury shopping area. IWC Brand Ambassador Pierfrancesco Favino and television host and actress Alessia Marcuzzi were present to cut the ribbon in the exclusive setting of the fashion district. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer used the occasion to introduce the exclusive Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano” , which is limited to 100 pieces. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by an exclusive gala dinner prepared by the Michelin-starred chef Andrea Berton.