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IWC Schaffhausen - Portugieser Tourbillon Middle East special edition

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Tourbillon Middle East special edition

IWC Schaffhausen is launching a limited-edition manually wound Portugieser tourbillon in the Middle East.

For Dubai Watch Week in November 2017, IWC Schaffhausen has launched an exclusive new watch for collectors in the Middle East, in partnership with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. The Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound (Ref. IW546307), with its dark green dial, comes in a limited edition of just 25 watches. This watch, specially created for lovers of fine watchmaking, will be available in IWC’s regional stores from 1 December 2017.

The Portugieser range was created in the 1930s to meet the specifications of Portuguese businessmen (hence the name), and became a pillar of IWC’s collections. The Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound, launched in 2011, showcases the haute horlogerie talents of Kurt Klaus and his team, but remains understated despite its high-end mechanics. 

This version, limited to 25 pieces, has a deep emerald dial and is animated by a flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock. The round 43-mm case is fitted with a black alligator leather strap. The manually-wound manufacture 98900 calibre, which can be viewed through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, supplies a power reserve of 54 hours and features IWC’s signature indexless balance.

Portugaise Tourbillon spéciale Moyen-Orient

Portugieser Tourbillon (Ref IW546307) © IWC Schaffhausen

As Luc Rochereau, IWC’s regional brand manager for the Middle-East, India and Africa, explained, the most demanding connoisseurs and collectors of the Middle East have always supported the IWC brand, which was why it made sense to have a timepiece available exclusively in that region.

The Seddiqi family remains an enthusiastic supporter of IWC, and is delighted to be able to offer its timeless timepieces to the region’s watch lovers. “The Portugieser range has always showcased the best of haute horlogerie and of IWC,” explains Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, vice-president of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. “It is a privilege to be able to offer this rare hand-wound tourbillon to our select clientele.”


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