Iv said it once and il say it again, I'm a sucker for the classics! Think Submariner, Royal Oak and Lange One. For me, the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser is right at the top of the list when it comes to historically interesting and beautifully designed watches. So this is pretty darn cool - the Portugieser family of watches will now be available in stainless-steel case with blue blue dials.
IWC produced its first watches with blue dials 50 years ago, setting a design trend that has now spread throughout the entire watch industry. Here they are:
The Portugieser Automatic (Ref. IW500710) is driven by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre. The Pellaton automatic winding system is adorned with ceramic components and generates a 7-day power reserve in two barrels. A display at “3 o’clock” indicates the energy remaining at any given time. The small seconds subdial is positioned at “9 o’clock”. The stainless-steel case and the rho¬dium-plated hands provide a winning contrast to the deep blue of the dial.
The Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. IW371491) is one of the most famous IWC watches ever and is now available with a blue dial for the first time. With a look based on the timeless design of the Portugieser watches from the 1930s, this timepiece with a diameter of just 40.9 millimetres will flatter any wrist. The stainless-steel case and the rhodium-plated hands also harmonize perfectly with the blue dial on this watch.
The new models will be available in IWC boutiques and from authorised IWC retailers from September.