The Portugieser is one of IWC flagship timepieces — conceived in 1939 at the request of two Portuguese merchants using and originally making use of a pocket watch caliber, its signature elegant dial has been riffed upon for the better part of the past 30-or-so years, ever since the model was originally reissued.
Now, IWC has teamed up with famed Swiss retailer Bucherer for a limited edition take on the Protugieser. An entry in Bucherer’s Blue Editions line, the new LE features an outer railroad track, minute track, numerals and textile strap done up in blue. Other features of this Portugieser include a 40.9mm stainless steel case, dual-register chronograph with 30-minute and running seconds counters and the automatic 79350 calibre based on the Valjoux 7750 and featuring 44 hours of power reserve.
The IWC Portugieser Blue Edition for Bucherer retails for ~$8,137 and is limited to 365 pieces.
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