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IWC Portuguese Grand Complication

        In 1868, an enthusiast American entrepreneur created, in eastern Switzerland IWC (International Watch Co) Schaffhausen a watch-making brand that in less than one century became one of the most respected members of the Haute Horology, due to creating amazing timepieces characterized by long-term reliability, classy refined aesthetics masterfully combined with mechanical excellence. Nevertheless, among the watch-connoisseurs worldwide, IWC is internationally known for producing relatively affordable luxury watches.

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         At SIHH 2010, IWC presented new beautiful additions to its iconic Portuguese and Da Vinci watch lines, and among the most spectacular models presented, we have to mention the new IWC Portuguese Grand Complication Ref. IW3774 a remarkable timepiece, which combines modern design touches, with traditional high-end mechanical sophistication.

         The IWC Portuguese Grand Complication Ref. IW3774 features an oversized, case manufactured from nicely polished 18-karat red gold, which measures 45 mm in diameter. The watch’s case-back moreover, is personalized with an engraved sextant, which hints about the watch’s maritime DNA. Moreover, the distinguished wristwatch is able to withstand down to 30 meters beneath the sea surface.

        The watch features a white dial fitted with applied red gold Arabic numeral hour markers, and red gold hands; the central part of the dial is individualized by an Earth’s sketched silhouette, with grey parallels and meridians, which distinctively frames the four counters of the perpetual calendar complication. The timepiece features a moon phase sub-dial located at 12 o’clock position, the date is displayed at 3 o’clock, moreover, the month and day are displayed at 6 respectively 9 o’clock positions, and, the year appears in a small aperture located at 8 o’clock.

        A classy wristwatch, especially designed for a true watch connoisseur, highly appreciative of horological complications IWC Portuguese Grand Complication Ref. IW3774 comes coupled with a stylish dark brown alligator leather strap.

        Animating this beautiful timepiece there is a high-precision 79091 caliber automatic movement that oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour ensuring the advantage of a 44-hours power reserve. Asides from the perpetual calendar complication, it also ensures chronograph, moon phase and minute repeater functions making this sophisticated wristwatch the dream of any impassionate watch collector. Nevertheless, for many it will remain just a dream because IWC will manufacture just 50 pieces annually and their price range will probably exceed $150,000.00.


 
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