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Jan 18

IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater

        IWC Schaffhausen or International Watch Co is a prestigious Swiss watch manufacturer, parented by the Richemont International SA that was created in 1868, by an enthusiast American watchmaker and engineer, in Schaffhausen, eastern Switzerland. And during a centenary journey, the watchmaker remained fateful to its life-guiding principles and always released amazing timepieces defined by timeless elegance and high-class sophistication.

        Through the years the skilled watchmaker created an enormous collection of extremely complicated wristwatches remarkable for supreme refinement and mechanical perfection, such as the new IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater watch first introduced in 2009.

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        The classy IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Watch features a round slightly oversized case, measuring 44 mm in diameter, manufactured either from satin-polished 18 karat yellow gold or platinum. The skilled IWC designers have repositioned the subsidiary seconds sub-dial shifting it from the 9 o’clock position at 6 o’clock. The distinguished timepiece features, a stylish minimalist silver dial, completed by a railroad minute track, appliquéd Arabic numeral hour markers, and satin-polished leaf shaped hour hands; it is furthermore shielded by a sapphire crystal that received anti-glare treatment on both sides.

        At the heart of this outstanding watch beats the, in house IWC Calibre 98950 a high-precision hand-wound movement comprised of 205 individual parts and defined by ultimate mechanical sophistication, which can be discovered by a true connoisseur’s eye through the exhibition case-back. This remarkable mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 bets per hour and ensures a 46-hour power reserve.

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        The timepiece incorporates the sophisticated minute repeating mechanism that indicates hours through a low chime, the quarters of hours through an alternation of high/low chimes meanwhile the minutes are indicated through individual high chimes. This mechanism is activated through the operation of a case lever.

        Created for a modern gentleman who can appreciate the classy aesthetics and the ground-braking technologies, the new IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater watch will surely confer a stylish look to any outfit; it was manufactured in a limited edition of 500 timepieces (18 karat gold or platinum) and it comes coupled with a brown hand-sewn alligator leather strap for the gold model and black hand-sewn alligator leather strap for the platinum version, and both models come for a pretty exclusive price tag ranging around $100,000.00.


 
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