In a fitting tribute to the best Swiss IWC Portuguese replicas bloodline, which turns 75 years of age this year, IWC has created the penultimate anniversary watch, the Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”.
The new Hand-Wound is true nod to the original Portuguese, featuring a sterile dial design with throwback detailing. The 3, 9, 12 o’clock hour markers are styled in a manner reminiscent of some of the first Portuguese watches to hit the market, and further still, the company logo is identical to what you’d find on the watch 75 years ago.
Today marks the beginning of the 25th annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), and IWC is celebrating 75 years of the Portuguese with a variety of new additions to the family. The new IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound copy watches are joined by the announcement of IWC’s new proprietary 52000 caliber family, which you’ll now find powering 4 members of the Portuguese family. In total, 2015 will see aesthetic improvements through the Portuguese line, four models gaining IWC’s latest movement, and two entirely new references to serve as “75th Anniversary” editions. Let’s take a closer look at what’s new.
The Portuguese Hand-Wound houses the IWC manufactured caliber 59215, which enjoys a full 8 days of reserve when fully wound. The movement is visible through the large sapphire exhibition display at the rear of the watch. The case (43mm) is offered in both steel and 18k red gold variants, each will be limited in their production, 175 will be made in red gold, and 750 in steel. The Hand-Wound is an appropriate tip of the hat to the mens fake IWC Portuguese watch that started it all.