Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Filter PR by
Find the Perfect Eid Al Adha Gifts in the two New Models of IWC Schaffhausen's
Find the Perfect Eid Al Adha Gifts in the two New Models of IWC Schaffhausen's



Dubai, October 2013 The joyful occasion of Eid Al Adha is just around the corner and one of the main parts of celebration is gift-giving. The Portuguese collection from Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen are masterpieces of precision engineering and the perfect gifts for every festive occasion. The delight of watch lovers around the globe for over 70 years, they are landmarks in the history of mechanical timekeeping. Two elegant and stylish newcomers now grace IWC's refined and successful watch family: the Portuguese Chronograph Classic and the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound. Precision-filled and replete with beauty and elegance, the two new timepieces are the best gifts you can give your loved ones this Eid Al Adha to bring a smile on their faces.

Since its inception, the purist Portuguese line has combined an elegant and timeless language of form with uncompromising horological perfection. Benchmarks of good taste, these chronometers concede nothing to the whims of fashion. The tradition behind the IWC Portuguese family stretches back to the precision nautical instruments once used by navigators to discover the world. Over half a millennium later, in the late 1930s, two Portuguese businessmen working in the watch sector visited the Schaffhausen factory and commissioned wrist watches to match the accuracy of a marine chronometer. The first Portuguese, in 1939, came fitted with a pocket watch movement. The IWC watch line has endured over 70 years since then and is a firm favourite amongst the world's watch  lovers, who appreciate its sheer size, precision and complex mechanics.


The new Portuguese Chronograph Classic (Ref. 3904) brings exceptional elegance and classically inspired design to this popular collection, though the redesigned watch has a surprisingly independent look.  This third chronograph member of the Portuguese dynasty pre­ serves the identity and cultural heritage of the legendary originals of the 1930s. The timepiece comes complete with appliquéd Arabic numerals, a railway­track­style chapter ring and slender feuille hands. An arched­edge front glass makes this slim beauty's 42-millimetre diameter seem smaller than it is. The traditional type of glass used admirably sets off the language of form, lending a well­balanced and

Classical impression. Powering the Portuguese Chronograph Classic is an IWC manufactured 89361 calibre, developed specifically to record time spans of up to 12 hours on a subdial. The result is as bold and easy to read as a clock face. The sapphire­glass back reveals the 89361 calibre and the rotor, resplendent in Geneva stripes. The Portuguese Chronograph Classic is available in 18­carat red gold or stainless steel, both with silver­plated or slate­coloured dial.


The Portuguese collection is famed for combining the tradition of nautical instruments with contemporary design and futuristic mechanics. The Portuguese Tourbillon Hand- Wound (Ref. 5463) is a refined expression of this synthesis. Ideal for big, hand­wound wristwatches such as this, the 98900 calibre marks the apogee of a long line of fore­ bears from the Schaffhausen works. The stylistically minimalist case in 18­carat white gold or 18­carat red gold supremely embodies unadorned understatement. However, the presence of the flying tourbillon at “9 o'clock” is an unmistakable sign that this timepiece boasts the finest components which impressively reflect IWC's watch- making flair. The tourbillon rotates once round its axis every 60 seconds. This offsets the pull of gravity on any disequlibrium in the balance wheel, which may affect the rate of the watch. The new front glass with arched edge makes the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound seem very flat, enhancing its classic, balanced lines. The choice of dial suits the case – slate coloured for the 18­carat white gold variant and silver­plated for the 18­carat red gold. The IWC­ manufactured 98900­calibre movement, with its intricately decorated nickel silver three quarter bridge, can be admired through the transparent sapphire­glass back.  The 98000­calibre family has been in production since the 1920s and has evolved further, blending tradition with the latest technical advances. For the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand­Wound, IWC engineers have increased the balance frequency to 28,800 beats per hour, which ensures excel­ lent precision.


The Portuguese Chronograph Classic and the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound are both fitted with exquisite leather straps from the House of Santoni. This Italian family firm specializes in nuanced dyeing of leather. Every Santoni strap is lovingly finished with manual artistry to lend an exclusive patina look with individual colour shade. To achieve this effect, Santoni craftsmen polish the leather surface with various pastes until they take on the desired shading and a perfect sheen. Santoni's elegant leather products epitomize masterly craftsmanship and the highest quality.

Posted by : Pencell PR & Events, Pencell PR
Viewed 35252 times
PR Category : Lifestyle
Posted on : Saturday, October 5, 2013  1:52:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
10 Million Plastic Packaging Saved: Grohe Launches Initiative to Reduce Plastic [3997-Views]
Meet the #Sephorasquad Middle East Members! [3997-Views]
Karl Lagerfeld Announces Collaboration With Designer Kenneth Ize [3563-Views]
Discover the Perfect Gift This Eid Al Adha From Rasasi Perfumes [3456-Views]
Amp Up Your Beauty Routine With New Products From Missha Cosmetics [2968-Views]
17-Year Old Smashed a Guinness World Records Title in His Bedroom [2813-Views]
Toric Tourbillon Slate'' [2669-Views]
Kia Launches ‘Live Stream Showroom' to Offer Customers an Innovative Digital Experience [2567-Views]
IMG Worlds is Back This Friday Park Entry Price at AED 20 Only [2534-Views]
Dubai Sports World Marks Official Opening at Dubai World Trade Centre [2513-Views]
Dubai Startup Hub and Dtec Announce Winners of Emirati Development Programme [2493-Views]
Celebrate Eid with Steve Madden [2480-Views]
Travellers Should ‘Wear to Care' in the New Normal says WTTC [2468-Views]
Champion Cleaners Launch New Home and Office Sanitization Service [2411-Views]
UAE Ranks in Top 10 on Kpmg's 2020 Global Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, for Third C... [2411-Views]
Cartier High Jewelry - Sur Naturel [2411-Views]
Al Habtoor Motors Launches Summer Surprises Stock clearance on Mitsubishi SUVs 2019 Model... [2247-Views]
Dubai Culture Wins Excellence Award From Arab Federation for Libraries and Information [2206-Views]
Dubai Customs' 2nd Consultative Council discusses challenges and opportunities of post Cov... [2206-Views]
FDA Authorizes Marketing of IQOS as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product [2066-Views]
Dubai Sports Council Honours Winners of Pocari Sweat 19K Run [2054-Views]
Gems Education Rolls Out IBM Digital – Nation Platform to All Its Schools Following Succes... [2042-Views]
It All Started with a Sponge- Gaetano Pesce's Revolutionary Feminist Chair “UP” On Display... [2025-Views]
Genesis Launches Special-Edition “stardust” G90 Model [2009-Views]
Skycap's Flagship Program of Us$150 M Global Fintech Investment on the Roadmap [1976-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
Top Sections
Top Stories