Portuguese timing is one of IWC’s hottest watches, and players are familiar. But what you may not know is that IWC Portuguese timing has been launched for more than 20 years. Although IWC has made a lot of new styles in various series today, IWC watches have never changed the Portuguese timing, which is one of IWC’s most worthwhile watches. There is no change in the big reason worth buying.
The IWC Portuguese timing was launched in 1998.
The Portuguese collection is the deepest collection of IWC history. In 1939, IWC launched the Portuguese series. According to legend, in 1939, two Portuguese businessmen found IWC and hoped that IWC would create a high-precision nautical watch for them. Therefore, IWC produced a watch with a steel shell, large size, easy to read, and a manual pocket watch movement (IWC74 movement). This is the birth of the Portuguese series. History stories, you can find out.
IWC Portugal in the 1950s
In 1998, IWC launched the Portuguese Chronograph, which is the familiar Portuguese timing today. In fact, the Portuguese chronograph has been clocked earlier than Portugal. In 1995, IWC came out with a Portuguese chronograph. However, the Portuguese chronograph is too complicated, the market is small, IWC then came out with a regular automatic chronograph, Portuguese timing. From 1998 to today, the appearance of the Portuguese clock has remained the same, very rare.
Nowadays, the famous watches and cars are very fast. Each brand has changed very quickly. In a few years, it has changed its face, and the old models have been discontinued and a new generation has been launched. Players familiar with IWC should know that a few years ago, IWC implemented a series of guidelines for updating each year. I remember very clearly, the 2013 update engineer, the 2014 update marine timepiece, 2015 Portugal, 2016 pilot, 2017 Da Vinci. Every time the update is changed, the watch changes a lot. For example, Mark 17 to Mark 18, the new Ocean Timepiece, Da Vinci, and engineers, the appearance has changed compared to the previous generation. Later, IWC may realize that watches are not fashionable and should be kept classic and should not be changed frequently. So you can see that in the past two years, IWC has launched a new style based on the classic style, maintaining the classic style.
The most popular gold and blue pin Portuguese clocks on the market.
For more than 20 years, the Portuguese timekeeping, which has not changed in appearance, has become the most famous and iconic watch of IWC in the environment where all watches have changed.
Portuguese timing is a very good watch.
High value has always been a big advantage for IWC. The design of 20 years ago, one step in place, without any modification, the Portuguese timing watch fully demonstrates the design level of IWC.
Portugal has a caliber size of 40.9 mm and a thickness of 12.6 mm. The size of 40.9 mm is very moderate. IWC has grasped the trend of the big watch 20 years ago, and the design is very clever. The 40.9 mm size is medium in size in today’s men’s watch, but in order to make the watch visually large, the Portuguese timepiece uses a very narrow bezel, and some even say that the watch is simply “no” bezel. In this way, the proportion of the Portuguese timed disk is very large, visually increasing the size of the watch. At the same time, the thickness of the Portuguese clock is 12.6 mm. As a self-winding chronograph, 12.6 mm, not thick. With a moderate size of 40.9 mm, the size of the Portuguese chronograph case is very good.
The IWC Portuguese timed bezel is very narrow.
In the case treatment, the Portuguese timing is the edge of the bezel, the lugs and the bottom of the case are polished, and the middle section of the case is brushed in a large area. From the handling of the watch, you can see that both luxury and certain pragmatism (large area drawing can cover small scratches).
Portugal has a high chronograph value because of the high level of disk design. In the IWC3 big chronograph, Portuguese timing, flying meter, and cymbal, the Portuguese timed the surface is the most balanced and harmonious. In fact, as you all know, the Portuguese chronograph, the flying meter, the cyber meter, the movements used are the same (essentially 7750), in which the Portuguese timing changes the position of the movement chronograph disc. Both the fly meter and the cyber meter are 3-eye chronographs, plus a weekly calendar. The Portuguese time is a 2-eye chronograph, the 30-minute timer is at 12 o’clock, the small seconds are at 6 o’clock, the symmetry is up and down, and there is no cumbersome (there is a record decoration in the binocular chronograph). And at 3 o’clock, IWC’s LOGO is written. At 9 o’clock, there is an English automatic timing, and the disc is flat and swatch. They are all completely symmetrical
The IWC Portuguese timed the disk is very symmetrical and harmonious.
There are several kinds of Portuguese chronograph discs, such as gold needles, blue needles, and silver needles. At the same time, the dials have white discs, black discs, and blue discs. The most famous of them are gold and blue needles. The Portuguese timed hour and small dot scales are all three-dimensional (except for the 150th Anniversary Edition). With the slender willow pointer, you can notice that the end of the minute hand is curved downwards and has a vintage character. In addition, there is a lap scale on the edge of the disc, which adds a little sense of movement to the Portuguese timing.
IWC Portuguese Timing
In terms of movement, Portugal uses the 79350 movement, which is the 7750 improved by IWC. For the general movement or the self-produced movement, I personally have not always cared. Because I used a universal movement, I bought a lot of IWC including 2892 and 7750. Whether it is the Mark Fly meter or the Portuguese timekeeping, the movement is very reliable and precise and can reach the level of the observatory. This Portuguese time is 1 second faster and very satisfactory. On the contrary, recently, a watch that is famous for its self-produced movements, after buying it, found that it was very bad when it went. It was much slower every day. It could be slow for more than 10 seconds. After wearing it for a few days, the watch was obviously slow and very much. The official warranty (. Compared to the general movement or the self-produced movement, I value reliability and precision. Some brands of self-produced movements can not rely on, it is better to use a general movement.
The 7940 movements (top) used by IWC before 2007 and the current 79350 movements (bottom). It’s just that the rhodium plating process is different.
Portugal’s current use of the 79350 movement, 31 jewel bearings, power 44 hours. Before 2007, Portugal used the 79240 calibers. In fact, the 79350 and 79240 were both 7750, but the current 79350 splint is rhodium-plated.
The Portuguese time is a solid bottom cover.
IWC began to replace the self-produced movement on the entry model in the past two years, using the 69000 series self-produced chronograph movement to replace the 79900 series general movement. But at present, the largest version of the regular version of the Portuguese chronograph, Baiji, and Fiji still use the 79900 series movement. The self-produced 69000 series movements are now only used in the 150th anniversary of the Portuguese timing, some pilot branch series, and engine timing. Buying Portuguese time, including the regular version of the flying meter, the Baiji, now don’t care too much about the movement, because the regular version has not changed the movement.
Some special versions of the Portuguese timing, in which the green disk above is a custom prototype watch.
The IWC steel shell Portuguese timed price is 54800. This public price is also on the regular price of the mainstream watch, but like Cartier, you should note that IWC now controls the discount on a global scale. I was very impressed. Last year, after IWC tightened the discount, the Portuguese timed market was also rising all the way. Coupled with the relatively large demand, the Portuguese timekeeping has always been a hot list of IWC.