Engineering beyond time

For over 150 years, IWC has combined tradition, innovation, and precision to engineer six watch families handcrafted in Schaffhausen. The art takes place under ideal watchmaking conditions: a centuries-old horological tradition, modern factory premises, and a hydropower plant driven by the Rhine to run machines. 

The Maison masters every step of the production process behind in-house movements and complications such as the minute repeater, the tourbillon and the perpetual calendar.

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Pioneers of luxury watches

Bringing together up to several hundred individual parts to create outstanding wristwatches, each watch is individually assembled.

The Portugieser family is one of the oldest and best-known watches. The iconic design includes an imposing size, simple Arabic numerals, slim feuille hands and railway-track-style chapter ring. Another style symbol, Ingenieur combines rugged sportiness with an extreme robustness which includes shock protection and reliable screening from magnetic fields.

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Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024

Venturing further than ever before

IWC pushes boundaries once again at Watches and Wonders 2024, introducing the Portugieser Eternal Calendar, its first secular perpetual calendar.

Touch limits of eternity with the Maison’s unique engineering approach to fine watchmaking.

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  • Portugieser Chronograph with brown leather strap.

The clear, functional dial boasts applied Arabic numerals and slender Feuille hands. Printed with a quarter-second scale, the characteristic réhaut not only allows precise reading of the stop time but also reminds us of the Portugieser’s origins as a nautical precision instrument for the wrist. This model features an 18 carat 5N gold case, a silver-plated dial, as well as golden hands and appliqués.

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  • Portugieser Automatic 42 with blue leather strap.

First introduced in 2000, the Portugieser Automatic 42 features an open, balanced dial, with a power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock and the small seconds positioned on the opposite side at 9 o’clock. This version features a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42.4 millimeters, a silver-plated dial, and blue hands and appliques.


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  • Experience Swiss engineering and fine watchmaking in NYC style. 

Take a look at the watchmakers crafting IWC movements in our fully transparent atelier or immerse yourself in their artisan skills with the Cyberloupe®️. Our new flagship boutique merges a welcoming atmosphere with fireplace, lounge, and bar area, with spaces dedicate to our history, engineering, and craftsmanship. 

Exclusively available in selected IWC flagship boutiques, clients can customize their Portugieser Chronograph by selecting from a range of case materials, dial colors, hand and applique material, bracelet options and an optional case engraving.

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