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IWC Launches new Portugieser perpetual calendar models

Schaffhausen, 25 April 2020 – IWC Schaffhausen presents the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42.

For the rst time, the famous IWC calendar complication is integrated in an IWC-manufactured movement from the 82000-calibre family.

The timepiece, which has a diameter of 42 millimetres, displays the calendar information on three subdials. IWC is also unveiling a boutique edition of the iconic 44-millimetre Portugieser Perpetual Calendar in 18-carat 5N gold.

Rigorously thought through and developed to meet users’. needs with a focus on maximum autonomy and simple operation: No other complication expresses IWC’s values quite as eloquently as the perpetual calendar developped legendary watchmaker Kurt Klaus in the 1980s.

For the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 (Ref. 3442), IWC has integrated the iconic complication for the rst time with an in-house movement from the 82000-calibre family. Its compact dimensions have made it possible to offer the watch a diameter of just 42 millimetres.

The IWC-manufactured 82650 calibre advances the calendar module with a single impulse during the night. The automatic Pellaton winding is equipped with zirconium oxide ceramic components and builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire glass back.

The perpetual calendar’s mechanical programme independently recognises the different lengths of the months and adds an extra day at the end of February every four years.

All the displays are perfectly synchronised with each other and can be adjusted simply via the crown. In this version of the calendar, the displays for the date, month and day of the week are distributed over three subdials at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock.

The perpetual moon phase display was integrated into the month display and deviates from the actual orbit of the moon by only one day after 577.5 years. An indicator in the weekday display counts the years until the next leap year

Ref. IW344203:

Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap by Santoni.

Ref. IW344202:

18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, brown alligator leather strap by Santoni.

Ref. IW344205 Boutique Edition:

18-carat 5N gold case, blue dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, blue braided calf leather strap.

BOUTIQUE EDITION OF THE PORTUGIESER PERPETUAL CALENDAR

The classic Portugieser Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 5033) with a 44-millimetre diameter displays the calendar information on four subdials. In addition to the displays for the date, day, month and moon phase, it features a four-digit year display, small seconds and a power reserve display. Newly available is a Boutique Edition with maritime-inspired design cues, an 18-carat Armor Gold® case, a blue dial and a blue braided calf leather strap.

Ref. IW503312 Boutique Edition:

18-carat Armor Gold® case, blue dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, blue braided calf leather strap.

The timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52610 calibre, which features a bidirectional Pellaton wind- ing system tted with components made of virtually wear- free zirconium oxide ceramic. Two barrels build up a power reserve of seven days.

Technical Specifications - Portugieser Perpetual calendar

Case:   Stainless steel case or Rose Gold case 42.4mm 30 m water resistant

Movement:   Inhouse caliber 82650 Power Reserve 60H Automatic Winding Pellaton automatic winding system Perpetual calendar with display date, day, month, leap year and perpetual moon phase

Strap:   Santoni strap

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