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Hands-On with the IWC Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon

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Although featuring a constant force tourbillon, moon phase and a four-day power reserve, the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon is a dialled down version of the most complicated (and expensive) IWC wristwatch ever made, the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia introduced in 2011.

Powered by the same calibre 94800 found in the discontinued Ingenieur with the same features, the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon has an aperture at nine o’clock that reveals the centrepiece of the movement, a large tourbillon regulator. read more

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The Special Edition of IWC Aquatimer Shark Diver Watches

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Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Sharks

The “Sharks” bundle, comprising a limited-edition watch and a copy of the limited-edition book, is available to buy in IWC boutiques now.

Continuing a legacy of preservation since IWC began working with the Charles Darwin Foundation in 2009, IWC now turns their considerable attention to solving the issue of increasing numbers of shark species facing extinction. The result is the IWC Aquatimer Shark Edition, an effort which Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen aims to raise awareness of the 100 million or so sharks caught each year while living in environments which suffer from depleted food resources, further impacting the endangered species. read more

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Cartier Ronde Croisiere Watch Review

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Cartier Ronde Croisiere Watch Review


  Cartier latest sports watch in 2015 is set Ronde Croisière hotel, and in many ways, it is from the brand’s accident, but it does not surprise move. Cartier is the most important within the luxury goods company Richemont big brands, the family members susceptible colleagues earn watch making, such as Earl, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, IWC and so on. This means that Cartier has many responsibilities, not only to pick up on it, and also to respond to market trends and needs. Cartier Yaron de Croisière hotel, when viewed from a different perspective, can be seen as Cartier answer at some collectors have expressed interest, as well as consumer watches what the market seems to demand. read more

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IWC Portofino Hand-link hands and date display

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IWC Portofino Hand-link hands and date display

Some history before I get into the  IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Day & Date Watch. When IWC re-launched the Portofino collection a few years ago, I welcomed it with muted acceptance. Sure, IWC needed a slightly original yet highly conservative entry-level to mid-range casual dress watch that was missing from its collection. The IWC Portofino made a lot of sense from a marketing perspective but I, as an aficionado, want to be impressed with refined designs, new movements, tough sport watches, and cool technology stories. I change watches so much, something simple and understated just doesn’t appeal to me.

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