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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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A Vintage Selection from Phillips’ Hong Kong Watch Auction

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Four happens at the end of the month, with 356 lots over two sessions that includes the collection of uber-retailer Laurent Picciotto of Chronopassion in Paris (which we covered in-depth here).

The rest of the auction is a diversity that encompasses everything from the weirdly pricey De Beers diamond hour glass that’s de rigueur in any Hong Kong watch auction to major collectibles like a Heuer Autavia “First Execution” and a Rolex Sea-Dweller “Golden Khanjar. read more