The latest addition to the Portuguese watch family from IWC is the Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days which maintains the classic look while introducing a slightly revamped case with an arched-edge front glass.
The two new models in stainless steel feature a black (Ref. IW510202) or a silver-plated dial (Ref. IW510203) with rhodium-plated numerals and hands.
IWC also presented a Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days model in red gold (Ref. IW510204) with silver-plated dial and the characteristic feuille hands.
The case diameter is 43 mm while thickness is 12 mm.
Features common to all the three new models include the Arabic numerals, the typical railway-track-style chapter ring, the signal-red “60” in the seconds dial and the IWC manufactured 59215 calibre.
The power reserve display visible through the back sapphire-glass informs the owner how much time remains before he needs to wind the crown. With this approach, the dial was left as clean as possible for exceptional legibility of the time.
Leather straps made by Italian luxury shoe manufacturer Santoni complete these new watches. The versions in stainless steel are fitted with black straps, while the red gold model comes with a strap in dark brown. The renowned Italian shoe brand uses a proprietary manufacturing process to give its leather the characteristic patina. These sophisticated straps are also recognisable from the orange coloured leather lining.