The IWC Portugieser Grande Complication has a dazzling array of technical features and a total of 20 different displays and functions. The case of the Portugieser Grande Complication contains 659 mechanical components which ensure that all 20 work in perfect harmony.
Apart from the time and chronograph functions, a perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year, decade and century as well as a perpetual moon phase are included. Rounding it off is the supreme achievement in the art of mechanical watchmaking: the minute repeater.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser watch family, the IWC Portugieser Grande Complication has undergone several conservative design modifications which further enhance the value of the model.
The silver-plated dial, for instance, no longer features an engraving of the globe showing the lines of latitude and longitude. Because of this, it appears more composed. In the new collection, the case back is decorated with an engraved compass rose.
The newly designed ergonomic strap horns are closerto the wrist and make the watch more comfortable to wear, even on a slimmer wrist. The watch is supplied with a Santoni alligator leather strap; the strap on the 18-carat red gold version is stitched with red gold thread while the strap on the exclusive platinum model is finished with a platinum thread.
Both versions, platinum and red gold, are limited to 250 watches.