Thursday, December 29, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen – PORTUGIESER Automatic Edition “KUWAIT”

IWC SchaffhausenPORTUGIESER Automatic “KUWAIT Green Dial Special Edition NEW


Kuwait/Schaffhausen, 15 December 2016 IWC Schaffhausen and its retail partner Behbehani Group are launching a limited-edition Portugieser watch to celebrate their successful partnership in the Gulf state. The Portugieser Automatic Edition Kuwait” has a green dial and is limited to only 98 pieces – a special reference to the year the partnership between IWC and the Behbehani Group was initiated.

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In 1998, IWC Schaffhausen and the Behbehani Group started working together to bring the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer’s haute horlogerie timepieces to Kuwaiti watch lovers. Since then, the collaboration has expanded to include various points of sale. As a thank you to our loyal and discerning customers in Kuwait, together with the Behbehani Group, we are now presenting a special limited-edition Portugieser watch that will be available exclusively in our boutique at the 360 Mall in Kuwait. At the same time, we would like to thank our retail partner for the long-standing and successful collaboration, said IWC Regional Brand Director Luc Rochereau.

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The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” (Ref. IW500708) has a stainless-steel case with a diame-ter of 42.3 millimetres and a green dial. The golden numerals and hands contrast nicely with the dial. The watch is limited to just 98 pieces, which is a reference to the year when IWC and the Behbehani Group started their partner-ship in the Gulf state. The timepiece features a power reserve­ display at “3 o’clock” and a small hacking seconds­ display at “9 o’clock”.

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A black alligator leather strap from Santoni complements the elegant appearance. It is powered­ by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre. The Pellaton automatic winding system builds up a power reserve­ of 7 days when the two barrels are fully wound.

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The 52010 calibre is featured in the Portugieser Automatic, rotor with 18-carat gold medallion bears the initial “B”(Ref. 5007)

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The medallion on the rotor bears the initial “B”, which is another reference to the Behbehani Group. The Portugieser­ Automatic­ Edition “Kuwait” can be purchased exclusively at the IWC boutique at the iconic 360 Mall in Kuwait starting on the 14 December 2016.

Technical details

Model: PORTUGIESER Automatic Edition KUWAIT
Ref. IW500708

– Mechanical movement – Pellaton automatic winding
– Power reserve display – Date display – Small hacking seconds at 9 o’clock
– Glucydur ® * beryllium alloy indexless balance with high-precision adjustment screws on balance rim
– Breguet spring – See-through sapphire-glass back
– Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion bears the initial “B
  •     Limited edition of 98 numbered watches
IWC-manufactured calibre 52010
Mechanical movement
    Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
    Jewels: 31
    Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Stainless-steel case.
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Case height: 14.5 mm
Case-back ring, engraved with “IWC - Special Edition  **/98
Water-resistant: 3 bar 
Green dial, gold numerals
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Black alligator Santoni leather strap.
Folding clasp in stainless steel

Limited Edition  98 timepieces

Further Information
Clemens von Walzel
Department Manager Public Relations
Tel. +41 (0)79 173 27 58
Press releases - 2016
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