Thursday, January 26, 2017

IWC – PORTUGIESER Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai”


















IWC SchaffhausenPORTUGIESER Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai”
































IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN TO LAUNCH FIRST LIMITED
PORTUGIESER TIMEPIECE WITH EASTERN ARABIC NUMERALS

IWC Schaffhausen and its retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons have launched an exclusive limited-edition Portugieser Chronograph. The timepiece is the first watch ever to be manufactured by IWC with Eastern Arabic numerals and is limited to only 200 pieces. A part of the sales proceeds will go to Al Jalila Foundation, which focuses on improving lives through medical education and research in the UAE.

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The Portugieser Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai” (Ref. 371489) is sold exclusively in the new IWC boutique at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. The midnight blue dial and brown alligator leather strap give it an elegant yet sporty look. The case back bears an engraving of Al Jalila Foundation, which is supported with a part of the sales proceeds. “The launch of this exclusive Portugieser watch marks yet another milestone in the successful collaboration with our retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. In addition, we are very pleased to be supporting the work of the Al Jalila Foundation,” explains IWC Regional Brand Director Luc Rochereau.

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Hamied Seddiqi, Vice Chairman of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons says, “We are pleased to be partners of a watchmaker of this calibre and look forward to creating many more mile-stones together. It is our honor to lend our support to the Al Jalila Foundation and we hope to be able to do more for the Foundation.”

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Al Jalila Foundation was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, in 2013. The non-profit organization runs a number of medical education and research programmes in the UAE including postgraduate scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals.






























It also supports medical research studies to address specific health challenges prevalent in the region. “We would like to thank IWC Schaffhausen and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons for their generous contribution and their recognition of our work,” adds Dr. Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama CEO of Al Jalila Foundation.

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FEATURES
Mechanical chronograph movement – 44-hour power reserve when fully wound
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds – Small hacking seconds
MOVEMENT
IWC-manufactured Mechanical movement
Calibre 79350
Frequency    28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels    31
Power reserve    44 h
Winding    Automatic
WATCH
Materials    Stainless-steel case
Diameter    40.9 mm
Height    12.3 mm
Glass    Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant    3 bar
Case-back ring, engraved with “IWC - “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai” - ***/200
DIAL
Midnight blue dial, with Eastern Arabic numeral
Small hacking seconds
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
STRAP
Brown alligator Santoni leather strap.
Stainless-steel folding clasp

Limited Edition  to only 200 pieces


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Clemens von Walzel
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E-mail clemens.vonwalzel@iwc.com
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PANERAI – PAM00726 LUMINOR 1950 REGATTA Oracle Team USA Chrono TITANIO


















OFFICINE PANERAIPAM00726 LUMINOR 1950 REGATTA Oracle Team USA 3 DAYS Chrono Flyback Automatic TITANIO – 47mm

SIHH 2017

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Official Watch of Oracle Team USA

THE EXCELLENCE AND UNIQUENESS OF PANERAI MECHANICS ARE EMBODIED 
IN THE NEW SPECIAL EDITION CREATED FOR ORACLE TEAM USA, 
DEFENDER OF THE 35 TH AMERICA’S CUP, 
WITH THE REVERSE COUNTER FUNCTION FOR ACCURATELY 
DISPLAYING THE STARTING TIMES OF A RACE.

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Panerai pays its respects to ORACLE TEAM USA, Defender of the 2017 America’s Cup, Panerai has created the special edition Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio, an automatic chronograph with a power reserve of three days, fitted with the Regatta countdown mechanism. This is a new model of an instrument with sophisticated technical solutions, designed to be worn by sailing enthusiasts, and its design is inspired by the colours of ORACLE TEAM USA: black, red, white and blue.

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The Regatta countdown function is remarkably simple to use, reflecting the excellence of the technical innovation within the P.9100/R automatic chronograph calibre used in the Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic. A red push-piece at 4 o’clock causes the central red chronograph minute hand to move back in one-minute jumps, until it is set to the correct countdown position.

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When the chronograph is started, by operating the start/stop push-piece at 10 o’clock, the relative hands start to move, initially indicating the minutes and seconds remaining before the start and, once the countdown is finished, the time elapsed from the start of the race. The push-piece at 9 o’clock returns all the chronograph hands to zero or, if it is pressed when the hands are already moving, it operates the return-to-zero (flyback) function, thus enabling a new time interval to be started immediately without carrying out the stop and reset operations.

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The black dial of the Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic has the sandwich structure and the classic Panerai design with its large linear markers and figures, enhanced by the elements which enable the indications of the chronograph functions to be read.

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The chronograph hands are central and distinguished by different easily recognisable colours, while the red hand indicating the hours rotates in the small dial at 3 o’clock, symmetrical with the small seconds dial with a blue hand. On the flange are the 15-minute scale of the count-down counter, with the last ten minutes marked in blue and red, and also the tachymeter scale in knots which enables the speed of the yacht to be measured over a predetermined distance.

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The Luminor 1950 case has the characteristic Panerai lever device for protecting the winding crown, and it is 47 mm in diameter. It is made of brushed titanium, a material which is light and strong with the bezel polished in contrast. The solid back is engraved in relief with the logo ORACLE TEAM USA, the inscription 35TH AMERICA’S CUP and a drawing of the defending team’s legendary trimaran.

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The P.9100/R automatic movement have several technical characteristics which are evidence of the level of technical excellence of the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel: it is a sophisticated chronograph movement with a vertical clutch and column wheel, a variable inertia balance which oscillates at 28,800 vibrations an hour, and the seconds reset mechanism for accurate synchronisation. The rotor winding the springs of the two spring barrels oscillates in both directions, providing a power reserve of three days, the minimum standard for Panerai in-house calibres.

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Water-resistant to 10 atmospheres (100 metres), as is appropriate for an advanced instrument for professional sailors, there are only 200 units of the Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic (PAM00726).

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It is supplied with a black strap of untreated leather, personalised with the America’s Cup logo heat-embossed on both sides, with contrasting sewing in red and blue thread.

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35th AMERICA’S CUP Special Edition Watches


  • PANERAI Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm
  • PANERAI Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm
  • PANERAI Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio – 47mm
  • PANERAI Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm
  • PANERAI Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm
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TECHINCAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model: LUMINOR 1950 REGATTA Oracle Team USA 3 DAYS Chrono Flyback Automatic TITANIO – 47mm

Reference: PAM00726

MOVEMENT
Automatic mechanical, Manufacture P.9100/R calibre
Executed entirely by Panerai  
Diameter (13¾ lignes) little thicker (9.55mm) and has 26 more parts
Movement consists of 328 components altogether
Oscillation frequency 4 Hz
Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour.
KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device.
Power reserve: 72H
FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset, flyback chronograph,
regatta countdown, knots scale for calculation of average boat speed
CASE
Brushed titanium Grade 5 (Ti 6Al-4V).
Diameter 47 mm.
Engraved brushed titanium buttons for the chronograph functions at 10 o’clock and 8 o’clock. Brushed button and orange surface for the regatta function at 4 o’clock.
BEZEL Polished titanium.
BACK
Solid back is engraved in relief with the logo ORACLE TEAM USA.
DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN
(protected as trademark) Brushed titanium.
CRYSTAL
Sapphire, made of corundum, 1.6 mm thick. 
Anti-reflective coating.
WATER-RESISTANCE 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
DIAL
Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers
Hours counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock,
central chronograph seconds and minutes hands, knot scale on the rehaut
STRAP
Black strap of untreated leather, STD, 26/22 Standard.
Personalised with the America’s Cup logo heat-embossed on both sides, with contrasting sewing in red and blue thread.
Buckle: Trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle.

Unique edition of 200 units pieces


* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are notproperty of Officine Panerai
*Officine Panerai is not the owner of the Glucydur® and KIF Parechoc® trademarks.

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