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IWC Portugieser Watches for Sale

IWC Portugieser Watches for Sale 

Perhaps the most popular collection from the Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC, the Portugieser was named after the Portuguese businessmen who originally commissioned these watches back in the 1930s. They wanted a wristwatch that was as precise and accurate as a pocket watch with the modern look of a marine chronometer.  

IWC came through with a watch that was not only extremely accurate but also incredibly good-looking. These elegant, sophisticated sport watches were very fashion-forward with their large steel cases and Arabic numerals.  Unfortunately, the Portugieser's debut in 1939 coincided with the onset of World War II. The war prevented the distribution of the watches to Portugal and elsewhere in Western Europe.   

After the war, the Portugieser had a rocky road ahead of it. It only really became popular in 1993. However, these increasingly desirable luxury watches have proven they are now here to stay! You can find your iconic IWC Portugieser watch for sale from WatchShopping.com.  

Getting Complicated 

Iconic features of a Portugieser are the large face with a limited bezel, clear Arabic numerals, slender leaf-shaped hands, railroad track-style chapter ring, and one or more subdials. It may look simple on the outside, but this watch is anything but simple on the inside! The clean, elegantly simple design hides an amazingly accurate movement and a wide selection of available complications.   

Common complications seen on the Portugieser are a chronograph, stopwatch function, annual calendar, and/or a perpetual calendar.  The superb Grande Complication features a chronograph function, minute repeater, and a perpetual calendar. However, the brand's pièce de résistance is the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia.  This extraordinary platinum tourbillon watch features a star chart and sidereal time subdial amongst its other complications! Only a few of these exceptional and highly-prized watches are produced each year.

IWC Portugieser Watches for Sale at WatchShopping.com 

We are proud to carry a fine selection of authentic IWC Portugieser watches for sale. We offer these classic watches in several versions with different cases, dial colors, and features. You're sure to find a new favorite for your collection when you purchase a Portugieser online from WatchShopping.com, the best online watch store!

Editor's Choice

Riley Reid
Senior Editor
IWC Portugieser Watches
One of the best-known pieces from IWC is likely to be this Portugieser. It's also one of the first watches the company made. The style is nothing short of classic and classy. It has a simple look, but the movement and complications are anything but. It comes in a handful of different versions from tourbillon to chronograph to perpetual calendar options. There is no going wrong with your choice here.
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