Launched three years ago, the IWC Portugieser Automatic 7-Days is the second generation of a classic, looking much the same as the first generation. Now that’s even more true with the latest addition to the line.
The new Portugieser Automatic 7-Days in steel has a silver with rhodium-plated hands and hour numerals, which is exactly the same as the flagship of the first generation, except that was a 500-piece limited edition with a platinum case (ref. IW500104) that cost three times as much.
Now the same look is available for a lot less with the stainless steel ref. IW500712, continuing IWC’s recent inclination towards reviving designs from the not too distant past.
It has a 42.3mm steel case that’s 14.2mm high, with the cal. 52010 inside. The movement is automatic with twin barrels that give it a weeklong power reserve. And like most self-winding IWC calibres, it is equipped with the brand’s proprietary bi-directional Pellaton winding mechanism that relies on claws and a ratchet wheel.
Price and availability
The Portugieser Automatic in steel (ref. IW500712) is priced at US$12,700, or S$18,400, and is available at IWC retailers and boutiques.
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