IWC fans who are paying attention to the calendar should know by now that 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the well-known Schaffhausen brand in Switzerland. Founded in 1868 by the American artificial Ariosto Jones, the IWC would slowly and gradually, over the course of its century-and-a-half long history, have the reputation of solidly constructed watches - the company's fake watches Iwc Latin motto, "Probus Scafusia", translates to "good craftsmanship from Schaffhausen". To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand, IWC has just unveiled two high-tech tourbillon watches that clearly show the brand's know-how in complex watchmaking. Meet the new IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition "150 Years" and IWC Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition "150 Years".
The Tourbusillon "150 years" edition of the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar is significant because it is the first time that IWC has combined a perpetual calendar with a tourbillon on the dial. The watch features a 45 mm wide Portugieser style case, which IWC fans will immediately recognize from its short, curved handles and knurled crown. Coupled with a Santoni black alligator strap and water resistant to only 30 m, it is obvious that it should be kept away from water.
The dial is white and has a lacquered finish replica watches with large black Arabic numerals printed in the distinctive character of IWC's Portugieser watches. Large leaf heat-treated hour and minute hands with a simple trace of railway-style minutes ensure that time can be read easily.
At 9, you have the sub-dial indicating the day, and at 3 you have the sub-dials that show the date and the power reserve. At 6 o'clock, there is an indicator of the month and the display of the moon phase, and on its left, around 8 o'clock, there is the indicator of the year. Finally, there is the flying tourbillon that makes a single rotation every minute at 12.