The story behind the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Collection
In the 1930s two Portuguese businessmen challenged IWC Schaffhausen to produce a wristwatch with marine chronometer accuracy. By 1939 IWC Schaffhausen had created a timeless classic that has become one of the world’s most popular timepieces. The Portuguese collection combines traditional nautical instruments with progressive contemporary mechanics. From their home in Schaffhausen IWC make some of the most accurate automatic movements in the world. Portuguese watches and chronographs come with a clear display with beautifully integrated numerals and pure white or black dials. The Portugieser collection are secured by luxurious alligator straps of various colours.