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IWC Schaffhausen

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic 42

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The origins of the Portugieser date back to the late 1930s when IWC Schaffhausen used a high-precision pocket watch movement to create a distinctively large wristwatch with chronometer precision. First introduced in 2000, the Portugieser Automatic 42 features an open, balanced dial with a power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock.

This version showcases a stainless steel case with a 42.4-millimetre diameter, a blue dial, and rhodium-plated hands and appliqués. The watch radiates elegance and sophistication, thanks to a thoroughly reworked case construction with a thinner casing ring and box-glass sapphire crystals on both the front and back. A highlight is the intricately crafted dial, produced through a complex process involving 60 individual steps. Its unique optical depth is achieved by applying 15 layers of transparent lacquer, which are finely ground and polished to a high gloss. The subdials are milled into both the brass blank and the lacquer layer, with a special printing process enhancing the three-dimensional effect. Finally, the appliqués are individually mounted on the dial by hand. The Portugieser Automatic 42 is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52011 calibre, exquisitely finished with circular Geneva stripes. The Pellaton winding system, reinforced with virtually wear-free zirconium oxide ceramic components, builds up a power reserve of seven days (168 hours) in two barrels. The watch is fitted with a stainless steel bracelet.

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Free FEDEX overnight shipping on all IWC Schaffhausen watches. Our return policy is 10 days for your money back, or 30 days to exchange.

Technical information about this watch

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic 42

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50M / 5 ATM water resistance

Water resistance indicates a watch's ability to withstand moisture and water. Ratings are measured in metres (M) or atmospheres (ATM). For instance, 30M (3 ATM) is suitable for light splashes, while 100M (10 ATM) and above are ideal for swimming and diving. Regular maintenance helps retain water resistance over time.

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IWC Calibre 52011 Automatic movement

Watch movements are the mechanisms that power timekeeping, coming in automatic, manual, and quartz types. Automatic movements self-wind using wrist motion, manual movements require hand-winding, and quartz movements are battery-powered for precise timekeeping. Each type offers unique benefits, catering to different preferences and lifestyles.

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42mm case size

Case size, measured in millimetres (mm), impacts the watch's look and fit. Men's watches typically range from 38mm to 46mm, and women's from 26mm to 36mm. Larger cases make a bold statement, while smaller cases offer a classic look. Choosing the right size ensures comfort and style.

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168 hours power reserve

Power reserve is the duration a watch runs on a full wind or charge. Mechanical watches usually offer 40 to 80 hours, with some extending to several days. Quartz watches, powered by batteries, last several years. Knowing the power reserve helps maintain accurate timekeeping.


IWC Schaffhausen 8 Year Warranty

Every IWC Schaffhausen timepiece purchased through their authorized dealers automatically comes with a 2-year international warranty.

In order to receive the additional 6 years of international warranty, you will need to register your watch at My IWC.

IJL x IWC Schaffhausen

For over five years, IJL (Independent Jewellers) has proudly partnered with IWC Schaffhausen, forging a strong bond rooted in excellence and luxury. As trusted retailers, we've showcased IWC's exceptional timepieces, renowned for their Swiss precision and timeless design. This enduring collaboration signifies our commitment to offering customers unparalleled quality and sophistication. With IWC Schaffhausen's prestigious watches gracing our displays, we continue to provide enthusiasts with an unmatched horological experience, combining the artistry of IWC Schaffhausen and the trusted expertise of IJL.

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