CLAS­SIC CAL­EN­DAR

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | Watches -

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN HAS MADE IT A TRA­DI­TION TO RE­NEW ONE OF ITS CORE COL­LEC­TIONS ON AN AN­NUAL BA­SIS AT SIHH. THIS YEAR, IT WAS THE TURN OF THE POR­TUGUESE LINE, TO WHICH IWC TOOK A MORE RE­STRAINED AP­PROACH, SHOW­ING ITS TECH­NI­CAL PROW­ESS BY ADDING AN EN­TIRELY NEW COM­PLI­CA­TION TO ITS PORT­FO­LIO, THE AN­NUAL CAL­EN­DAR. WHILE MANY WILL KNOW IWC HAS BEEN PAR­TIC­U­LARLY EN­AM­OURED OF THE PER­PET­UAL CAL­EN­DAR—RIGHT­FULLY SO, WITH ONE OF THE EAS­I­EST-TO-USE IM­PLE­MEN­TA­TIONS OF THAT COM­PLI­CA­TION TO­DAY—THE AN­NUAL CAL­EN­DAR HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE FORE AS A MORE AC­CES­SI­BLE COM­PLI­CA­TION. THE POR­TUGIESER AN­NUAL CAL­EN­DAR ES­CHEWS SOME OF THE COM­PLEX­ITY OF THE PER­PET­UAL CAL­EN­DAR BY NOT TRACK­ING THE LEAP DAYS IN FE­BRU­ARY AND LEAP YEARS, BUT YOU ONLY NEED TO AD­DRESS THAT SET­TING ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR. THE AN­NUAL CAL­EN­DAR DIS­PLAY AT 12 O’CLOCK MAIN­TAINS THE PU­RITY OF DE­SIGN OF THE POR­TUGUESE CASE, EVEN WITH THE TEXT DIS­PLAY FOR THE DAY AND MONTH. IWC’S PEL­LA­TON WIND­ING SYS­TEM POW­ERS THE IN-HOUSE 52850 CAL­I­BRE TO A SEVEN-DAY RE­SERVE, IN­DI­CATED ON THE SUB­DIAL AT 3 O’CLOCK. THE SAP­PHIRE GLASS HAS A SLIGHT CURVE AT THE EDGE TO GIVE THE SUB­STAN­TIAL WATCH, WITH ITS 44MM CASE, A SLIM­MER PRO­FILE.

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