IWC Portugieser Watch
Model no. : IW500704
Year : 2016
Gender : Gents
Movement : Automatic
Casing : Stainless Steel
Bezel: : Stainless Steel
Glass : Sapphire Glass
Dial : Silver with yellow gold hands
Diameter : 42.3 mm
Bracelet : Leather Strap
Condition : Excellent
Accessories : Box (very good condition), Papers, Booklets & Polishing Cloth
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Portugal is the country of many great navigators and explorers, just think to Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias or Fernão de Magalhães – better known as Magellan – to name the most famous. But this is not what inspired the Portuguese name for the famous IWC watch that was introduced in 1939 and that today is the most popular and recognizable IWC wristwatch. The origin dates back to the end of the 1930s when two Portuguese businessmen – Rodrigues and Teixeira – operating in the watch industry visited the IWC (then International Watch Company) headquarter in Schaffausen proposing the development of a large stainless steel wristwatch housing a movement that could match the precision of a marine chronometer.
About IWC Watches*
International Watch Co., also known as IWC, is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868.
n 1868, an American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones (1841–1916) who had been a director of E. Howard & Co., in Boston, then America’s leading watchmaking company, founded the International Watch Company with the intention of combining the craftsmanship of the Swiss with the modern engineering technology from the U.S. to manufacture movements and watch parts for the American market.
*Source Wikipedia – IWC Watches
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