Friday, December 20, 2013
IWC matches the intricacies of the turning of the world with an equally complicated timepiece – the globe-bearing IWC Portuguese Grande Complication. Understated and beautifully designed, the grande complication summarizes time as the chief agent of change with its tilted globe design on the dial and Portuguese-inspired elements. The 45 mm diameter timepiece, running on Caliber 79091 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, offers a host of complications that are among the greatest watchmaking achievements. Portuguese Grande Complication features a chronograph, a perpetual moonphase display on the 12th hour, and a perpetual calendar that is mechanically programmed until 2499. Water resistant up to 3 bars and protected by arch-edged antireflective sapphire glass, the 45 mm watch also has a stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds. On the case back, an elaborate sextant is engraved, signifying the watch’s Portuguese heritage.
Explore the complications of the Portuguese Grande, available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – authorized retailer for IWC.