Two Portugueses from IWC  0 Comments


Classic designs will always be around regardless of trends. While the demand may ebb and flow, the perennial quality of classics will ultimately remain. In 1993 the International Watch Co. produced the Jubilee Portuguese at 42mm which was still considered as a very large watch - even with a pocket watch movement being its excuse. Relenting to demand, IWC released in 1995 the Portuguese Automatic 35mm seen here on the right. Here captured side by side, the Jubilee and the Automatic 35mm Rose Gold where the dial is identical in terms of quality, type font and design but the movement is a JLC automatic calibre.

While the automatic Portuguese here may not be a limited edition, there was a very short production run and as a result, the timepiece is very much in demand in the preowned market. Its availability in the secondary market is almost as rare as the Jubilee.
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- HT

My sincere thanks to Mr Eddie Sng, the owner of this beautiful Portuguese Automatic 35mm, for allowing me to capture a rare moment of these two rare watches together.



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