IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2016” (Ref. 503506)

IWC Schaffhausen’s dedicated passion for the world of filmmaking continues as it marks its fourth year as Official “Festival-Time” Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival. To celebrate this historic moment, The Swiss watchmaker has created a special edition, the Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2016”. The timepiece is an exceptional tribute to the renowned New-York based festival, to be manufactured in a limited number of 50 pieces and exclusively made available for purchase at IWC boutiques within the United States.

The Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2016” (Ref. 503506) is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre. Located at “12 o’clock” on the dial, IWC’s annual calendar shows the month, date and day in three separate, semicircular windows. The “American” order in which the date is shown was not only necessary from a technical and design point of view, but is also homage to F.A. Jones, IWC’s American founder.

With its voluminous 44.2-millimetre case, grooved bezel, classic railway-track-style chapter ring, slim feuille hands and Arabic numerals, the Portugieser Annual Calendar very closely resembles the original Portugieser of 1939, a veritable design icon. The dial is a subtle slate colour which embodies the New York City streets to honour the Tribeca Film Festival, while the small seconds subdial and the power reserve display are Bordeaux-coloured, symbolizing the red carpets – a glamorous mainstay of the film industry often visible around the world, from film premieres to award shows.

The oscillating weight bears the logo of the Tribeca Film Festival, and the milled lettering 01/50 is a reminder that only very few watch lovers will be able to secure this extra-special edition.

Technical details

Model: Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2016” Ref. IW503506

Functions

Power reserve display

Annual calendar with displays for the date, day and month

Small hacking seconds at “9 o’clock”

Movement

IWC-manufactured calibre 52850

Mechanical movement

Pellaton automatic winding

Glucydur® beryllium alloy indexless balance with high-precision adjustment screws on balance rim

Breguet spring

Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz

Jewels: 36

Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)

Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion and Tribeca Film Festival logo

Case, dial and strap

Stainless steel case

Diameter 44.2 mm

Case height 15.3 mm

Glass: Sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides

See-through sapphire-glass back

Water-resistant 3 bar

Slate-coloured dial with Bordeaux-coloured subdials

Black alligator leather strap, stainless-steel folding clasp

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