Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen and its Middle East retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons have launched an exclusive limited-edition Portugieser Chronograph. The timepiece is the first watch ever to be manufactured by IWC with Eastern Arabic numerals and is limited to only 200 pieces. A part of the sales proceeds will go to Al Jalila Foundation, which focuses on improving lives through medical education and research in the UAE.
The Portugieser Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai” (Ref. 371489) is sold exclusively in the new IWC boutique at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. The midnight blue dial and brown alligator leather strap give it an elegant yet sporty look. The case back bears an engraving of Al Jalila Foundation, which is supported with a part of the sales proceeds.
Al Jalila Foundation was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, in 2013. The non-profit organization runs a number of medical education and research programmes in the UAE including postgraduate scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals. It also supports medical research studies to address specific health challenges prevalent in the region.
Model: Portugieser Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai” Ref. IW371489
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds
Calibre 79350 Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 44 h
Case, dial and strap
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 40.9 mm
Height: 12.3 mm
Midnight blue dial
Brown alligator leather strap, stainless-steel folding clasp