IWC Schaffhausen and its retail partner Behbehani Group have launched a limited-edition Portugieser watch to celebrate their successful partnership in Kuwait. The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” has a green dial and is limited to only 98 pieces – a special reference to the year the partnership between IWC and the Behbehani Group was initiated.
In 1998, IWC Schaffhausen and the Behbehani Group started working together to bring the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer’s haute horlogerie timepieces to Kuwaiti watch lovers. Since then, the collaboration has expanded to include various points of sale.
The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” (Ref. IW500708) has a stainless-steel case with a diameter of 42.3 millimetres and a green dial. The golden numerals and hands contrast nicely with the dial. The watch is limited to just 98 pieces, which is a reference to the year when IWC and the Behbehani Group started their partnership in the Gulf state. The timepiece features a power reserve display at “3 o’clock” and a small hacking seconds display at “9 o’clock”. A black alligator leather strap from Santoni complements the elegant appearance.
This special edition timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre. The Pellaton automatic winding system builds up a power reserve of 7 days when the two barrels are fully wound.
The medallion on the rotor bears the initial “B”, which is another reference to the Behbehani Group. The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” can be purchased exclusively at the IWC boutique at the iconic 360 Mall in Kuwait starting on the 14 December 2016.
Model: Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait”
Power reserve display
Small hacking seconds at 9 o’clock
IWC-manufactured calibre 52010
Mechanical movement – Pellaton automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Glucydur® beryllium alloy indexless balance with high-precision adjustment screws on balance rim
Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion
Case, dial and strap
Case in stainless steel
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Case height: 14.5 mm
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireﬂective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistant 3 bar
Black alligator leather strap, folding clasp in stainless steel