To celebrate the commencement of the Year of the Water Rabbit, IWC Schaffhausen introduces the Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition Chinese New Year.
The Year of the Water Rabbit starts on 22nd January 2023 and will last until 9th February 2024. The rabbit is known as the luckiest of the twelve animals featured in the Chinese zodiac. People born under this zodiac sign are said to be calm, gentle and peaceful.
The Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year” (Ref. IW358315) is limited to 500 pieces and features a 40-millimetre stainless steel case, a burgundy dial, and gold-plated hands and appliques.
This automatic watch houses the IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre featuring the Pellaton winding system. The transparent sapphire case back reveals the gold-plated rotor in the form of a rabbit. It offers a power reserve of 60 hours. In addition, the case back ring displays the engraving “2023 YEAR OF THE RABBIT.”
The Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year” is delivered with two calfskin straps: one in black, the other with a burgundy colour gradation.
The Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year” is available now on IWC Tmall Flagship Store and IWC WeBoutique.
It will also be available through IWC boutiques, selected retail partners, or online at IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
Model: IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year”
IWC-manufactured calibre 82200
Mechanical automatic movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 60 h
Pellaton automatic winding system
Small hacking seconds
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.4 mm
Height: 12.4 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Gold-plated hands and appliques
Black calfskin strap
Additional calfskin strap with burgundy colour gradation
Limited to 500 pieces