Thursday, April 25, 2013

IWC's Portuguese Collection

I don't know why I bother drooling over nice watches. I splurged on an Hermes Arceau years ago and worn it regularly for like a few months before finding out that nice watches and I don't belong together. I bang them up so badly and now I feel guilty everytime I see my watch. I should have just spent the money buying another pretty bag instead but unfortunately, the lure of watches still appeal to me. Nothing dainty for me, I prefer large watches in general and perhaps that's why the new Portuguese Chronograph Classic and Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound from IWC managed to catch my eye. Since I actually don't know too much about watches and it's inner workings besides the superficial value, I'm just going to copy and paste the features below:

Portuguese Chronograph Classic
Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding – 68-hour power reserve when fully wound – Date display – Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds – Hour and minute counters combined at 12 o’clock – Flyback function – Small hacking seconds – See-through sapphire-glass back

Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound
IWC-manufactured, hand-wound mechanical pocket watch movement – Flying minute tourbillon consisting of 64 individual parts at 9 o’clock – Small seconds at 6 o’clock – Plate and three-quarter bridge made of nickel silver

Any of you readers watch connoiseurs? What actually determines a good watch besides looking great?

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1 comment:

  1. I also like watches but I haven´t bought an expensive watch yet, though I have a Tag Heuer my gf bought and wearing it not that often as wanna keep it in good conditions. I also drool over some brands like Audemars Piguet, Hublot or Panerai. Maybe one day I can afford to get one. I think the look is important but what you pay is for the machinery inside, some complications like tourbillon they look nice and makes the watch more special, more handicraft.

    Find a balance between price and style. We all know there are many ugly watches out (e.g. Frank Muller) there with crazy prices, I wonder who are gonna buy them, sure they have market.

    And regarding your IWC choice, is really nice looking watch. Maybe too classic for me but sure a reliable one ;)