Of the thousands of watches that appear on the market every year, few remain in collections for one to two decades. Historical epochs are experiencing several units, and these units are really beautiful - these are the legends of horology.
IWC Schaffhausen, Portugieser 1939
The Portugieser watches, originally manufactured by IWC for two Portuguese businessmen, are surprisingly relevant right now.
The attraction of those rare examples of "Portugueses" of the first half of the 20th century that are currently on auctions, is explained by the fact that in the wristwatch they set quiet classic dials of pocket models, strict and technically thought out.
It is no coincidence that restarting the Portuguiser collection in 1993, when IWC celebrated its 125th anniversary, took the 1939 model as a model.