The first Portugieser was developed in the 1930’s at the request of 2 Portuguese businessmen who commissioned IWC to manufacture a large, stainless steel wristwatch, with a movement that could match the precision of a marine chronometer. The first of its kind, the watch utilized Calibre 74 pocket watch movement, housed in a 43mm case. At the time a wristwatch of such proportions was unheard of and a complete anomaly. Decades ahead of its time, the Portugieser has become the most iconic watch within the IWC family. This example was produced in a limited number of 1000 pieces as an homage to the original version that came some 60 years before. Keeping with the original design you will find a small seconds indicator while the addition of a 7 day power reserve indicator creates the desirable Panda face dial. The 42mm, stainless steel case houses IWC caliber 5000 which is visible through the sapphire case back. For those who appreciate a true vintage aesthetic, this watch has an acrylic crystal. This may seem like a small detail but to a watch lover, the acrylic crystal has a distinct look and feel. This rare piece is destined to become even more desired and collectible as the years pass by. This watch does not come with box or papers.