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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère

Posted by wristwatch on July 8, 2007


For over 200 years, a whirlwind * for that is the literal translation of the French word “tourbillon” * has been blowing through the world of watchmaking. Since then, this delicate little mechanism has been the benchmark for the world’s best watchmakers. Even if the tourbillon has lost much of its original raison d’etre, it is still an almost magical experience to see the tiny mechanism moving in space against a black background, completely free and apparently detached from any form of drive. In the case of the Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère in 18 ct. white gold, available in a limited edition of 250 pieces, the warm golden colour of the balance rim is in striking contrast to the cool radiance of the case and the slate-grey “ardoise” dial, with its small stop seconds and seven-day power reserve display. The transparent sapphire glass back cover provides an unimpeded view of the large 50900 calibre movement.

* Calibre:  50900
* Vibrations:  19 800/h / 2,75 Hz
* Jewels:  44
* Power reserve:  7 days (168 hours)
* Winding:  automatic
* Limited edition of 250 watches in 18 ct. white gold
* Mechanical movement
* Automatic Pellaton winding system
* Minute tourbillon
* Seven-day power reserve
* Power reserve display
* Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
* Breguet spring
* Rotor with 18 ct. yellow gold medallion
* Convex sapphire glass
* Sapphire glass back
* Water-resistant 30 m
* Glass:  sapphire, convex, antireflective
* Back:  sapphire glass back
* Water-resistant:  3 bar (30 m)
* Case diameter:  44.2 mm
* Case height:  14.2 mm
* Weight: 135 g
* Reference IW504207 The Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère in 18 ct. white gold with dark brown crocodile leather strap

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One Response to “IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère”

  1. Andrew said

    This watch is the bentley of the watch world. I love the modern touches like the 7 day power reserve display but this doesn’t detract from the watches other elegant touches. The Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère looks great in the crocodile black or brown leather. This watch is luxury personified!!

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