The IWC Portugieser Replica Watches collection — one of the brand’s most iconic, dating to 1939 and named for the Portuguese dealers for whom its high-precision calibers were specially designed — was a natural choice to host this special edition.
The IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound Edition “D.H. Craig U.S.A.” features a rose-gold case and a silver-plated dial with an aperture for the one-minute tourbillon at 9 o’clock, a small-seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, and a “D.H. Craig” signature at 3 o’clock. The IWC Replica manual-wind movement, Caliber 98900, is made in-house and has a frequency of 28,800 vph.
Like all tourbillon movements in IWC Portugieser watches, it traces its lineage to the original Caliber 98, which was designed in the 1930s for the very first Best IWC Replica Watches Portugieser pocketwatches and has been in continuous development ever since. “IWC has a long history of manufacturing beautiful, complicated watches, so we wanted to focus on the Portugieser model and also to showcase one of our most beautiful movements with the tourbillon complication,” d’Arbaumont said, also noting that this is the last IWC timepiece in which this particular movement will be used.