Last Friday we informed you regarding the new IWC Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus , with a pleasant blue dial. Today we can show you one more restricted edition that we simply need to delineate for you. Why? Indeed, as a result of the dial. The new IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition BJIFF 2015 (which represents Beijing International Film Festival 2015) has a purported panda dial and it looks just so unbelievably great. Restricted to only 50 pieces, so again one that will become very collectible.
First a touch of history. Back in 1996 IWC presented the Portuguese Rattrapante, which was the first of the (than new) IWC Portuguese Chronograph assortment. First to be presented were a platinum adaptation with a silver/white dial and a white gold rendition with a dark dial and white sub dials. The last had the purported reverse panda dial, which later additionally showed up in the “regular” Portuguese Chronograph in hardened steel. In 2007 IWC presented a restricted edition for the Japanese market, with a legitimate panda dial, and that one is profoundly collectable. The panda dial likewise showed up in the normal assortment as ref. 3714-11.
The Portuguese Automatic , with IWC’s new in-house development type 50000, was presented in the year 2000. At first it accompanied a silver/white dial (later additionally with a record dark and a dark dial) and in 2009 IWC made a Portuguese Automatic Edition Laureus, with a blue dial and white sub dials – a converse panda dial. Presently interestingly there’s a Portuguese Automatic with a genuine panda dial. The IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition BJIFF 2015 is limited to only 50 pieces, just accessible through the IWC store in Beijing and Shanghai, and I’d be astounded if this doesn’t become collector’s favourite.
This new IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition BJIFF 2015 highlights the new type 52010, which is essential for the new 52000 group of developments. This new group of developments was presented recently, beginning with the Portuguese Annual Calendar , and these developments highlights numerous improvements:
- A twofold barrel rather than a solitary huge barrel – consistently with 7 days of force hold however with a superior steadiness over the full scope of power
- An improved Pellaton winding mechanism
- Winding pawls and automatic wheel made of dark fired. Rotor bearing made of white earthenware. The entirety of this for a superior obstruction and unwavering quality since earthenware is for all intents and purposes wear-free
- An file less offset with an expanded recurrence of 4 hertz (28,800 vph) combined with a Breguet spring
- A slimmer and updated rotor, somewhat skeletonized to improve the view on the movement
- New plan of the extensions, more open to have a superior view on the specialized elements
- A more pleasant completion, with inclined points on the scaffolds and more subtleties on the pinion wheels, spans, wheels, screws (which are presently blued)
The new IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition BJIFF 2015 is dispatched to underline IWC’s association with the Beijing Film Festival. As per the brand the watch mirrors the style of the exemplary black&white motion pictures, and the silver-plated dial with dark subdials underline these sharp differentiations. Sounds great, anyway to me, and likely for some authorities, it has a beautiful panda dial. The rotor of the automatic development, type 52010, highlights a 18K gold emblem with the logo of the Beijing International Film Festival, and is engraved “BJIFF 2015 · ONE OUT OF 50.”
- Case: hardened steel, 42.3 mm in distance across, 14.5 mm thick, curved sapphire with antireflective covering on the two sides, transparent sapphire gem case back
- Movement: IWC in-house type 52010, IWC’s Pellaton automatic winding framework, 28,800 vph (4 Hz), Glucydur beryllium compound file less offset with high-exactness change screws on equilibrium edge, Breguet spring, 7-days power reserve
- Strap: dark gator cowhide tie, collapsing catch in impeccable steel
No word about the cost, anyway an ordinary tempered steel Portuguese Automatic has a retail cost of € 10,000 Euro (before charge). It comes with a renewed development, and is a profoundly restricted edition, so we expect a somewhat higher price.