Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
IWC Portuguese Automatic 2000

Made in a limited edition of 1000 examples in 2000 to commemorate the new millennium.
Three-body case, polished and brushed, concave lugs, transparent case back. Dial: Black with applied steel Arabic numerals, subsidiary "guilloché" Dials for the seconds and the up-anddown indication. Steel "feuille" hands. Movement: Caliber 5000, rhodium-plated. "Fausses côtes" decoration, 44 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, skeletonized bi-directional rotor with gold medallion inlay engraved "IWC -Probus Scafusia - 7 Days Power- Reserve". Diameter 42 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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