With the auspicious occasion of Eid Al Adha comes the time to celebrate special moments with loved ones during the festive season. IWC Schaffhausen marks the festival by presenting the ideal gifts for Eid; the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar.
It is undisputed that the moon’s gravitational pull controls the tides, and thus exerts a real influence on the earth and our lives. On the moon phase display of the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar with a double moon or a single moon, the moon is just 5 millimetres in diameter. Nevertheless, the depiction of its orbit on the miniature stage diverges by just 1 day in 577.5 years from the actual phase of the moon. In the model with the double moon display, the moon phase and its mirror image show the state of the moon in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
In the anniversary year of the Portugieser (Portuguese) family, both watches have been modified in terms of technology and design. For the first time ever, the double-moon model comes with the railway-track chapter ring typical of the Portugieser, while the designers have transformed the entire moon phase display into a star-studded night sky, so that the moon and stars appear to hover in infinite space. Both models are equipped with IWC-manufactured movements from the new IWC 52000-calibre family, featuring solid red gold rotors and blued screws. Each watch also has ergonomically optimized strap horns, an arched-edge front glass and a luxurious Santoni strap. Otherwise, the modern and elegant time machines leave virtually no wish unfulfilled: perpetual calendar, window showing the year in four digits, 7-day automatic movement with Pellaton winding and a power reserve display.