PORTUGUESE SIDERALE SCAFUSIA

PORTUGUESE SIDERALE SCAFUSIA - A TIMEPIECE FOR ANOTHER PLANET

 
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IWC - International Watch Co. Schaffhausen

PORTUGUESE SIDERALE SCAFUSIA


PORTUGUESE SIDERALE SCAFUSIA - A TIMEPIECE FOR ANOTHER PLANET

PORTUGUESE SIDERALE SCAFUSIA

PORTUGUESE INSPIRE CREATING A MORE EXPENSIVE WATCHES IN THE WORLD

One of the best known watch manufacturers in the world, the Swiss IWC Schaffhausen, and can thank Vasco da Gama, Fernão de Magalhães or Pedro Álvares Pereira the success of one of his creations.

The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia inspired by the discoveries that made Portugal a global powerhouse for 500 years, is considered the number of measuring time more complex and expensive on the planet.

The Swiss manufacturer, located on the border with Germany, took a decade to develop the prototype that now bears the word "PORTUGUESE" in front of you, this is the first astronomical clock made ​​by the brand IWC Schaffhausen, which explores the long collection dedicated lusos to browsers.

The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia with Breguet hands, only to manufacture between 5 to 7 copies per year.

And it costs 750,000 Swiss francs, or nearly 1 million dollars.

The tradition of the model "Portuguese" the IWC has a new and glorious chapter in this outstanding Portuguese Siderale Scafusia.

The IWC Portuguese Sidereal Scafusia.

After 10 years of intensive research, the Swiss watch manufacture IWC managed to unite the solar time to sidereal time on one display and a single astronomical clock.

The result is a fascinating and universal work of art that is enriched with a surprising number of complications and refined technical characteristics.

The Portuguese Siderale Scafusia is the most complex watch ever made by IWC.

The Portuguese Siderale Scafusia is not only impressive for its front, but also by its reverse, which shows us his perpetual calendar and celestial map night.

Perfectly packaged in the small space of the celestial map, the horizon, geographical coordinates, solar time, sidereal time, indication of sunrise and sunset as well as of the day, night and dusk.

The design of the front display has the same distinctive design of the whole family from IWC Portuguese.

Apart from the standard time (or solar time), also has a display at 12 o'clock, indicating the sidereal time (star time) which is vital to astronomers.

The newly developed swirling constant force, which combines a vortex with a constant force mechanism ensures a precise and regular operation over a period of at least 48 hours.

The scale of 90 hours power reserve and a half to four hours, underlines the enormous power generated by the two drums.

On the back of the watch, the disc reveals the glorious night sky full of stars.

The location chosen by the customer provides the basis of calculations for the graph celestial and astronomical indicators. Realistically, you can show about 500 to 1,000 stars.

The disc rotates clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on the geographic location chosen by the customer is in northern or southern hemisphere.

The horizon, identifiable as a yellow ellipse shows the movements of stars and section of the sky currently visible in the night sky above the actual coordinates chosen.

These coordinates indicate the exact location at which the world map was calculated.

The red circle projected orbit the Sun's apparent course of a year on the celestial sphere (the ecliptic).

The dashed gray circle indicates the celestial equator which separates the northern and southern hemispheres.

The red arrow shows the time point on the outer ring of the sun visor 24 hours, while with the star yellow arrow shows the sidereal time, also the inner ring.

The two red triangular pointers on the edge show the sunrise and sunset in the current venue.

The perpetual calendar displays the current date as the number of days of the year (absolute days).

The January 1, then, is a day on 31 December 365 days, or 366 if a leap year.

The IWC Portuguese Siderale Scafusia allows a variety of options for housing material, color display and color and material of bracelet

TECHNICAL DETAILS of the PORTUGUESE SIDERALE SCAFUSIA watch

MOVEMENT:
Calibre 94900
Mechanical movement
Hand-wound
2 barrels
Breguet spring
Constant-force tourbillon
Perpetual calendar with leap year display and absolute day of the year
Celestial chart showing horizon, ecliptic and celestial equator
Indication for day, night and twilight
Display for sunrise and sunset
Coordinates of chosen location

VIBRATIONS:
18,000 vph 2,5 (Hz)

JEWELS:
56 Jewels

POWER RESERVE:
96 hours

FUNCTIONS:
Constant-force tourbillon
Perpetual calendar with leap year display and absolute day of the year
Celestial chart showing horizon, ecliptic and celestial equator
Indication for day, night and twilight
Display for sunrise and sunset
Coordinates of chosen location

CASE:
Platinum
18-carat red gold
18-carat white gold

SIZE:
Measuring 46,00mm in diameter

DIAL:

FRONT VIEW MOVEMENT

The imposing constant-force tourbillon gives the viewer a fascinating inside view of the delicately balanced mechanism.
The tourbillon’s cage and upper section are made of titanium.
The rhodium-plated escape-wheel and nickel-silver stop-wheel bridge are painstakingly hand-chamfered.

BACK VIEW MOVEMENT

The brushed bottom plate is inlaid with the Probus Scafusia stamp
Good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen
IWC’s official seal of quality first used in 1903
The retaining plate and power reserve plate are sandblasted and rhodium-plated.

ASTRONOMICAL MODULE

The plate for the astronomical module is likewise made of blasted, rhodium-plated nickel silver.

It holds all the displays and technical parts such as wheels, levers and bridges that are needed on the rear side.

STRAP:
Strap as specified by customer with IWC folding clasp

Retail Price:
CHF 750.000,00

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www.iwc.com

 
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