IWC Schaffhausen collaborates with seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton to create the Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph.
In the world of motorsport-inspired horology, collaborations between watchmakers and champion athletes often result in commemorative timepieces that embody performance, precision, and luxury. Those three words perfectly describe the DNA of a successful Formula 1 driver. IWC Schaffhausen has teamed up with seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton to create and unveil the all-new Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph Lewis Hamilton. The Portugeiser features an elegant platinum case, a teal dial factory set with 12 diamonds, and a matching textile strap, representing a true reflection of Hamilton’s fashion-forward style and racing expertise. The most noticeable characteristic of the watch is an eye-catching flying hacking minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock, designed to increase the watch’s accuracy by counteracting the effects of gravity.
The Portugeiser is driven by the IWC Shaffhausen’s in-house 89900 caliber, which also powers a chronograph function and a retrograde date display. The caliber incorporates cutting-edge Diamond Shell technology and boasts an impressive 68-hour power reserve. What makes this watch truly unique is the limited-edition status, with only 44 pieces produced to mirror the racing number Hamilton has used throughout his career. With Hamilton’s panther-eye logo proudly displayed, the Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph becomes the third collaboration between IWC and the racing icon. While pricing is to be rumored around CHF 150,000 ($165,800), the all-new Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph Lewis Hamilton is sure to be an instant sell-out amongst passionate collectors and fans. View all luxury watches currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY Discovery by clicking the link below.
Source: IWC Schaffhausen