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We’re starting the week off in style today with exclusive photos from our visit to the IWC Schaffhausen boutique in New York City! Their Madison Avenue space is incredible, with uniquely decorated areas dedicated to each of their collections – for example, an aviation-themed sitting room for their Pilot watches.

We saw some incredible pieces, and have brought you an exclusive look at a few of our favorites:

Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Squelette

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This 44.2mm timepiece literally made our jaws drop, as it’s very rare to see a skeleton Iwc Portofino Authentic Watches Replica from IWC! True to its name, this piece combines a tourbillon with the traditional craftsman’s arts of skeletonising, engine-turning and engraving. Only 50 pieces of the white gold version pictured here were produced.

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Portofino Automatic Portofino Boutique Edition

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This 40mm timepiece was designed for the manufacture’s Portofino boutique. Set in white gold, it features a blue dial and an engraving of the city’s famous harbor on the caseback.
There is a lot of space showing the barrel bridge which, of course, displays both mainspring barrels in all of their glory. The 2 barrels benefit the torque release, and it makes a significant difference considering the organic jump from the 5001’s 3Hz to the IW5007’s more contemporary 4Hz frequency — which, in turn, creates the 52010 caliber to currently have to store more energy to still supply the 7-day power reserve together with the greater frequency.The bidirectional winding has enhanced over the 5001 with the inclusion of two black ceramic pawls. Consider them like two ceramic black wings as one will begin to release while another basically pulls, working without the requirement for lubrication. This negates concern for wear or any unforeseen weaknesses because, as prone to cracking upon impact ceramic might be, it is unlikely anything will strike these parts that are safely tucked away beneath the large sapphire case-back. Also featured from the 52010 motion is IWC’s hardy free sprung escapement, so the rate should remain more consistent, something further improved with a Breguet over-coil hairspring. It was first devised by a Dutch mathematician called Huygens at 1675. In 1795 Abraham-Louis Breguet solved a number of the isochronism issues of the Huygens-invented hairspring by increasing the spring’s final coil to lessen its curvature and establish the concentric development of the balance spring — resulting in the balance personnel wearing out less rapidly while updating precision at the same time. Obviously, it isn’t exclusive neither to Breguet, nor to IWC, but stays a neat little detail us watch-enthusiasts could appreciate.

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Portofino Big Date

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This 45mm red gold timepiece features a big date display, the first in the Portofino watch family. The dial also features a power reserve display and a separate small hacking seconds sub-dial.

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Photo credit: Donnelly Marks Photography for Haute Time.