IWC Schaffhausen and Behbehani Group To Launch Limited-Edition Portugieser Automatic Exclusively In Kuwait

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Kuwait/Schaffhausen, 15 December 2016 – IWC Schaffhausen and its retail partner Behbehani Group are launching a limited-edition Portugieser watch to celebrate their successful partnership in the Gulf state. The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” has a green dial and is limited to only 98 pieces – a special reference to the year the partnership between IWC and the Behbehani Group was initiated.

In 1998, IWC Schaffhausen and the Behbehani Group started working together to bring the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer’s haute horlogerie timepieces to Kuwaiti watch lovers. Since then, the collaboration has expanded to include various points of sale. “As a thank you to our loyal and discerning customers in Kuwait, together with the Behbehani Group, we are now presenting a special limited-edition Portugieser watch that will be available exclusively in our boutique at the 360 Mall in Kuwait. At the same time, we would like to thank our retail partner for the long-standing and successful collaboration”, said IWC Regional Brand Director Luc Rochereau.


The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” (Ref. IW500708) has a stainless-steel case with a diameter of 42.3 millimetres and a green dial. The golden numerals and hands contrast nicely with the dial. The watch is limited to just 98 pieces, which is a reference to the year when IWC and the Behbehani Group started their partnership in the Gulf state. The timepiece features a power reserve display at “3 o’clock” and a small hacking seconds display at “9 o’clock”. A black alligator leather strap from Santoni complements the elegant appearance. It is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre. The Pellaton automatic winding system builds up a power reserve of 7 days when the two barrels are fully wound. The medallion on the rotor bears the initial “B”, which is another reference to the Behbehani Group. The Portugieser Automatic Edition “Kuwait” can be purchased exclusively at the IWC boutique at the iconic 360 Mall in Kuwait starting on the 14 December 2016.


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