There is hardly any wristwatch connoisseur in whose collection there are no high-end watches from such acclaimed producers as IWC and Breitling. Today, these brands specializing in the creation of sports-looking and pilot's models continue to surprise us with new exclusive timepieces.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE Special Edition

IWC has returned to the maritime roots of its well-known Portugieser collection by presenting a limited-edition series of topnotch chronographs. This way, the prominent manufacturer paid tribute to the Swiss watchmaking tradition and their deep affection towards the sea.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE Special Edition

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The Bucherer collection of high-end watches with a concise name BLUE is filled with the third IWC Portugieser model. Following the stylistic codes of this product line, the tone of this refined timepiece is set by a vibrant blue color. It is featured in the minute and seconds scales, as well as Arabic numerals on a contrasting white background of the dial and a textile strap equipped with a folding steel clasp. The central hands, including the hand on the seconds counter, are covered with rhodium, while the hands on the chronograph sub-dials are made of blued steel for better contrast.

The chosen color scheme is associated with the summer, and the average size of the steel case (40.9 x 12.6 mm) is perfect for a thin wrist. The model is based on reference 3714, which was first introduced over twenty years ago and became a classic chronograph from the Portuguese Collection. This high-end watch is powered by the caliber IWC 79350 (modified Valjoux 7750 movement), equipped with automatic winding and 44-hour power reserve.  

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE Special Edition

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New IWC series is symbolically limited to 365 copies worldwide, which highlights the fact that these impeccable wristwatches are ideal for everyday wear. On the caseback, there is a place for engraving upon the customer’s individual order. The estimated cost of this bold model available in boutiques and Bucherer online store is €7,700.

Breitling SuperOcean IRONMAN Limited Edition

Breitling has announced the start of cooperation with the IRONMAN Championship. Under such a big name, the one-day endurance race, which started in 1978, is represented. It consists of the whole series of competitions – swimming, bike riding, and race on 42,2 kilometers. Those athletes who will be able to overcome all stages will receive the title of “Iron Man.”

Breitling SuperOcean IRONMAN Limited Edition

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Breitling SuperOcean Automatic 44 IRONMAN Limited Edition is declared to be the official timekeeping device of the IRONMAN World Championship. A black dial complements the steel case (44 x 14.21 mm) of this astounding model with the IRONMAN logo and a Diver Pro III red rubber strap. The hands and hour markers on the dial are covered with SuperLumiNova luminescent solution. Inside the rounded case, there is a certified COSC automatic movement Breitling Caliber 17 with a power reserve of about 38 hours. This spectacular timepiece offers water-resistance of up to 1000 meters!  

The caseback of this exclusive high-end watch is engraved with the IRONMAN logo. There is also an indication of the model circulation – the inscription “ONE OF 300.” The Superocean Automatic 44 IRONMAN Limited Edition can be purchased either at the online store and individual Breitling boutiques or during the IRONMAN 70.3 Championship in Nice and the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona.

Breitling SuperOcean IRONMAN Limited Edition

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Despite the vast number of new exclusives, older models from Breitling and IWC are in no way inferior to these novelties. In our collection of pre-owned high-end watches, you will find a host of reliable and stylish timekeeping devices from a variety of brands.