IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph Lewis Hamilton Watch IW394008(Replica IWC Portugieser). This watch was designed by IWC in collaboration with seven-time F1 world champion and brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton. It is equipped with an exquisite platinum case, a teal dial and a matching fabric strap. IWC's own caliber 89900 powers the one-minute flying tourbillon, chronograph and retrograde time display functions.
Not only is Lewis Hamilton one of the most accomplished athletes in racing, he has also earned a reputation for his unique personal style and iconic outfits. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team driver often pushes the boundaries of his fashion choices, embracing bold colours, patterns and original designs. Now, IWC brand ambassador once again teamed up with IWC chief design officer Christian Knoop and his team to design the third special edition watch.
The watch has a diameter of 43.5 mm and the case is made of platinum, the rarest, purest and most precious metal used in the watchmaking industry. The white luster of platinum perfectly matches the blue-green dial set with 12 sparkling diamonds. The carefully finished dial has a sculptural appearance with slightly recessed chronograph counters and a retrograde date ring. At the same time, the dial is also decorated with the logo of the seven-time F1 world champion - a pattern similar to the eyes of a panther. The watch comes with a matching fabric strap with a folding clasp.
The most eye-catching element on the dial is undoubtedly the one-minute flying tourbillon located at 6 o'clock. Tourbillon means "whirlwind" in French and consists of a balance wheel rotating around an axis in a small frame. The continuous rotating operation not only provides a visual spectacle on the dial, but also reduces the impact of gravity on the oscillation system, improving the accuracy of the watch. With the help of the integrated stopping device, the tourbillon can be completely stationary, allowing the wearer to set the time accurately to the second. This delicate device consists of 56 separate parts and weighs only 0.675 grams, making it extremely challenging for watchmakers to assemble.Replica IWC Watches