A clearly organized and open dial, with the characteristic minutes scale and the small seconds at “6 o’clock”: IWC’s Reference 325 in the late 1930s established a classic design idiom that has run as a common thread through the history of the Portugieser family ever since. Now the timelessly modern design returns to the collection in a new automatic model with a compact case diameter of 40 millimetres. The Portugieser Automatic 40 is powered by the IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre. This robust, high-quality automatic movement has a Pellaton winding system with components made of virtually non-wearing ceramic, which builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. This model features a stainless-steel case, a silver-plated dial, as well as gold-plated hands and appliqués. It is fitted with a black alligator leather strap. Thanks to the newly developed butterfly folding clasp, the watch is particularly comfortable to wear.