IWC’s Latest Portugieser 40 Brings A Highly Collectible Touch Of  Salmon
— 14 February 2023

IWC’s Latest Portugieser 40 Brings A Highly Collectible Touch Of Salmon

— 14 February 2023
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

As far as classically styled dress watches go, the IWC Portugieser collection is up there with the very best, offering an immaculately proportioned dial, near-universally wearable case and reliable movement. While the entire collection to a serious overhaul in 2020 (including the debut of the IWC Portugieser 40 collection) the latest addition to the line-up brings a salmon-tone dial that should delight vintage collectors and enthusiasts everywhere.

The IWC Portugieser 40 collection makes a strong case for a one-watch collection, fusing serious history, high-level watchmaking expertise and a brilliantly balanced design that combine into an everyday watch you’d never need to take off (especially if you’re in a suit during the week). This same compelling combination of elements is found in the latest salmon dial reference, adding a heritage-inspired touch with its new dial colour that is well-known as particularly attractive to serious collectors and is nicely contrasted by the polished steel hands and dial markers.

Arriving with its approachable 40.4mm steel case that stands 12.3mm tall off the wrist, it has an everyday appropriate 30m of water resistance and is powered by the in-house automatic calibre 82200 with 60 hours of power reserve and careful finishing that’s a delight to look at. While the IWC Portugieser 40 Salmon has been released initially as an exclusive to the UAE market this month, it will become available worldwide in April with an Australian RRP of $11,100.

IWC Portugieser Salmon

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at)


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