Friday, March 07, 2014
Have you watched the recent 84th Academy Awards? There was House of Cards star Kevin Spacey presenting the Oscars in one of the categories. He was neatly dressed with midnight blue Burberry tuxedo. And a perfect match to it was a damn good-looking watch. Spacey was wearing a limited edition IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph with a coordinating dark blue dial. The Portuguese Yacht Club is a powerhouse collection. The watches under this brood have all the precision of a nautical instrument. They are water resistant with 68-hour power reserve. The watches also demonstrate superb sporting qualities with a fly-back function and an additional flange with quarter-second calibration for recording short periods of time. Longer stop times can be read off like a second time on a separate analog sub-dial. With all these features, certainly, the IWC doesn't only look red-carpet worthy. It is a must-have for its practical value.
IWC is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.