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The Chinese New Year is undoubtedly the most important and the most widely celebrated festivity amongst the Chinese, irrespective of which part of the world they happen to be in. As per the Chinese calender, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. IWC Schaffhausen has released a limited-edition timepiece in celebration of this year; The Portuguese Automatic Edition Dragon Year.
In Chinese tradition, the dragon is symbolic of power and leadership, strength of character and prosperity, and is also revered as a bringer of good fortune. One of the most successful Portuguese models, the Portuguese Automatic with date display is a gorgeous watch. The Portuguese Automatic Edition Dragon Year features the same classic appeal as the original edition. The 18-carat red gold casing with a slate-coloured dial and a black alligator leather strap, give this watch a very elegant demeanor. The small seconds at 9 o’clock and the power reserve display at 3 o’clock, further enhance the classiness of this timepiece. The see-through sapphire-glass back gives you a peek at the mechanism that runs this watch, and this is where the feature that gives this watch its exclusivity, is located. Engraved on a gold medallion atop the rotor, is an intricately designed, golden dragon. Furthermore, the "DRAGON YEAR – ONE OUT OF 888" engraving underlines the exclusivity of this watch.
Featuring a Pellaton automatic winding, this exceptional mechanical watch has a power reserve of 168 hours and is limited to 888 pieces, worldwide. The number 888 is also associated with sustained riches and good fortune in Chinese tradition.
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