Since its debut in 2004, the Portugieser Automatic with date display has become one of the most successful Portugieser models ever to emerge from Schaffhausen. The balanced dial design retains the classic appeal of the legendary original Portugieser first manufactured in the 1930s. Since 2015, the Portugieser Automatic has been powered by an IWC-manufactured movement from the new 52000-calibre family. The legendary Pellaton winding system has been further improved: the winding pawls, automatic wheel and rotor bearing are made of extremely wear-resistant ceramic; and instead of one there are two barrels, which build up an impressive 7-day power reserve. The ergonomically optimized lugs now make the watch more comfortable to wear on a slender wrist. The Portugieser Automatic is available in two 18-carat red gold and three stainless-steel versions. The models with the 42.3-millimetre red gold cases have either a silver-plated or slate-coloured dial with solid gold appliqués. With the stainless-steel version, customers have a choice between one model with a black dial and silver-plated hands and appliqués or two models with silver-plated dials and either gold- plated or blue hands and appliqués. Now, thanks to the slimmed-down rotor, a glance through the transparent sapphire-glass back cover reveals even more details of the IWC-manufactured 52010 calibre such as the ceramic pawls in the winding system or the decorative Geneva stripes.