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Make It Personal
By Brian Cheong | 22 May 2017 00:38
One of the pillars of luxury is exclusivity, the thrill of owning something that no one else has.

In horology, you can either get your hand on a unique piece or, if you have limitless cash, craft an entire watch inside and out. The latter is a feat only a handful of manufactures can deliver, among them Vacheron Constantin with its dedicated bespoke department. But be prepared to wait for years for its completion.

The next best thing would be what IWC Schaffhausen is offering in the form of the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon. The new Portugieser is a remarkable work of engineering, resolving the perennial issue of consistent power supply with an in-house constant force mechanism.