Fresh from launching a reworked version of the Portugieser Chronograph earlier this year that featured a new in-house movement, IWC Schaffhausen has unveiled three additions to the collection at Watches & Wonders 2020.
The Portugieser Chronograph has proved to be one of the most popular watches to emerge from Schaffhausen. The open, clean, functional dial, with two recessed totalisers at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock, appliquéd Arabic numerals and slim feuille hands, is encircled by a filigree bezel. The flange, printed with a quarter-second scale, enables precision reading of stopwatch times and gives this timeless Portugieser Chronograph the qualities of a nautical instrument.
Two of the new models are in 41mm stainless steel cases, one with a burgundy dial (Ref IW371616) and the other with a green one (Ref IW371615). Both feature rhodium-plated hands and appliques, and black alligator leather straps with a newly developed butterfly folding clasp that is particularly comfortable to wear. The third model is a boutique edition (Ref IW371614), with a 41mm 18K 5N gold case, blue dial, gold-plated hands, 18K gold appliques and blue alligator leather strap.
All three models are powered by the IWC-manufactured calibre 69355 mechanical movement that ensures precise display and measurement of time. The rugged, precision chronograph movement with the classic column-wheel design can be seen through the transparent back. An automatic pawl-winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours. The timepieces are water-resistant to 100ft.