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IWC unveils new versions of the Portugieser chronograph

Schaffhausen, 25 April 2020 – IWC Schaffhausen presents three new versions of the Portugieser Chronograph. Two new models, one with a burgundy dial, the other with a green one, extend the collection. IWC also unveiled a boutique edition of the popular chronograph with an 18-carat 5N gold case and a blue dial. All watches are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre and feature a see-through sapphire glass back.

An open, clear and functionally designed dial with two recessed totalisers at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock, appliqued Arabic numerals and slim feuille hands: These are the design cues that have made the Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. 3716) one of IWC’s most successful models. But equally responsible for giving the watch its unique character is the ange, which features a printed quarter-second scale. It not only allows precise reading of stop times but also gives this timeless Portugieser the qualities of a nautical instrument. The two stainless steel styles are equipped with a newly developed butter y folding clasp, which is particularly comfortable to wear.

Ref. IW371615:

Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap.

Ref. IW371616:
Stainless steel case, burgundy dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques, black alligator leather strap. 

Ref. IW371614 Boutique Edition:
18-carat 5N gold case, blue dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliques, blue braided calf leather strap. 

All three models are driven by a chronograph movement from the 69000-calibre family. The IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre is a rugged and precise chronograph movement with a classic column-wheel design. It can be admired through the transparent sapphire glass back. Stop times are clearly indicated on the subdial at 12 o’clock. 

Technical Specifications - Portugieser chronograph

Case:   Stainless Steel or Rose Gold Cases Water Resistant 30m Diameter 41mm

Movement:   IWC inhouse caliber 69355 Power Reserve 46H Winding - Automatic Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds

Strap:   Leather strap

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