PORTUGIESER YACHT CLUB CHRONOGRAPH EDITION ORLEBAR BROWN
Comfort, quality, practicality. Common points which set IWC and Orlebar Brown’s productions apart and which invite to be discovered in this co-signed flyback chronograph.
IWC’s Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Orlebar Brown imagined hand-in-hand with the British leisurewear brand, blends together an elegant and sporty style with a host of summery colors. On its navy blue dial, rhodium-plated hands coated with white luminescent material hover over a minute tracker which is as alabaster-toned as the small seconds set at 6 o’clock. A 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph totalizer displayed at 12 o’clock, measures short-cycle times, escorted by the central direct-drive adorned in bright red. It’s no coincidence if these tones were chosen as they feature in most of the ready-to-wear firm’s creations.
The high-performance 89361 caliber, unveiled back in 2007, and the first to have been totally developed in the manufacture’s workshops, reigns supreme in the 44.6 mm-diameter steel case, waterproof to a depth of 60 meters. Besides its rather mighty 68-hour power reserve, this selfwinding movement boasts an hour, minute and second stop system. The chronograph is enhanced with a flyback function. And, the watch’s oscillating weight invites to be admired through the sapphire-crystal caseback.
IWC’s Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Orlebar Brown, in its element on-board a yacht or on an oceanfront terrace, is worn with a textile-incrusted azure-hued rubber strap. The strap is attached by a laterally-fixed folding clasp engraved with both brands’ names.
By Dan Diaconu
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