iwc portugieser yacht club chrono


An elegant chronograph, the Yacht Club version of the steel Portugieser made by the brand from Schaffhausen gives pride of place to the comfort of rubber and textile, embracing summer with style.

The Portugieser watch was launched in 1939 at the request of two Portuguese businessmen, and is now a classic in the IWC catalogue. While the new versions are adapted to the times, their basic features have keep the same aesthetic style and are easy to identify: a slender bezel providing a lot of space for the dial, two monopushers to start, stop and reset the chronograph function and in a piston shape to underline the elegant overall effect, plus crown protection to avoid involuntary changes.

iwc portugieser yacht club chrono closeupIWC has designed a new model of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chonograph to wear on board a sailing boat or just to round off an elegant outfit on dry land. It features a dark blue dial with sunburst effect, together with two large counters at 6 and 12 o’clock, and encircled by an opaline chapter ring with the second scale. In the centre, two leaf-shaped hands point to Arabic numerals and silver applied hour markers linked by a “railroad” minute track. The hacking seconds can be seen in a lower counter, while the date is shown against a white background in a counter at 3 o’clock. The information concerning the chronograph, which is rounded off by a flyback function, is shown in the centre with a red second hand and an upper totaliser for the hours and minutes.

iwc portugieser yacht club chrono with casebackHoused in a 43.5mm-wide steel case, the self-winding calibre 89361 drives the Portugieser Yacht Club Chonograph and provides a power reserve of 68 hours.

The watch can be worn with a textile rubber strap recalling the colour of the dial or one specially developed for summer made of blue or grey fabric.

Price: 21,500 CHF

By Sharmila Bertin