At the end of last year, IWC Schaffhausen introduced the iconic Portugieser Chronograph on a stainless steel bracelet for the first time in its long history. This way, the elegant and sporty chronograph becomes even more versatile and apt for a whole new range of new adventures.
The Portugieser Chronograph has been part of the eponymous family at IWC Schaffhausen for more than 20 years. From its very first appearance, the watch introduced a sportier design language to the Portugieser line and quickly found enthusiastic followers world wide and grew to be one of the manufacturer’s most popular models.
The timelessly modern chronograph boasts a clear and open dial that is uncluttered and therefore excellently legible. The two recessed subdials at 12 and 6 o’clock show the chronograph minutes and the running seconds. Of course, this Portugieser is also equipped with a quarter seconds scale. The blue hands and appliqués stand out wonderfully against the argenté-coloured, silver-plated dial.
The Portugieser Chronograph comes in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 41 mm. It is only water-resistant to 3 bar.
Inside works an in-house calibre, the 69355. This automatic chronograph movement is designed in classic column-wheel fashion, operates at a frequency of 4 Hz / with 28,800 of half oscillations per hour and builds up a power reserve of 46 hours. Since IWC Schaffhausen has opted for a sapphire crystal case back, the movement can also be viewed.
As you would expect from the manufacture, the bracelet is beautifully finished with polished and satin-finished surfaces. It sits ergonomically on the wrist and naturally offers excellent wearing comfort. And of course, stainless steel is an excellent material for everyday wear and use, as it is robust, corrosion-resistant and durable, as well as very easy to clean.
The new stainless steel bracelet with its butterfly folding clasp is also available as an additional accessory for all new Portugieser Chronograph models, so customers can easily upgrade their watches.