In July 2019, Bucherer and IWC Schaffhausen presented the Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE special edition that honours the Swiss brand’s nautical roots and celebrates its Swiss watchmaking heritage. Limited to 365 pieces, this timepiece features a blue and white colour scheme.
In 2019, after the success of the previous two IWC Portugieser models, Bucherer and IWC decided to create another limited-edition timepiece based on one of the most coveted models in the IWC Portugieser family. Crafted with special blue-hued elements exclusively for BUCHERER BLUE, this is a timepiece that redefines casual elegance – and once again serves as a testament to the strength of the partnership between IWC and Bucherer.
IWC Schaffhausen’s popular Portugieser watch collection harks back to the precision nautical instruments that seafarers once used to explore the world’s oceans. Boasting a unique design and technology that was ahead of its time, the Portugieser gets its name from two Portuguese clients who approached IWC in 1939 with a request for a wristwatch that had the accuracy of a maritime chronometer.
The minimalist aesthetic of the Portugieser, with its sleek Arabic numerals and slim leaf-shaped hands, has been influencing watch design since it was launched. This fascinating watch family, characterised by its top-notch precision and iconic design, has now added the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE to its ranks. For that special BUCHERER BLUE touch, the precision scale is crafted in a blue hue that harmoniously complements the white dial.
The numerals, minutes scale and strap make use of the blue colour scheme as well, combining to create a sporty and nautical impression. The watch gets its summertime flair not only from its blue elements but also thanks to the choice of textile for the material of the strap – another element that was created exclusively for the IWC Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE. The moderately sized case (40.9 mm) of this new chronograph makes it a handsome choice even for slimmer wrists.
The special BUCHERER BLUE edition of the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph is ideal for everyday wear, both in terms of style and functionality. Aficionados of the Portugieser Chronograph appreciate this versatility: the easy to read dial and the stopwatch function for minutes and seconds. Its classic style complements both casual and elegant looks.
Sporty and elegant, this chronograph can withstand all manner of adventures on land or water, making it an exquisite masterpiece that can be worn 365 days a year.
It is for this reason that the special edition of the Portugieser Chronograph is limited to 365 pieces worldwide. Each watch features an individual engraving on the case back.
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE, stainless steel, 40.9 mm, automatic movement, stopwatch function with minutes and seconds, small-seconds subdial, limited to 365 pieces, CHF 7 900.–. Available exclusively at Bucherer boutiques from the end of July.