IWC Schaffhausen and the British resort wear and lifestyle brand Orlebar Brown has announced their partnership. Marking the start of their collaboration, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has unveiled the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”, alongside the clothing brand’s new nine-piece collection of resort wear.
The stainless steel case of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown” (Ref. IW390704) is complemented by a marine-blue dial and a co-branded side-fastener buckle, featuring white and red colour accents, which are often used in Orlebar Brown’s product range.
The nautical chronograph with elegant case proportions is worn on a blue rubber strap with textile inlay. Thanks to its robust design and water resistance of 6 bar, this watch is ideally suited for either an action-packed adventure on the deck of a yacht or relaxing at the beach or pool. The IWC-manufactured calibre 89361 with ﬂyback function displays the measured hours and minutes together on a subdial at 12 o’clock and has a power reserve of 68 hours.
Working together, IWC Schaffhausen and Orlebar Brown also designed a nine-piece “Capsule Collection” of resort wear. The collection includes a white towelling blazer with blue piping and a cotton/silk knitted polo. A highlight in the collection is a photographic swim short with signature side fasteners, depicting a Solaris 55 sailing yacht in front of Porto Rotondo in Sardinia. This design celebrates the recently announced partnership with IWC and Italian luxury yacht brand Solaris.
The Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown” is available from July in IWC boutiques and from authorised retailers. The “Orlebar Brown x IWC Capsule Collection” by Orlebar Brown and IWC is available from 15th July 2020.
Model: IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”, Ref. IW 390704
Hour and minute counters combined in a totaliser at 12 o’clock on a subdial
Small hacking seconds
IWC manufacture calibre 89361
Frequency: 28,800 vph/4 Hz
Power reserve: 68 h
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44.6 mm
Height: 14.4 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Blue and silver-plated dial
Rhodium-plated hands and appliques
Blue rubber strap with textile inlay