IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”

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 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.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”

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.

Technical details

Model: Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”, Ref. IW 390704

Functions
Hour and minute counters combined in a totaliser at 12 o’clock on a subdial
Date display
flyback function
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC manufacture calibre 89361
Frequency: 28,800 vph/4 Hz
Jewels: 38
Power reserve: 68 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44.6 mm
Height: 14.4 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 6 bar

Dial
Blue and silver-plated dial
Rhodium-plated hands and appliques

Strap
Blue rubber strap with textile inlay