At the Watches & Wonders exhibition in Shanghai, IWC Schaffhausen presented the iconic Portugieser Chronograph on a stainless steel bracelet for the first time.
With the Portugieser Chronograph, IWC established a sportier design expression in the Portugieser family more than 20 years ago. Thanks to the clear and open dial with the two recessed totalisers at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, as well as the inner flange printed with a quarter seconds scale, the timelessly modern chronograph has turned into one of the most popular models from Schaffhausen.
Now, the Portugieser Chronograph becomes even more versatile; for the first time, IWC has launched a version of this iconic timepiece with a stainless steel bracelet. The bracelet is beautifully detailed and elaborately finished with polished and satin-finished surfaces. Thanks to the butterfly folding clasp, it sits ergonomically on the wrist and provides excellent wearing comfort.
The new reference with a stainless steel bracelet (Ref. IW371617) features a stainless steel case, a silver plated dial, as well as blue hands and appliques. Ticking away inside is the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre.
The robust and precise chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design is visible through the sapphire glass back. An efficient, bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.
The new stainless steel bracelet is available as an accessory for all new models of the Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. IW3716).
Model: Portugieser Chronograph, Ref. IW371617
IWC manufacture calibre 69355
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds
Frequency: 28,800 vph/4 Hz
Power reserve: 46 h
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 13.1 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistance: 3 bar
Silver-plated dial, blue hands and appliques
Stainless steel bracelet