The Portugieser collection of IWC Schaffhausen has been around for more than eighty years. The collection’s design cues has proven to be both successful and relevant, no matter what era it comes out. This year, the Portugieser unveils three new chronographs that leaves a lasting impression.
The Portugieser Chronograph has an open, clear, and functional design. It displays two recessed totalisers at 6 and 12 o’clock. It has appliquéd Arabic numerals and slim feuille hands. It also features a printed quarter-second scale on the flange (that bevelled ring that surrounds the edges of the dial.) This allows the wearer a precise reading of stop times.
For this year, the new Chronograph models are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69335 calibre, a mechanical movement that has a stopwatch function and small hacking seconds. Its 41 mm case has a sapphire glass back, allowing a view of the automatic movement.
The three models are as follows:
Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, and a black alligator strap.
Stainless steel case, Burgundy dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, with a black alligator strap.
18-carat 5N gold case, blue dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliqués, blue alligator strap.