IWC Presents Portuguese Chronograph Classic and Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound Watches

Jun 06, 2013
IWC Schaffhausen is proud to unveil its new elegant and stylish Portuguese Chronograph Classic and Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound watches. The novelties will join the brandís highly-successful Portuguese collection the members of which are synonymous to precision engineering.

The new Portuguese Chronograph Classic watch gladdens the eye by its exceptional elegance and classical well-balanced design. The novelty has maintained the identity codes and cultural heritage of the iconic original models born in the 1930s.

The silver-plated or slate-colored dial of the new IWC watch is graced with applique Arabic numerals, a railway-track-style chapter ring and slender hands. It provides supreme readability. The 42mm case is rendered in stainless steel or 18K red gold. The dial is shielded by an arched-edge sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides.

The heart of the timepiece is the brandís in-house self-winding chronograph movement - 89361 calibre. The mechanism allows to record time spans of up to 12 hours with help of a special sub-dial. You can admire the movement via the sapphire glass case-back. It demonstrates the rotor embellished with Geneva stripes.

The Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound watch has successfully combined contemporary design with futuristic mechanics.

The stylistically minimalist case of the novelty is sculptured from 18K white gold or 18K red gold. It makes one feel its unadorned understatement.
The zest of the dial, the flying tourbillon, reflecting the brandís watchmaking flair, is positioned at 9 oíclock. The tourbillon performs one rotation round its axis every 60 seconds.

The dial is protected by a new front glass with an arched edge, making the watch seem very flat and finely matching its classic, well-balanced proportions.

The hint of the dial suits the color of the case Ė a slate-colored dial is coupled with an 18K white gold case and a silver-plated dial comes with an 18K red gold case.
The transparent sapphire crystal case-back allows to drop a glance at an IWC-manufactured 98900 Calibre movement. The mechanism boasts a sophisticatedly decorated nickel-silver three-quarter bridge. Operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the movement provides great precision and a 54-hour power-reserve.

The new IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic and the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound watches are both presented on elegant highest-quality leather straps produced by the House of Santoni, an Italian family firm. Every Santoni strap is perfectly finished with manual artistry, so that the strap acquires a one-of-a-kind patina look of an individual shade. The brandís craftsmen polish the surface of the leather material with a variety of pastes to come up with the necessary shading and a nice sheen.

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