IWC Unveils Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

Jan 25, 2010
The IWC iconic Portuguese family welcomes a new elegantly sporty timepiece the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph. The new IWC watch accommodates an in-house chronograph movement and boasts impressive technical characteristics.

The IWC watch under the Yacht Club name enjoyed great success in the 1960s - 70s. It inspired the new Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph, a highly reliable timepiece, characterized by utmost functionality. Equipped with the famous IWC-manufactured 89360-calibre movement, it has been developed as a nautical precision instrument, to guarantee reliability even when sailing in rough seas.

The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph incorporates a screw-in crown and a crown protection. It is 6-bar water-resistant. True watch connoisseurs will admire the IWC-manufactured movement through the sapphire-crystal case-back.

The chronograph function of the IWC watch allows to record aggregate times of up to 12 hours on the common counter for the minutes and hours. You can reset the chronograph to zero due to the flyback function at any time the chronograph hand is running - and it is at once ready to start measuring a new time interval. With many ways of measuring long stop times available nowadays, none are as convenient and clear as the ones offered by the analogue display of the IWC 89360 calibre that allows to read them as a normal time display.

The red stopwatch hand in the centre, along with the additional flange for seconds and fractions of a second, guarantees extremely accurate short-interval timing.
The movement provides a 68-hour power-reserve.

The neat dial of the new IWC watch demonstrates a clear railway track-style chapter ring. It is completed with luminescent indices and hands, having become the first member of the Portuguese family to boast such an advantage. The dial also features the date and small seconds displays.

The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph has been created in three versions:

  • a steel case coupled with a silver-plated dial, completed with rhodium-plated luminescent hands and appliques;

  • a steel case with a black dial, completed with a silver-plated flange and rhodium-plated luminescent hands and appliques;

  • an 18K red gold case with an slate dial featuring a sun-pattern ground finish, contrasting with the black small seconds display and the black ring for the aggregate chronograph minutes. The dial stands out due to gold-plated hands and solid red gold appliques.


The IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, is coupled with a black rubber strap equipped with a folding clasp.

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