New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Edition

For almost 80 years, the Portugieser has been synonymous with timeless design and watchmaking perfection. The Reference 3904, third Chronograph in the Portugieser family, was presented for the first time in 2013. Still remaining the unmistakable character of the original from the 1930’s. IWC is now reissuing the Portugieser Chronograph Classic (Ref. 3903) with a slightly revised and updated design. The dial with the typical Portugieser railway-track- style chapter ring looks even neater than its predecessor without the subdivision of the seconds, while the watch as a whole has a more modern impact thanks to the convex sapphire glass.

New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Edition

The top-of-the-line version has an 18-carat red gold case and a silver-plated dial, as well as golden hands and appli- qués. It is tted with a hand- nished brown alligator leather strap (Ref. IW390301). Two models are available with a stainless-steel case and a black alligator leather strap. One features a silver-plated dial and blue hands and appliqués (Ref. IW390302), while the other has a midnight blue dial and rhodium-plated hands and appliqués (Ref. IW390303).

When it comes to the technical components inside these watches, IWC relies on the aspect of continuity: the new Chronographs are still driven by the tried-and-tested IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre with yback function, self-winding system and a power reserve of 68 hours. The recorded time is particularly easy to read on the combined hour and minute counter at “12 o’clock”. A see-through sapphire-glass back provides a view of the movement and the rotor, which is adorned with Geneva stripes.

The new Portugieser Chronograph Classic models are available now in IWC boutiques and from authorised IWC dealers.

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The com- pany has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at their nest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.

FEATURES

Mechanical chronograph movement
Date display
Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at “12 o’clock”
Flyback function
Small hacking seconds
See-through sapphire-glass back

MOVEMENT

IWC-manufactured calibre 89361
Frequency 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels 38
Power reserve 68 h
Winding Automatic

WATCH

Ref. IW390301: 18-carat red gold case and appliqués, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands, brown alligator leather strap
Ref. IW390302: Stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, blue hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap
Ref. IW390303: Stainless-steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap
Glass Sapphire, convex, antire ective coating on both sides
Water-resistant 3 bar
Diameter 42 mm
Height 14 mm

PRICING

IW390301 € 22.500,-
IW390302 € 12.000,-
IW390303 € 12.000,-

For more info visit the official IWC website

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