Discover five new IWC Portuguese chronographs

Of course you all know that this year IWC Schaffhausen emphasizes the “Ingenieur”. But IWC still continues to cultivate the “Portuguese”. Click here to spot these new gorgeous watches…

The new Portuguese Chronograph Classic (Ref. 3904) brings exceptional elegance and classically inspired design to this popular collection, though the redesigned watch has a surprisingly independent look. This third chronograph member of the Portuguese dynasty preserves the identity and cultural heritage of the legendary originals of the 1930s.

This is the essentials information of the new Portuguese Chronograph Classic: Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding – 68-hour power reserve when fully wound – Date display – Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds – Hour and minute counters combined at 12 o’clock – Fly-back function – Small hacking seconds – See-through sapphire-glass back

MOVEMENT

Calibre: in-house IWC “89361”

Frequency: 28.800 A/h / 4 Hz

Jewels: 38

Power reserve: 68 h

Winding: automatic

 

WATCH

The materials …

Ref. IW390402: 18-carat red gold case with silver-plated dial, dark brown Santoni alligator leather strap, pin buckle in 18-carat red gold
Ref. IW390405: 18-carat red gold case with slate-coloured dial, black Santoni alligator leather strap, pin buckle in 18-carat red gold

Ref. IW390404: stainless-steel case with slate-coloured dial, black Santoni alligator leather strap, folding clasp in stainless steel
Ref. IW390403: stainless-steel case with silver-plated dial, black Santoni alligator leather strap, folding clasp in stainless steel

Glass:
sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides

Back: See-through sapphire glass

Water-resistant: 3 bar

Diameter:
42 mm

Case height: 14.5 mm

 

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The new Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

 For the seventh consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen demonstrates its commitment to philanthropy and skills in beautifully designed timepieces by releasing a limited special edition in aid of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Since 2005 IWC has been a driving force behind Laureus, and the company’s annual release of an exclusive special edition in aid of the Foundation has become a tradition. This is the third time that a model in the Portuguese watch family has appeared in gleaming Laureus blue. A particular highlight of the new Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is a poignant engraving on the back of the timepiece, based on a drawing by 12-year-old Hakkini Hasanga Sandumal De Silva. Hakkini is the third child from the Seenigama Sport for Life project in Sri Lanka to win the drawing competition. The country has endured much suffering in the last 10 years – from the horrific path of destruction left by the tsunami in December 2004, to the civil war still fresh in the mind of the population 3 years later. Here the project has made an important contribution in helping to rebuild lives and supports over 1,400 children and young people by bringing sport into their daily activity. By introducing them to cricket, volleyball, swimming, netball and badminton, the children find a welcome diversion from their harsh everyday existence and at the same time regain a zest for life. All sports programs are also designed to support participants’ mental and physical health and assist in mapping out their future prospects.

In addition to Seenigama Sport for Life in Sri Lanka, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation supports over 140 programs worldwide. It has transformed the lives of up to 1.5 million children and young people to date. The Foundation relentlessly draws attention to social injustices with the help of the Laureus World Sports Academy, an association of sporting legends who collectively boast over 100 Olympic medals, 100 world championship titles and 200 world records to their credit. The Foundation also presents the annual Laureus World Sports Awards, which place its mission firmly in the public spotlight.

Back to the watch: It comes with the IWC-manufactured “89361” calibre and with its screw-in crown and crown protection the Portuguese is water-resistant to 6 bar. The chronograph’s combined hour and minute counter allows up to 12 hours of aggregate timing. As a result, the fly-back function will return to zero at any time the chronograph is in use, ensuring timing can begin again immediately if halted. The flange for seconds and fractions of seconds allows this precision-focused nautical instrument to record cumulative time extremely accurately. The watch also displays the date and small seconds.

MOVEMENT

Calibre: in-house IWC “89361”

Frequency: 28.800 A/h / 4 Hz

Jewels
: 38

Power reserve: 68 h

Winding: automatic

 

WATCH

Materials: stainless-steel case, blue dial with rhodium-plated hands, black rubber strap with folding clasp in stainless steel

Glass:
 sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides

Back:
 closed back with special back engraving

Crown: screw-in

Water-resistant: 6 bar

Diameter: 45,4 mm

Case height: 14,5 mm

 

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  • IWC make fantastic watches. Can you tell us the price of these watches? Especially price of the 18-carat red gold case with slate-coloured dial and black Santoni alligator leather strap?

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