With 3 new versions, each dedicated to one of the cities mentioned above, the legendary IWC chronograph with the third push-piece located at “10 o’clock” is celebrating its rebirth.
When first launched in 1995 the Portugieser very quickly became a ticking star, even more this Portugieser became a style icon. I have to admit this chronograph was for a long time my absolute favorite!
The IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante was last launched in 2006, but among collectors and IWC-fans never forgotten!
In addition to the capabilities of a “pure” chronograph, this Rattrapante chronograph also features a split-seconds mechanism.
On starting the chronograph, two centrally rotating stopwatch hands – mounted one above the other – are set in motion. The additional push-piece at “10 o’clock” is used to stop the upper hand, while the lower hand continues to move until the regular stop push-piece at “2 o’clock” is operated. This enables two short periods of time to be measured simultaneously. When the rattrapante push-piece is activated a second time, the split-seconds hand is brought into renewed synchrony with the chronograph hand – irrespective of whether this has been stopped or is still moving.
Now the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante returns to the markets, to be precise in the IWC-boutiques of three European cities.
This is the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano” (Ref. IW371215), with a red gold case and blue dial, is limited to 100 pieces. Featuring a telemeter scale on the ange and a tachymeter scale on the inner circle of the dial, the elegant sports watch is secured to the wrist by a hand nished black alligator leather strap …
… 250 IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante are being launched in the “Boutique Rue de la Paix” (Ref. IW371216), with a stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial and black alligator leather strap, …
… and 250 in the “Boutique Munich” (Ref. IW371217), with a stainless-steel case, blue dial and blue alligator leather strap.
The display on these models is based on the original design of the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante from 1995.
The engravings on the back of the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante show icons or landmarks from the respective cities.
All three IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante are powered by the hand-wound IWC 76240-calibre with a power reserve of 44 hours.
The prices in Euro including 20 % VAT
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante IW371217 “Boutique Munich” – Euro 11.600
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante IW371216 “Boutique Rue de la Paix” – Euro 11.600
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante IW371215 “Boutique Milano” – Euro 21.200
Which one is your favorite?
Let me know!
I assume you can guess which one is my favorite 🙂