IWC LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF PORTUGIESER CHRONOGRAPHS WITH IN-HOUSE MOVEMENT

The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models. With its compact diameter of 41 millimetres, it fits almost any wrist. However, the thin bezel gives one the impression of wearing a significantly larger watch. The clear, functional dial boasts applied Arabic numerals and slender Feuille hands. Printed with a quarter-second scale, the characteristic réhaut not only allows precise reading of the stop time but also reminds us of the Portugieser’s origins as a nautical precision instrument for the wrist.  

 

Now featured inside the sporty-elegant chronograph, is the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre. The robust and precise chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design is visible now through a sapphire-glass case back.

 

 

— Portugieser Chronograph (ref. IW371610)

Calibre Family 69000

Movements from the 69000-calibre family are used in all IWC watches that require a precise, robust and high-performance chronograph movement. The chronograph is a classic column-wheel design and takes the energy it needs from a bidirectional pawl-winding system similar to the Pellaton mechanism. Movements in this calibre family have a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 beats per hour) and a power reserve of 46 hours.