While us Melbournians here are bracing for probably what might be one of the coldest winters, the rest of the world’s getting their summer to-do’s out; including our friends at IWC Schaffhausen. As part of its “Summer Editions” collection, IWC Schaffhausen is introducing a new edition of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph.
IWC has gone with a beautiful blue, grey and white colour scheme adding a touch of summer to your wrist. The 43.5mm stainless steel case with an integrated crown guard, houses a blue dial with white counters, rhodium-plated hands and the red second hand of the chronograph produce an overall look that’s deliberately casual. The 89361 manufacture calibre with flyback function indicates the measured hours and minutes together on a subdial at 12 o’clock, while the quarter-second scale that surrounds the dial allows for precise measurement of shorter time periods. The transparent case-back in sapphire crystal offers an unimpeded view of the mechanical inner workings of this sporty chronograph. The watch is water-resistant to 6 bar.
The second highlight of the “Summer Editions” collection is a special collection of fabric straps that IWC Schaffhausen is launching for some of its most popular classic watches – all available in seasonal designs that use pale blue or light grey colours. The following versions are available:
- Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII and Pilot’s Watch Chronograph: Four fabric straps (blue, light grey, blue with light grey trim, light grey with blue trim)
- Portofino Automatic and Portofino Chronograph: Two fabric straps (blue, light grey)
- Portugieser Chronograph: Two fabric straps (blue, light grey)
The straps are only available for a limited time period as accessories to the models listed above. They can be fitted to your watch, whether an old favourite or a brand new purchase, at any IWC boutique.