Ever since the IWC Portugieser Ref 3714, made its debut in 1998, it has become one of the most recognizable / bestselling models, in the Portugieser family. Now IWC Schaffhausen, has unveiled a reworked version of the Portugieser Chronograph which boasts a brand new high quality in-house IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre. From a design standpoint, IWC has left majority of the collections key elements unchanged such as its clean, open dial, two recessed totalizers and flange with quarter-second scale.
All six Portugieser Chronograph ref. 3716 watches look very elegant in their 41mm cases (0.1mm larger than Ref 3714), and are water resistant to 3 bar (30m). They sport a convex sapphire crystal glass, with antireflective coatings on either side. Refined men, with refined tastes, will enjoy the open, clean, functional dial, with two recessed totalizers at “6 o’clock” and “12 o’clock”, appliquéd Arabic numerals, slim feuille hands, and the filigree bezel. The flange, printed with a quarter-second scale, enables precision reading of stopwatch times and gives this timeless Portugieser a subtle, sporty touch.
The see-through caseback allows the wearer to enjoy the beauty of Calibre 69355, a robust chronograph movement in a classic column-wheel design, made up of 194 individual parts. A bidirectional pawl-winding system reliably builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.
From Left to Right: Ref. IW371604: Stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap | Ref. IW371605: Stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, blue hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap | Ref. IW371606: Stainless-steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap.
From Left to Right: Ref. IW371609: Stainless-steel case, black dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap | Ref. IW371610: 18-carat 5N gold case, slate-coloured dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliqués, black alligator leather strap by Santoni | Ref. IW371611: 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands, 18-carat gold appliqués, brown alligator leather strap by Santoni