The Portugieser collection by IWC has a reputation for being remarkably crafted, and rightly so. This week at Watches & Wonders Shanghai 2020, IWC Schaffhausen unveiled an even more versatile version of the iconic Portugieser Chronograph. For the very first time, the elegant and sporty chronograph is being presented on a high-quality stainless steel bracelet bracelet with a butterfly folding clasp.
With its 41mm stainless steel case, the Portugieser Chronograph Ref. IW371617 is just the right size for any kind of wrist. The highlight of this piece though is the bracelet. It is beautifully detailed and elaborately finished with polished and satin-finished surfaces. Thanks to the butterfly folding clasp, the watch sits ergonomically on the wrist and provides excellent wearing comfort. IWC is now offering this new stainless steel bracelet as an accessory for all new models of the Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. IW3716).
The slim feuille blue hour and minute hands and blue appliques, contrast the silvery-white dial wonderfully. You have two recessed totalisers at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock; these are also in silvery-white but with a different finish, helping the wearer differentiate between them with ease. Two chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock on the right side of the case facilitate easy handling of the chronograph functions.
Powering the watch is an IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre that delivers a power reserve of 46 hours. The robust and precise chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design is visible through the sapphire glass back.