A reworked version of the famous watch, now with an in-house movement and a see-through caseback.
IWC unveils six new versions of the Portugieser Chronograph in stainless steel or 5N gold – also known as red gold. A clean and very legible dial with two slightly recessed counters at 6 and 12 o’clock, applied Arabic numerals, and slim leaf-hands – the exteriors remain mostly unchanged. The biggest update is hidden inside the 41-mm case: IWC went for the in-house calibers from the 69000 family instead of the outsourced movements powering previous editions.The 69355 – is a beautifully decorated automatic column-wheel chronograph movement with a 46-hour power reserve. And of course, it’s perfectly visible through the transparent sapphire crystal back.
Six different versions are available: two in red gold – with slate-colored or silver-plated dials, – and four in stainless steel. The latter come with silver-plated, blue or black dials. The steel models are also equipped with the newly developed butterfly folding clasp. The price for the gold IWC Portugieser Chronograph versions is $17,800. Stainless steel variant will cost you $7,950.
Feb. 08, 2020