• IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Horizon Blue
  • IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Horizon Blue
  • IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Horizon Blue

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Horizon Blue

Case Size:
41mm
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Case Material:
White Gold
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Movement:
Automatic Winding
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Reference:
IW371626
Date Added:
April 10, 2024
Case Material:
White Gold
Case Size:
41mm
Case Back:
Open
Dial Color:
Blue
Dial Finish:
Lacquered, Sunray
Strap Material:
Alligator
Strap Color:
Blue
Buckle Type:
Folding Clasp
Movement:
Automatic
Caliber:
69355
Power Reserve:
46 hours
Water Resistance:
30m/3 bar
Functions:
Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Small Seconds

Since its introduction in 1995 with the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante, the chronograph complication has become a hallmark within the Portugieser collection by IWC Schaffhausen. Noteworthy design elements include the vertically arranged sub-dials, facilitating easy readability, and an inner flange featuring a quarter-second scale for precise timing.

Now, IWC unveils three new versions of this beloved chronograph in striking color variants: Horizon Blue, Obsidian, and Dune. A highlight of these models is their dials. Beginning with a brass base, a sunburst finish is applied before layers of transparent lacquer are meticulously added and polished to a lustrous shine. The intricate process involves more than 60 steps, including the precise milling of totalisers and the painstaking application of appliques by hand.

The Portugieser Chronograph Ref IW371626 takes center stage with its captivating Horizon Blue dial. This distinctive color evokes the serene ambiance of a clear, sunlit afternoon sky at its zenith. Complementing this elegant dial is a 18-carat white gold case, seamlessly blending polished and brushed finishes. The watch is matched with a gradient light-blue calfskin strap from Santoni.

The Portugieser Chronograph features the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre. With a column-wheel control mechanism, each phase of the chronograph function is precisely defined, offering tactile resistance for enhanced usability. Its seamless integration with the base movement ensures consistent accuracy, even under rigorous conditions. The vertical subdial arrangement, placing stopped minutes at 12 o’clock and small seconds at 6 o’clock, not only enhances readability but also serves as a distinctive design feature of the Portugieser Chronograph.

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