The International Watch Company of Schaffhausen (IWC Schaffhausen), founded by American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868 in Switzerland, presents a new reworked version of the iconic Portugieser Chronograph – something watch-lovers will be interested to know.
The rework features not so much a change of appearance, but a change of the inner-workings of the watch that was first produced in 1939. While the classic design of the watch’s six models – featuring a clean and open dial, two recessed totalizers and flange with quarter-second scale – has not changed, the update is more behind the scenes, to reveal the Swiss watchmaker’s in-house calibre mastery, and wizardry too.
Changes have been made to the high quality in-house movement emanating from the 69000-calibre family, with the use of the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre, which is what gives the watch its precise display and measurement of time. Most notably, the chronograph’s movement with the classic column-wheel design can now be appreciated through the timepiece’s transparent back – a fulfilling exercise for time-seekers and wrist enthusiasts.
Six different versions are now available in either stainless steel or 18-carat 5N gold. The stainless-steel models are rather comfortable to wear as they come with IWC Schaffhausen’s latest butterfly folding clasp, which provide seamless movement and ease for putting the watch on and taking it off.
Visit www.iwc.com for more information.