Portugieser Chronograph has been the most sought-after model in the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser family since 1998.
With a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour, the movement is extremely precise, and times can be recorded on the high-precision calibrated scale running round the dial to an accuracy of one-eighth of a second. As a timeless watch designed for everyday use, it has an understated, unmistakable design that makes it a genuine classic combining elegance with a distinctly sporty touch.
This timepiece owes its popularity to, among other things, its moderate 40.9-milimetre diameter, which makes it ideal for a more slender wrist. Thanks to its proportions and elegant design, it is equally popular with men and women.
The 2015 IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph is available in a choice of five different designs. The various cases, dials and hands together with the alligator leather straps give each model a personality of its own.
In the IW371482, the most striking feature is the stark contrast between the warm glow of the 18-carat red gold case, controls and displays and the cool, slate-coloured dial and black strap. The shimmering sun-pattern finish on the dial creates a multitude of captivating reflections.
The classically designed IW371480 in its 18-carat red gold case is available with a silver-plated dial and dark brown strap. The small blue seconds hand in the counter at “12 o’clock” enhancesthe dial’s attractiveness, as in the IW371445 in its stainless-steel case.
In the IW371447, the consistent use of stainless steel and black gives the watch a cooler and more technical feel, while the stainless-steel IW371446, which features blue hands and appliqués together with a blue leather strap, has a modern, sporty appearance.