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From IWC, an all-steel Portugieser Chronograph
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From IWC, an all-steel Portugieser Chronograph

Thursday, 08 October 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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At Watches & Wonders in Shanghai, IWC Schaffhausen presented the iconic Portugieser Chronograph for the first time on a stainless steel bracelet – also available as an accessory for all new versions of the watch.

With the Portugieser Chronograph, IWC established a sportier design expression in the Portugieser family more than 20 years ago. Thanks to the clear and open dial with the two recessed totalizers at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, as well as the inner flange printed with a quarter seconds scale, the timelessly modern chronograph has turned into one of the most popular models from Schaffhausen.

Portugieser Chronograph stainless steel © IWC
Portugieser Chronograph stainless steel © IWC

Now, the Portugieser Chronograph becomes even more versatile; for the first time, IWC has launched a version of this iconic timepiece with a stainless-steel bracelet. The bracelet is beautifully detailed and elaborately finished with polished and satin-finished surfaces. Thanks to the butterfly folding clasp, it sits ergonomically on the wrist and provides excellent wearing comfort.

Portugieser Chronograph stainless steel © IWC
Portugieser Chronograph stainless steel © IWC

The new reference with a stainless-steel bracelet (Ref. IW371617) features a stainless-steel case, a silverplated dial, as well as blue hands and appliques. Ticking away inside is the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre. The robust and precise chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design is visible through the sapphire glass back. An efficient, bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.

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