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IWC – City slicker
New Models

IWC – City slicker

Tuesday, 06 December 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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“Not only is the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante a masterpiece of IWC engineering, it soon became a popular style icon too,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC. It now lends itself to three new special editions, dedicated to Milan, Paris and Munich.

IWC Schaffhausen is launching three special limited-edition Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante watches which are dedicated to the cities of Milan, Paris and Munich. By doing so, the Swiss watchmaking company is continuing a success story that began in 1995 with the first Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante. The timepieces are distinguished by a third push-button for starting and stopping the split-seconds hand. Beyond the capabilities of a pure chronograph, this also enables a second short period of time to be measured with down-to-the-second accuracy.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Munich Ref. IW371217
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Munich Ref. IW371217

The Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano” (Ref. IW371215), with a red gold case and blue dial, is limited to 100 pieces. Featuring a telemeterscale on the flange and a tachymeter scale on the inner circle of the dial, the elegant sports watch is secured to the wrist by a hand-finished black alligator leather strap. 250 watches are being launched in the Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” (Ref. IW371216), with a stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial and black alligator leather strap, and in the Edition “Boutique Munich” (Ref. IW371217), with a stainless-steel case, blue dial and blue alligator leather strap.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Rue de la Paix Ref. IW371216
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Rue de la Paix Ref. IW371216

The display on these models is based on the original design of the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante from 1995. The engravings on the back of the watches show icons or landmarks from the respective cities. All three timepieces are driven by a hand-wound 76240-calibre movement with a power reserve of 44 hours.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Milano Ref. IW371215
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Milano Ref. IW371215
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