Hands-on: IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatic NEW with stainless steel bracelet

The IWC Portugieser Chronograph was presented in 1995 the first time as the so called “Rattrapante”. This was the Ref. 3712. Three years later the Portugieser Chronograph followed as the so called “Automatic” version. This was the Ref. 3714.

With these chronographs IWC established a sportier design expression in the Portugieser family. Thanks to the clear and open dial with the two recessed totalisers 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.

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. The watch is powered by 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.

Good to know: The new stainless steel bracelet is available as an accessory for all new models of the Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. IW3716).

REF. IW371617 … Mechanical movement – stopwatch function with minutes and seconds – small hacking seconds – see-through sapphire glass back

IWC manufacture calibre 69355
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz)
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: 46 hours
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, blue hands and appliques, stainless steel bracelet
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 30 meters
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 13,1 mm
Lug-to-lug distance: 47 mm

Price: 9200.- CHF including VAT