IWC Schaffhausen unveiled a reworked version of the Portuguese chronograph. The iconic design, with its clean and open dial, two recessed totalizers and quarter-second scale flange, remains unchanged. Inside the much-loved chronograph case, however, IWC now uses a high-quality internal movement from the 69000 caliber family, which can be seen through the transparent back.
Not without reason the Portuguese Chronograph has proven to be one of the most popular timepieces ever to emerge from Schaffhausen. The open dial, clean and functional, with two recessed totalizers at 6 and 12 o'clock, applied Arabic numerals and thin and elegant leaf-shaped hands, is surrounded by a filigree bezel. The flange, printed with a quarter-second scale, allows for precise reading of the stopwatch times and gives this timeless Portuguese a subtle and sporty touch.
Externally, the iconic design of the new models, grouped under the reference 3716, remains unchanged. The decisive new feature is hidden inside the watch: the caliber 69355 produced by IWC ensures accurate time display and measurement. The sturdy precision chronograph movement with the classic column wheel design can be seen through the transparent back. An automatic ratchet winding system creates a power reserve of 46 hours.
Six different versions are available made in rose gold 5N 18 karat or stainless steel. The stainless steel models are equipped with the newly developed folding butterfly clasp, which is particularly comfortable to wear. The steel models will be available at a price of EUR 7.950, while the 5-karat 18N rose gold models will be priced at EUR 17.700.