Since 1998, the Portuguese Chronograph has been the most sought-after model in the Portugieser family 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 idealfor a more slender wrist. Thanks to its proportions and elegant design, it is equally popular with men and women. Everything is integrated harmoniously on the clearly organized dial: the recessed totalizers, the embossed Arabic numerals and the perfectly proportioned feuille hands for hours and minutes. The push-buttons for stop times and resetting provide the sporty highlights that are simply de rigueur in a chronograph.

IWC - Portugaise Chronographe

Ref. IW371447: case in stainless steel, black dial, black alligator leather strap. © IWC

The Portuguese 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 Reference 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 Reference 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 Reference IW371445 in its stainless-steel case. In the Reference IW371447, the consistent use of stainless steel and black gives the watch a cooler and more technical feel, while the stainless-steel Reference IW371446, which features blue hands and appliqués together with a blue leather strap, has a modern, sporty appearance.

IWC - Portugaise Chronographe

Ref. IW371445: case in stainless steel, silver-plated dial, black alligator leather strap and Ref. IW371480: case in 18-carat red gold, silver-plated dial, dark brown alligator leather strap. © IWC