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Pre-SIHH 2015: IWC - Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

Pre-SIHH 2015: IWC – Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2015 IWC will uncover the new Portuguese assortment with twelve new models. After the Annual Calendar model, here we have another curiosity with the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph.

The most important plan change in this model (ref. 3905) is the size: indeed, the case diameter has been decreased from 45.4 mm to 43.5 mm so meeting the expanding demands for marginally smaller watches. Different brands have begun giving models smaller diameters so there is a reasonable pattern toward this path, which we see as something positive.

The movement remains the same: the IWC-manufactured self-winding 89361-type, beating at 28,800 vibrations each hours and offering 68 hours of force hold. It includes a flyback capacity and total timing of as long as 12 hours, appeared by a simple presentation with two hands in the subdial at 12 o’clock.

The plan of the dial offers amazing decipherability with lists and hands treated with Super-LumiNova luminescent material and a rail route minute circle for quite a long time. The red subtleties utilized for the chronograph functions emphasize the energetic look of the watch. The round case is water impervious to 6 bar (60 meters) additionally because of the screw-in crown.

The IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph will be accessible in hardened steel with the new record shaded sunburst finish dial (ref. IW390503), in hardened steel with silver-plated dial (ref. IW390501) and in red gold with silver-plated dial (ref. IW390502). The model is completed by a recently planned dark elastic tie with matching clasp. iwc.com

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