IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic

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Welcome to the new generation of IWC Portuguese. From a marketing point of view, the Swiss brand IWC every year dedicates a specific collection of watches. 2017 dedicated to the Portuguese, so this review hour of talk about of IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic. Another new release for 2017 is very important for the Portuguese fan’s collection.

These Swiss watches are updated and may have a sportier look, by the way, according to fans IWC Portuguese – Portuguese Chronograph is the best to date. Watches IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic are designed on the basis of the yacht club.

Review of IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic
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Features IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic:

– Mechanical chronograph

– Automatic winding

– Power reserve 68 hours when fully wound

– Display date

– Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds

– The hour and minute counter hands together in the direction of 12:00

– Reverse function

– Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. 

The mechanism IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic: 

– Caliber: 89 361

– Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz

– Number of jewels: 38

– Power reserve: 68 hours

– Calendar: Day of the month. 

Manufacturing materials IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic: 

– Ref. IW390402: 18-carat red gold, silver dial, a dark brown strap Santoni alligator clasp in 18-carat red gold

– Ref. IW390405: 18-carat red gold, dark gray dial, Santoni strap black alligator leather, folding clasp in 18-carat red gold

– Ref. IW390404: stainless-steel housing, dark gray dial, Santoni strap black alligator leather, folding clasp in stainless steel

– Ref. IW390403: stainless-steel housing, silver dial, black strap Santoni alligator clasp stainless steel

– Glass: sapphire, arched edge, anti-reflective coating on both sides

– Rear cover: Window with sapphire

– Waterproof: 3 bars or 30 meters

– Diameter: 42 mm

– body thickness: 14,5 mm. 

Men’s Watches IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic is not as such a simple alteration of the previous model Portuguese. They have some of the features from the Portuguese Yacht Club and are a sort of hybrid between a style of sports club of yachts and the standard chronograph IWC Portuguese Chronograph. Compared to a standard chronograph, IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic more, it contains an automatic chronograph movement made by the brand name of IWC, also has a new set of the more expensive strap.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic: Movement

Drawing attention to the image above, you can see the differences between the two models of IWC Portuguese Chronograph, though at first glance they seem to be very similar. The fact that the new model IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic looks sportier and has a greater width 42 mm compared with the width of the old model of 40.1 mm. Dial Chronograph old seems a bit more, considering his thin frame, but in fact, they are the same size.

Thick arrows watch IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic have a luminescent composition, but instead, they are decorated with dark stripes, dissecting their entire length. It’s pretty interesting touch.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic: Dial

New men’s watches IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic have similar Arabic numerals and hour markers. Another thing that added to the Chronograph Classic – this flange ring, which is a feature set and helps look richer and clearer.

While the IWC Portuguese Chronograph watch has a standard monochrome set new Classic Chronograph has a sporty style with red accents. By the way, I like that the disc does not contain a tachometer or other useless features that no one uses, it would only spam dial.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic: Appearance

In appearance, for the majority of watch lovers, the big difference between the two models IWC Portuguese Chronograph is no other than millimeters or more different design cases. But there is one difference – in the mechanism. Old Model Portuguese Chronograph contains caliber IWC 79350, which is made on the basis of Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph, the watch brand IWC slightly reworked it. But the new male model IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic includes a mechanism made by the brand IWC caliber 89361 automatic chronographs (with flyback complication).

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic: Caliber

Both models have 2 additional dials, but the difference too. Watches Portuguese Chronograph Classic of IWC, which have a caliber of 89 361, is used to refer to the top face, as the minutes and hours (there are 2 arrows) – it can measure up to 12 hours instead of 30 minutes as the old IWC 79350. In fact, ETA Valjoux 7750 base is able to measure up to 12 hours. But IWC removed the counter, is necessary for this purpose, can he wanted to create a kind of style – who knows … in addition, watches IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic are in the direction of 3 o’clock date window in while it does not have to the old model. Also, important positive point – the caliber of 89,361 has a greater power reserve – 68 hours.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic: Style & Price

In terms of style, some arguments should not be compared with respect to each of the dials, but collectors will no doubt be glad to additional functionality of Swiss watches IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic. At the time of the production version will be available four new IWC Portuguese, made of stainless steel or 18-carat red gold with silver or dark gray dial. Each model Chronograph Classic has a black or dark brown strap Santoni alligator leather with classic clasp.

The price of men’s watches IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic steel is $ 13,000 (compared to the price of $ 7900 for the old version of the Portuguese Chronograph) and a $ 24,200 18-carat red gold (versus $ 16,400).

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