Iwc Launches New Portuguese Maritime Elite Chronograph Watch

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Portuguese series, IWC has launched a new annual calendar, perpetual calendar and maritime elite chronograph watches, which will appear collectively at the new Geneva Haute Horlogerie exhibition in a few days. Two weeks ago, the official website of IWC published a detailed introduction of the calendar watch. Today we bring you the new Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph.
   From a design point of view, the most important and most significant change of the new Portuguese Marine Elite Chronograph is its size: the case diameter has been reduced from 45.4 mm to 43.5 mm. Earlier many watch fans expressed their desire to reduce the size of this sports watch. IWC complied with the public opinion and launched a new timepiece suitable for slim wrists. The strap is made of rubber, which not only is strong and comfortable to wear, but also shows its slim shape and vivid sports style again.
   The watch is equipped with IWC-manufactured 89361 chronograph movement, which is robust and equipped with a flyback chronograph function. The waterproof performance of up to 60 meters also makes it an ideal companion for marine navigation. The conspicuous small red seconds hand and peripheral edge on the dial are accurate to a quarter-second detailed scale, which can accurately measure the short pause time. The hour and minute hands and the hour-marker scale are fluorescently treated, which is also a perfect example of sports performance. The screw-down crown, crown shoulders and chronograph buttons are reminiscent of the bollards on the sail deck, highlighting this watch’s special status in the IWC brand. Despite the unusually important position, this new watch is still authentic and traditional Portuguese style. The clearly structured dial, the track-type minute ring, the smooth and simple Arabic hour markers, and the leaf-shaped hands are all iconic elements of the classic Portuguese series of 1939.
   This watch is available in three styles. 18K red gold (Ref. IW390501) with silver-plated dial; stainless steel chronograph (Ref. IW390502) also with silver-plated dial; and the third stainless steel (Ref. IW390503) dial is anthracite and sun-finished. A touch of color above the peripheral edge makes it unique, and the design is moderately modified to give this chronograph a more coordinated and luxurious aesthetic.
technical details
Official number: IW390503
Movement: mechanical movement with manual winding, 68 hours power reserve, 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz)
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date display, flyback timing
Case: stainless steel, diameter 43.50 mm, thickness 14.50 mm, sapphire glass case back, water-resistant to 60 meters
Dial: Anthracite
Strap: rubber strap with folding clasp