IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Now With In-House Movement (Ref. IW3716)

For numerous fanatics of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph, the present news is huge information: in addition to the fact that this is notorious chronograph now outfitted with an in-house type, you can finally see the development through the straightforward caseback. To be exact, this isn’t the first run through this production development has showed up inside a Portugieser Chronograph. In 2018, type 69335 was utilized on board the uncommon 150th-commemoration releases and uncovered through a sapphire caseback. Nonetheless, it was a restricted release and not intended for sequential creation. The other uplifting news is that the plan of the watch has not changed a bit. It is the equivalent, all around adored Portugieser Chronograph, just presently known as ref. IW3716. Six references join the amazing family in stainless steel and rose gold cases with a decision of dial tones – which are equivalent to before!

Short history of the Portugieser

As a large number of you know, the Portugieser is probably the most established assortment at IWC. This specific watch was made at the command of two Portuguese businessmen who needed the accuracy of a marine chronometer in a wristwatch design. Also, in 1939, the 43mm Portugieser wristwatch (ref.325) was conceived, its enormous measurements for the day attesting to the way that it was outfitted with a hand-wound pocket watch development, type 74. Its spotless, straightforward, clear plan has withstood the trial of time and is the striking element of this family today. Following a time of meager stock, the IWC Portugieser made a fantastic return in 1995 with the Rattrapante model ref. 3712 followed three years after the fact, in 1988, by an easier model without the rattrapante work and a programmed development known as ref. 3714. Try not to miss Brice’ broad review of the transformation of this symbol here .

What hasn’t changed with the 2020 Portugieser Chronograph IW3716

Externally, no components of the plan have not been addressed this new IW3716. The 41mm case with a tallness of 13.1mm, in steel or rose gold is by all accounts marginally bigger than the exemplary 3714 (40.9mm x 12.6mm) however shows indistinguishable cylinder pushers and the for all intents and purposes non-existent bezel alongside similar cleaned and brushed surfaces. The dial likewise regards the Spartan evenness of the IW3714 with its two vertical and recessed sub-counters, Arabic numerals, leaf-formed hands, thin focal chronograph hand, seconds track printed on the inner spine and nonattendance of date window.

In-house engine, Caliber 69335

Hidden since its introduction in 1998 under a shut caseback, the moderately basic development powering the 3714 depended on Valjoux 7750 design and generally adjusted by IWC. Today, the development has been traded for type 69335, an in-house programmed development dependent on IWC’s 69000 type, the development is utilized in all IWC watches that require an exact, strong and superior chronograph development (Ingenieur Chronograph, Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire).

A exemplary section wheel plan, the energy is obtained from a bidirectional pawl-winding framework like the Pellaton component. Beating at a recurrence of 28,800vph/4Hz, the development has a force hold of 46 hours. Neither the 2018 Portugieser “150 Years” nor the new line-up of references IW3716 profits themselves of great importance aggregator or the date window. For an insider’s perspective on the 69000 development family, you can peruse our article with ex-IWC CEO Georges Kern, plan chief Christian Knoop and specialized chief Stephan Ihnen .

Underneath the sapphire gem, you can see the industrial-finished development with its huge openworked rotor, Côtes de Genève beautification on the scaffolds and round graining on the base plate. The 30m water-opposition of the watch is equivalent to the previous 3714 references.

Variations and price

As referenced, the 6 models of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph IW3716 are non-restricted and come in a decision of stainless steel or rose gold cases with silver, blue and dark dials choices for steel and record hued and silver-plated dials for gold. Different curiosities include another butterfly folding catch for the steel models. All the steel models retail for EUR 7,850 (compared to EUR 7,600 for the past model), the 18k 5N rose gold for EUR 17,600.

More information at iwc.com .