The New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Ref. 3716 With In-House Movement (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models. With its compact diameter of 41 millimetres, it fits almost any wrist. However, the thin bezel gives one the impression of wearing a significantly larger watch.
The clear, functional dial boasts applied Arabic numerals and slender Feuille hands. Printed with a quarter-second scale, the characteristic réhaut not only allows precise reading of the stop time but also reminds us of the Portugieser’s origins as a nautical precision instrument for the wrist.
This model features a stainless steel case, a silver-plated dial, as well as blue hands and appliqués; it is fitted with a black alligator leather strap. Inside the sporty-elegant chronograph, the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre is at work. The robust and precise chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design is visible through a sapphire-glass case back.
Calibre Family 69000
Movements from the 69000-calibre family are used in all IWC watches that require a precise, robust and high-performance chronograph movement. The chronograph is a classic column-wheel design and takes the energy it needs from a bidirectional pawl-winding system similar to the Pellaton mechanism.
The dial contains three subdials: one for the hour counter at “9 o’clock”, one for the minute counter at “12 o’clock” and one for the small seconds at “6 o’clock”. Movements in this calibre family have a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 beats per hour) and a power reserve of 46 hours.
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Ref. 3716
Stainless steel case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 41.0 mm. Made in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
· Stainless steel case
· Diameter 41.0 mm
· Height 13.0 mm
· See-through sapphire glass back
· Water resistance 3 bar
· 69355 Calibre
· IWC-manufactured movement
· Automatic, self-winding
· 46 hours Power Reserve
· Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)
· 194 Components
· 27 Jewels
· Côtes de Genève, perlage
· Chronograph function with minutes and seconds
· Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
· Small hacking seconds
Dial: Silver-plated dial with luminescence
· Blue alligator leather strap
· Strap width 20 mm
The price for the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Ref. 3716 is CHF 8,200 for the stainless steel version and CHF 17,900 for the 18ct 5N gold version.
For more information please visit IWC Schaffhausen Online.