SIHH: IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

IWC brings the Yacht Club back in the iconic Portuguese case as the 45.4mm Yacht Club Chronograph, the first sporty model in the Portuguese family. The movement is IWC’s manufacture caliber 89360. Its chronograph permits the recording of aggregate times of up to twelve hours on the common counter for the minutes and hours and can be reset to zero via the flyback function at any time while running, so that it is instantly ready to start measuring a new time.

Built for sea duty, a screw-in crown and crown protection help protect against the elements, and the case offers 6 bar water resistance. Consistent with the sporty theme, this watch has luminescent indices and hands – a first in the Portuguese family.

The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph is available in three variants:

– steel with a silver-plated dial, rhodium-plated luminescent hands and appliqués.

– steel with a black dial, silver-plated flange and rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, also luminescent.

– 18 carat red gold with a slate-colored dial with a sun pattern ground finish, subtly contrasted by the black small seconds display circle and the black ring for the aggregate minutes of the chronograph. This model is distinguished additionally by gold-plated hands and solid red gold appliqués.

All three variants are worn on a black rubber strap with a folding clasp. The sapphire-glass back offers a clear view of the IWC-manufactured movement with double-pawl winding.

The Yacht Club Chronograph is priced at $12,600 in steel and $23,100 in red gold. Look for it at IWC boutiques in June, with a broader launch in September.

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IWC Yacht Club Chronograph
IWC Yacht Club Chronograph

Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

Chronograph with IWC-manufactured automatic movement and IWC’s double-pawl winding, flyback function, stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds, hour and minute counters combined in a single subdial at 12 o’clock, date display, small hacking seconds, crown protection

Movement: Calibre 89360

– Beats: 28,800/h
– Jewels: 40
– Power reserve: 68 h
– Winding: automatic

Glass: sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides

Back: see-through sapphire-glass back

Crown: screw-in

Water-resistant to 6 bar

Diameter 45.4mm

Height 14.5mm

Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

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