The IWC Portugieser Chronograph gets got the 30-minute chronograph counter top at 12:00 along with the constant seconds at 6:00. Thankfully, we’re spared the date window here. If you are a lover of the new IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic released a little while ago, you’ll notice that this gloomy dialed sibling does not have the unique minute and hour totalizer at 12:00. This, combined with the steel caseback is a sign that IWC has shrunk to its Valjoux 7750-derived grade 79350. This is a strange and seriously unsatisfactory choice given the superb in-house grade 89361 they’ve available.The caliber 79350, as a modified Valjoux 7750, is a capable movement and offers 42 hours of power reserve at 28,800bph, but it is more of an instrument watch movement. Why is this choice even more perplexing is that the IWC Portugieser Automatic is powered with the caliber 52010, which is an IWC in-house layout that offers 7 days of power reserve through two barrels, operating at 28,800bph. As a rule of thumb, if a new establishes a time-only along with a chronograph collectively inside the exact same line, then I anticipate the movements to be of a comparable provenance and for the chronograph to become priced higher.The good news for those who like the Portugieser appearance but have been put off by the purchase price tag for the in-house chrono motion, is that this gloomy dialed, 7750-powered sibling is almost half the price. Both these watches will be routine production and available through all retailers, boutiques, and IWC’s recently revamped e-store. The new IWC Portugieser Automatic (Ref. IW500710) and Portugieser Chronograph (Ref. IW371491) come with an alligator strap for $12,700 and $6,900, respectively.
After a one-year construction phase of meticulously executed renovations, the historic building in the heart of Munich’s city centre is now shining like new. Inside, it features a modern boutique concept spanning two floors and a total area of around 226 square metres.
Around 200 specially invited guests flocked to the renovated building at Residenzstraße 13, close to Munich’s opera house. Guests included well-known Iwc Watches Ireland Replica brand ambassadors and celebrities such as actors Elyas M’Barek, Moritz Bleibtreu and Thomas Heinze. To mark the occasion, IWC is unveiling the special-edition Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Munich” (Ref. IW371217). Limited to 250 watches, this exclusive timepiece will initially only be available for purchase at the Munich boutique.