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Not too long ago IWC announced the new Portuguese Chronograph Classic, an in-house flyback chronograph to augment the reference 3741 chronograph that so many people love. Although this year is the year of the Ingenieur family, the Portuguese Chronograph Classic is definitely worth a closer look.
The biggest development in the Portuguese Chronograph Classic is the use of the in-house caliber 89361, which has a number of awesome features. First off is the flyback mechanism, which, combined with the hacking sub-seconds register at 6 o’clock, speaks to the navigational history of the Portuguese family.
Looking at the dial you’re probably wondering where all the sub-registers are for the chronograph, and the answer is that both minutes and hours (up to 12) are nested at 12 o’clock. The caliber 89361 displays elapsed time this way to make reading the chronograph time just as intuitive as reading out the time of day. No fussing with multiple subdials here.
The 89361 is automatically winding and has a 68-hour power reserve, plus there is a date window at 3 o’clock on the Portuguese Chronograph Classic for good measure. You can see this amazing in-house movement through the expansive sapphire caseback.
The Portuguese Chronograph Classic comes in a variety of configurations. You choose from either an 18k red gold or stainless steel case and a silver-plated or slate-colored dial, offering four very different looks.
-HODINKEE for IWC Schaffhausen