Cocktail of variationsAdditions to the IWC Portuguese Chrono-Automatic family
The Portuguese family announces a cocktail of variations: new elegant dials complement the highly distinctive range from IWC, and a new yellow gold version makes the trilogy in gold complete. The Portuguese Chrono-Automatics from IWC are watches for active people who appreciate a superb and distinctively elegant timekeeping companion. These are people who may be prepared to go without many supplementary functions, but not without the protective case which confers the accolade of suitability for everyday use on a watch.
With a hardness grade of 9, its convex sapphire glass can withstand any concrete wall, and its resistance to scratching defers only to a diamond. This guarantees a clear view of the classic dial with its Arabic numerals that are so typical of the Portuguese range, the elegant lance hands and the two vertically arranged inner dials for the small seconds at 6 o’clock and the chronograph 30-minutes counter at 12 o’clock. An indispensable feature for uncomplicated watch lovers is the water resistance to 30 m, which guarantees that there is nothing to fear even from water sport activities. While on the subject of sport: the Portuguese Chrono-Automatic opens up the exciting possibility of capturing a small piece of time itself by simply pressing a button on the chronograph, whether monitoring your personal training time or taking measurements in the heat of competition between athletes. The precision scale on the outer edge of the case permits measurements down to a quarter of a second.
The Portuguese Chrono-Automatic is an independent and autonomous power plant. At any rate for as long as its wearer is in motion. Powered by the 79240 calibre mechanical automatic movement with 28 800 beats per hour, it provides the proverbial precision in the passage of time. It reflects this with absolute reliably, and the power reserve will even survive a 44-hour interruption in movements. Although the case diameter of 41 mm makes the Portuguese Chrono- Automatic a substantial item that scarcely goes unnoticed, it remains a restrained timepiece with its seductive alike. And yet: varietas delectat – to quote from the philosopher Cicero: variety is the spice of life. True to form, IWC is about to launch an entirely new and engaging array of variants. The previous range of models, which more closely resembled a readily identifiable small family in terms of the choice of materials and dial colours, has been expanded into a strong and diverse team.