When you are one of the biggest watch retailers on the planet (and the biggest in Europe), you can utilize this influence to make your own restricted release watches. This is the thing that Bucherer has been doing now for quite a while, with the Blue Editions – you likely speculated that these watches have a particular blue dial ( see here for example ). Today, the watch retailer is introducing a unique release of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic, in red gold and, obviously, with a blue dial.
This new 88-piece restricted release of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic for Bucherer is clearly close to a visual update of a current watch, with another case material and another dial tone to be exact – which doesn’t forestall us to be satisfied by this general attractive watch. The base utilized is indistinguishable from the watch we looked into broadly here , a watch dispatched in 2013 and that has been somewhat patched up in 2017 (fundamentally with a cleaner dial). It is named “Classic” contrary to the norm (non-fabricate) yet iconic Portugieser Chronograph Automatic IW3714 – the one that is in the assortment since 1998. This is the very good quality Portugieser Chronograph, with an in-house development and more rich look.
In expansion to the other existing blue watches, the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Bucherer Blue Editions currently combine a 18k red gold case – something that as of now exits – with a blue dial – something that likewise exists in the assortment. It is the combination of these two that makes this watch exceptional to Bucherer, as the blue dial is generally saved for the steel case – under the ref. IW390303. The instance of this blue version is a similar size, meaning 42mm in breadth x 14.2mm in height.
Here, the fundamental update concerns the expansion of gold-colored hands, applied lists and numerals to the dial, to be reliable with the case material. By and large, the differentiation between the warm gold case and the virus blue dial is fulfilling. One little detail: the date circle is coordinating the dial and isn’t painted in white. It is paired with an earthy colored Santoni croc strap.
Under the hood is the in-house programmed chronograph calibre 89361. This development is the refined chronograph development offered by IWC and it features all the advanced treats, which means: a segment wheel, a vertical grip, a flyback work, an incorporated engineering, a 4Hz recurrence and a comfortable force hold of 68 hours. It is noticeable through the situation back and comes with a pleasant (yet machine-executed) enhancement. The presentation is explicit to IWC, with the hours and minutes of the chronograph showed in one interesting sub-dial at 12 o’clock (in a co-pivotal way).
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Bucherer Blue Editions will be accessible just from Bucherer stores, in a 88-piece restricted run and evaluated at CHF 21,500 or EUR 21,900. More subtleties on IWC Portugieser at Bucherer .