For a touch of swagger, IWC Schaffhausen has partnered up with the British apparel brand Orlebar Brown for a special edition of the “Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph”.
This nautical inspired line of watches is a solid choice for anyone seeking to take a plunge into positive blues. An ideal pairing set to stylishly compliment your designer swimwear.
The 44.6mm case is made of stainless-steel with a sapphire crystal exhibition case back. Within it’s packing the historic Albert Pellaton caliber, a true IWC workhorse movement, which can be viewed in all its intricacies via a transparent sapphire exhibition case back.
It comes equipped with two push-pieces that activate the chronograph functions; plus an integrated screw-in crown which is surround by crown guards. All topped by a sapphire convex crystal with anti-reflective coating on both side. Water resistance on this watch can reach up to 60 meters (196 feet).
Time is exhibited on a blue dial with stainless-steel applied Arabic numerals with a white printed rail-road motif minute index ring. Followed by a white quarter-second scale circling the flange with black printed minute index markers with Arabic numerals for every five minute increments.
There are also two sub-dials: a white sub-seconds at the 6 o’clock position that includes a date aperture within it; plus it features a flyback function sub-dial with aggregate timing of up to 12 hours at the 12 o’clock position, which has also highlighted the 60 & 12-numerals in red. It comes equipped with rhodium-plated central hands with luminescence and a long red chronograph hand.
IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph ‘Orlebar Brown’
The “IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph ‘Orlebar Brown’” (Ref#: IW390704) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 89361 with 38 jewels, 299 components, and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 68 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a blue rubber strap with a textile inlay, while secured to the wrist by a steel in buckle.
For more up to date information visit the official IWC Schaffhausen website here.