Tuesday, December 6, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Boutique Editions - Milan, Paris and Munich

IWC Schaffhausen is launching three special limited-edition Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante watches which are dedicated to the cities of Milan, Paris and Munich. By doing so, the Swiss watchmaking company is continuing a success story that began in1995 with the first Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante. The timepieces are distinguished by a third push-button for starting and stopping the split-seconds hand. Beyond the capabilities of a pure chronograph, this also enables a second short period of time to be measured with down-to-the-second accuracy.

IWC Schaffhausen introduced the first Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante (Ref. 3712) in 1995. The combination of the sporty double chronograph complication for simultaneously measuring two short periods of time and the elegant design of the Portugieser was a pioneering achievement.
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante (Ref. 3712)
The model was last launched in 2006. In honour of IWC boutiques in three European cities, the Swiss watchmaking company is now presenting three special limited-edition versions of this classic.
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition“Boutique Milano” (Ref. IW371215)
The Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition“Boutique Milano” (Ref. IW371215), with a red gold case and blue dial, is limited to 100 pieces. Featuring a telemeter scale on the flange and a tachymeter scale on the inner circle of the dial, the elegant sports watch is secured to the wrist by a hand-finished black alligator leather strap.
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” (Ref. IW371216)
250 watches are being launched in the Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” (Ref. IW371216), with a stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial and black alligator leather strap, and in the Edition “Boutique Munich” (Ref. IW371217), with a stainless-steel case, blue dial and blue alligator leather strap. The display on these models is based on the original design of the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante from1995.
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Munich” (Ref. IW371217)
The engravings on the caseback show icons or landmarks from the respective cities. All three timepieces are driven by a hand-wound 76240-calibremovement with a power reserve of 44 hours.
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Munich” (Ref. IW371217)
In addition to the capabilities of a pure chronograph, the double chronograph also features a split-seconds mechanism. On starting the chronograph, two centrally rotating stopwatch hands – mounted one above the other – are set in motion. An additional push-button at “10 o’clock” is used to stop the upper hand, while the lower hand continues to move until the regular stop button at “2 o’ clock” is pushed. This enables two short periods of time to be measured simultaneously. When the rattrapante pushbutton is activated a second time, the split-seconds hand is brought into renewed synchrony with the chronograph hand – irrespective of whether this has been stopped or is still moving.
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition“Boutique Milano” (Ref. IW371215)
The Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano”is now available in the IWC boutique Milan. The Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” will be available from December 2016 in the IWC boutique Rue de la Paix in Paris, and the Edition “Boutique Munich” is expected to be available from spring 2017 in the IWC boutique Munich.
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” (Ref. IW371216)
Watch enthusiasts can already register their interest in purchasing the watch via the IWC Concierge Service (concierge.europe@iwc.com).

Technical details
Functions
Mechanical chronograph movement
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds
Split-seconds hand for intermediate timing

Movement
Calibre 76240
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 31
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: Hand-wound

Models
Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano” Ref. IW371215
Limited to 100 watches
Red gold case, blue dial, black alligator leather strap, red gold pin buckle
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 40.9 mm
Height: 12.3 mm

Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Rue De La Paix” Ref. IW371216
Limited to 250 watches
Stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial, black alligator leather strap, stainless-steel folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 40.9 mm
Height: 12.3 mm

Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition“Boutique Munich” Ref. IW371217
Limited to 250 watches


Stainless-steel case, blue dial, blue alligator leather strap, stainless-steel folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 40.9 mm
Height: 12.3 mm

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