IWC Portuguese Chronograph (3714xx series)

Specifications:

Case material: Stainless Steel or 18-carat red gold
Case dimensions: 40.9 mm x 12.3mm
Lug-to-lug width: -unknown-
Dial colour: Silver-plated, black, or Ardoise
Calibre: 79350 (Modified Valjoux 7750)
Movement type: Self-winding, Mechanical chronograph movement
Power reserve: 44 hours
Jewels: 31
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Display back: No
Water resistance: 3 Bar
Accessories: Alligator leather strap

Production dates: – Present

Field notes: Small hacking second hand. Large sweeping second hand is for chronograph.

Description: The tradition behind the Portuguese family of watches stretches all the way back to the precision nautical instruments used by seafarers to discover the world. A traditional line like this needs a chronograph with a scale calibrated to an accuracy of a quarter of a second. The elegant design and moderate height of the case have made the Portuguese Chronograph one of the most sought-after Portuguese models of them all. Everything is integrated harmoniously on the clearly organized dial: the recessed totalizers, the embossed Arabic numerals and the perfectly proportioned feuille hands for hours and minutes. The chronographs in cases with the warm appeal of 18-carat red gold exude a distinctive luxury. The slate-coloured dial with its shimmering sun-pattern finish is in discreet contrast to the deep black counters, whilst the blued hands for times recorded by the stopwatch provide a colourful highlight to the silver-plated dial.