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IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chronograph IW371446 Watch Review

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IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chronograph IW371446 Watch Review
Description
There are some luxury timepieces that know no bounds when it comes to making an impact. IWC Schaffhausen’s Portuguese Chronograph, in particular, is as popular today as it was when it was first released almost thirty years ago. Its classic design and overall functions continue to draw in critics and collectors, and with the very contemporary-looking IW371446 model, the watch is sure to be in demand for many years to come.
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Ironically, timelessness is common in the luxury watchmaking business. For an industry whose main goal is to create the most exquisite miniature machines to tell the time, a lot of them are time-honored themselves. Certain models are still favored universally, even by one generation to the next. Their effortless style, innovative functions, and overall glamorous appeal keep them present in any era of the business. One such timepiece is IWC Schaffhausen’s Portuguese Chronograph model, which is now presented as the IW371446 watch.

Release Date and Price

Release date: January 2015
Price when reviewed: $6,900

Similarly to other upscale watch manufacturers, IWC Schaffhausen shows off their heritage as much as they can to newer generations of consumer audiences. Their latest offerings per year contain some of their most classic pieces, reinvented to cater to contemporary tastes. During SIHH 2015, the Swiss luxury label released their famous Portuguese Chronograph from the 1990’s as the new model Ref. IW371446. The item is still available for public purchase to this day, selling at $7,300 a piece.

Specifications:

  • Diameter: 40.9mm
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Water Resistant: 100 meters
  • Power Reserve: 44 hours
  • Frequency: 4Hz
  • Strap: Blue alligator leather
  • Buckle: Pin buckle

Pros

What’s striking about this particular iteration of the Portuguese Chronograph is its contemporary colorway of navy blue, white, and silver. Although it’s a reimagined piece that originated in the 1990’s, the watch itself looks as if it was made in the distant future. Be that as it may, the timepiece also exemplifies the classic design of the Portuguese Chronograph—the stark numerals, sleek hands, and the exemplary stainless steel finish. Elegant yet for every day, this is also a versatile watch fit for the modern man and woman’s on-the-go lifestyle.

Cons

For many customers, especially among the today’s image-crazy, social media-frenzied generation, classic design can oftentimes translate to boring and plain. The Portuguese Chronograph IW371446 is highly likely to receive such criticism. Despite its exciting colorway and polished finish, there aren’t any new design details nor innovative functions that can incite excitement from such a modern generation.

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Image Credits: IWC Schaffhausen, Montrez, Dynaform at Dyna Financial, Chrono24, Lionseek (article images).

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