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The Portugieser Chronograph from IWC has always been one of the contemporary classic chronographs in the eyes of watch lovers. Its tremendous popularity is attributed to the concise and elegant design, excellent quality and the reasonable pricing of the Portugieser Chronograph. Its appearance, with the distinctive traits of leaf-shaped hands, applied Arabic numerals and two sub-dials at the top and bottom, has hardly changed since its birth in 1995.
In 2018, on the brand’s 150th anniversary, the Portugieser Chronograph was also re-issued as an anniversary edition amongst a few of IWC’s other notable timepieces. The greatest, most eye-catching feature is the use of a lacquered dial (whereas regular editions use silvered dials). It was made available in blue and white and came with a stainless steel case.
Another significant change was that the watch was, for the first time, equipped with the automatic in-house Cal. 69355 by IWC. For the first time, the watch came with a see-through case back, to show off this new milestone for the brand. All editions of the Portugieser Chronograph launched before this model are driven by the ETA 7750. The Cal. 69355 is part of the 69000 caliber series that IWC created in 2014, and while many people hoped to see the Cal. 69355 equipped in regular editions ever since it was launched, it was not officially used in the Portugieser Chronograph line until the 2018 anniversary editions.
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