Watches of Switzerland’s combined team of 63 highly-trained, helpful and friendly staff has a total sum of over 300 years of experience in the industry and speak many different languages – including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese.
With Boutiques in Canberra, Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, Perth and Sydney, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s largest authorised Swiss watch retailer.
Watches of Switzerland is an Australian, family-owned and operated company, founded by Eric van der Griend in 1997.
Today, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s leading official luxury watch retailer with 14 of the world’s best brands and 6 Boutiques in Australia.
Shop CF30 Canberra Centre
Canberra 2601, ACT
Phone: 1300 808 135 or 61 2 6248 8842
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday closed.
L09, Luxury Precinct, T2 International Terminal
Melbourne Airport 3045, Victoria
Tel: 03 9338 0882
COVID-19 Update: Temporarily Closed.
Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Serbian assistance available.
294 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: 03 9671 3388 or 1300 808 135
Mon – Sat: 11am to 4pm, Sunday closed.
199 George Street, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: 02 9251 0088 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 11am – 4pm
Shop 1, 14 Martin Place, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: 02 9223 0088
Monday – Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.
The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models.
IW371604 – Silver Plated Dial with Gold Indices
IW371605 – Silver Plated Dial with Blue Indices
IW371606 – Blue Dial with Silver Indices
IW371609 – Black Dial with Silver Indices
|Brand :||IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN|
|Material :||Stainless Steel|
|Movement :||Automatic Chronograph|
|Calibre :||69355 Calibre, IWC-manufactured movement, Automatic, self-winding, 46 hours Power Reserve, Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz), 194 Components, 27 Jewels, Côtes de Genève, perlage|
|Functions :||Chronograph function with minutes and seconds, Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides, Small hacking seconds|
|Water Resistance :||3 Bar|
|Bracelet Strap :||Black alligator leather strap, Strap width 20 mm|
|Power Reserve :||46 hours|
PORTUGIESER CHRONOGRAPH (STEEL)
1300 808 135
The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models. With its compact diameter of 41 millimetres, it fits almost any wrist. However, the thin bezel gives one the impression of wearing a significantly larger watch. The clear, functional dial boasts applied Arabic numerals and slender Feuille hands. Printed with a quarter-second scale, the characteristic réhaut not only allows precise reading of the stop time but also reminds us of the Portugieser’s origins as a nautical precision instrument for the wrist. This model features an 18 carat 5N gold case, a silver-plated dial, as well as golden hands and appliqués; it is fitted with a brown alligator leather strap. Inside the sporty-elegant chronograph, the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre is at work. The robust and precise chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design is visible through a sapphire-glass case back.
Movements from the 69000-calibre family are used in all IWC watches that require a precise, robust and high-performance chronograph movement. The chronograph is a classic column-wheel design and takes the energy it needs from a bidirectional pawl-winding system similar to the Pellaton mechanism. The dial contains three subdials: one for the hour counter at “9 o’clock”, one for the minute counter at “12 o’clock” and one for the small seconds at “6 o’clock”. Movements in this calibre family have a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 beats per hour) and a power reserve of 46 hours.