THE PORTUGIESER YACHT CLUB CHRONOGRAPH STORY
The Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph is the sportiest timepiece in a watch family steeped in tradition.
Powered by the rugged IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre movement and water-resistant to 6 bar, the chronograph reveals its sporting qualities with a flyback function, an additional flange with a quarter-second scale for measuring short stop times and an analogue display for longer stop times on a subdial.
The 43.5-millimetre watch has crown protection and is the only Portugieser model to feature luminescent hands and indices. The stainless-steel version features a slate-coloured dial that has been decorated with a sun-pattern finish and has a uniform colour throughout thanks to the flange (a slightly higher rim).
Thanks to discreet modifications to the design, the chronograph now looks more luxurious and more balanced. Pleasant to wear and exceptionally rugged, the rubber strap perfectly complements the character of this stainless-steel watch: it is slim and sporty.
CALIBRE FAMILY 89000
The 89360 calibre, introduced in 2007, was the first manufacture chronograph movement to be completely developed in Schaffhausen. In this movement, the hours and minutes are combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock. This makes it just as easy to read a stop time of 8 hours and 54 minutes as it is to check the current time.
The 89365 version features the stop minutes and seconds function as well as a flyback function. Further developments to the 89800 calibre eventually involved incorporating the big digital date and month display as used, for example, in the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month. Other complications can also be found in the 89630 calibre with perpetual calendar and the 89900 with tourbillon. This can be adjusted to the second thanks to a stop mechanism.