Watches Review : IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic watches
IWC is known as one of the horological power homes in the business. Their Swiss made mechanical watches are a favorite to many. Let us take a good look at this show in our complete and comprehensive review.
Just once you believe that IWC has finally outdone themselves, they pull out another ace and pair their Portuguese Chronograph Classic watches with a few top-of-the-line alligator leather straps from the legendary Italian leather-goods producer, Santoni. The high-end alligator leather strap has the Santoni logo stamped on the orange calfskin opposite side of this monostich strap. The straps are attached to a faceted polished and brushed pin buckle on the increased gold / crimson gold models and a deployant buckle on the steel versions.
Enough about what is happening on the outside of the watch. The actual power of the watch emanates from inside the IWC caliber 89361 in-house movement; a 38-jewel self-winding mechanical.
This automatic winding, bi-directional movement features IWC’s famous Pellaton winding system that uses gravity and inertia to make the most of motion’s self-winding potential by allowing the rotor to complete the watch if turning in both directions with even the smallest motion. The hyper-efficient grade 89361 IWC movement uses a 4 pawl platform instead of a two pawl system like any other 50,000 string calibers. The dual barrel design allows the power
Reserve to continue up to an astonishing 68 hours.
Special mechanical attributes include a sharp column-wheel for actuation and vertical clutch coupling which allows you to operate your chronograph always for centre seconds and not experience any added wear and tear on the chronograph drive train. The Portuguese Chronograph Classic has a unique curvature about the sapphire crystal which gives it the appearance of an old-fashioned acrylic crystal.