For the eighth time, IWC Schaffhausen is supporting the good work carried out across the globe by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation with a limited-edition timepiecein characteristic Laureus blue. With the Portuguese Chronograph Classic, the Swiss manufacturer is using a classically inspired timepiece to sponsor a charitable organization that exists to give children all over the world a chance at a better future.
The Portuguese ChronographClassic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” (Ref. IW390406) in stainless steel is limited to 1,000 watchesand, with its extraordinary elegance and classically inspired design, dovetails seamlessly into the popular collection. The watch is water-resistant to 3 bar and features the robust IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre movement, which has a flyback function, an imprint at the edge of the dial with a quarter-second scale for recording cumulative times, and an analogue display for longer stop times on an inner subdial.With its characteristic appliquéd Arabic numerals, railway-track-style chapter ring and slender feuille hands, this sophisticated timepiece retains the identity and culturallegacy of the legendary original Portuguese, first manufactured in the 1930s. The traditional arched-edge front glass makes the 42-millimetre diameter appear smaller, and gives the watch a classic, balanced look. The black alligator leather strap by Italian high-end shoe manufacturerSantoni perfectly complements its stylish flair.
Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding – 68-hour power reserve when fully wound – Date display – Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds – Hour and minute counters combinedin a totalizer at 12 o’clock – Flyback function – Small hacking seconds – Back engraving depicting the winning picture in the “Time to play” drawing competition – Limited to 1,000 watches in stainless steel
IWC in-house calibre 89361
Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve 68 h
Materials stainless-steel case, blue dial with rhodium-plated hands, Santoni strap made of black alligator leather, folding clasp in stainless steel
Glass sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
Back sealed case back with special engraving
Water-resistant 3 bar
Diameter 42 mm
Case height 14.5 mm