IWC celebrated the launch of their new special edition, the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”, limited to 1,000 watches. The watch is dedicated to the continuation of IWC’s partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race as Official Timekeeper and sponsor of the IWC 24 hour Speed Record Challenge.
IWC Schaffhausen will be at the heart of the world’s toughest around-the-world race for the second time as Official Timekeeper and as official sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, which took part in the last race as the first Arab challenger in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. From the start in Alicante in October 2014 to the final destination in Gothenburg in June 2015, seven teams will be battling for victory under the most extreme conditions.
A watch to celebrate the circumnavigation of the globe.
The new IWC PortugueseYacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” is a distinctly masculine sports watch. The case with a diameter of 45.4 millimetres, provides ample room for the IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre movement, featuring a flyback function and aggregate timing of up to 12 hours, shown by an analogue display with two hands in a subdial. It is water-resistant to 6 bar and is the only Portuguese model with crown protection as well as luminescent hands and indices. Equipped with these technical features, the watch is a reliable partner in any situation. In an allusion to extreme sailing, the 360-degree rotor is modelled on a ship’s wheel. The timepiece is supplied with a black rubber strap featuring an alligator leather inlay.
Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding – IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre (89000-calibrefamily) – IWC’s double-pawl winding – Flyback function – Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds – Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock – Date display – Small hacking seconds – Crown protection – Sapphire-glass back – 360-degree rotor in the shape of a ship’s wheel – Limited to 1,000 watches – Case-back ring, engraved with “IWC PORTUGIESER YACHT CLUB OCEAN RACER • ONE OUT OF 1000”
IWC-manufactured calibre 89361 Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz Jewels 38 Power reserve 68 h Winding automatic
stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, blued numerals, hands and indices coated with Super-LumiNova®*, black rubber strap with alligator leather inlay, folding clasp in stainless steel Glass sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides Crown screw-in Water-resistant 6 bar Diameter 45.4 mm Case height 14.5 mm
Source WatchInsight and IWC.