IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph "Ocean Racer" |


Published on January 5th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”


The Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante, Spain in October with its final destination in Gothenberg in June 2015. IWC Schaffhausen returns as the Volvo Ocean Race’s official timekeeper for the second time. The Swiss watch manufacturer is celebrating the event with a special edition timepiece: the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”. The watch is limited to just 1000 pieces.


Befitting the unique sporting challenge, the new Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” (Ref. IW390216) from IWC is a distinctly masculine sports watch. The large size of the case, with a diameter of 45.4 millimetres, provides ample room for the IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre movement. Moreover, the eye-catching timepiece has one of the most modern and robust chronograph movements available. The watch features 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.

HANDOUT - IWC Schaffhausen is Official Timekepper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and sponsor of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing for the second consecutive time. The team, skippered by Ian Walker, is competing against six other teams in the quest for victory. (IWC/photopress)

With its beautifully laid-out silver-plated dial and blued hands and indices, the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” is indeed a very desirable chronograph.

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