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Gentleman Sailor: Testing the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

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IWC launched the Portugieser Yacht Club in 2010 into the sporty yet elegant world of sailing. For 2020, the nautical chronograph model has a classic look and a steel bracelet upgrade. We give it a thorough review in this feature from the WatchTime archives.

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The new IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph is a watch you can wear with confidence anywhere at the marina. A first glance shows that the third generation of the sportiest Portugieser model, our test watch, is designed to be both a nautical timepiece and a luxury accessory. The first impression is confirmed upon closer inspection of its polished and satin-finish case, sunburst blue dial and brightly polished hands. Every component is flawlessly finished and worthy to be part of the supremely elegant Portugieser collection.

For the first time in its 10-plus-year history, this Portugieser Yacht Club boasts a steel bracelet rather than a rubber or leather strap — a sturdy but elegant IWC steel bracelet with brushed outer links and polished inner links. Shortening the bracelet involves simply pressing a button on the back of each row of sturdy links to remove it. Unlike simpler bracelet designs, using screws or hammering is not needed.

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Inside the safety folding clasp, there is also a quick extension piece that quickly and easily lengthens the bracelet by up to 7 mm. Pressing the polished “IWC” button on the outer bar of the clasp extends the bracelet in seven increments — without ever removing the watch from your wrist. Two safety buttons round out the sturdy and well-designed folding clasp.

Detailed Modifications In addition to the bracelet, the dial has also been updated. The central chronograph hand is now steel-gray instead of red, and the date window has been shifted from the 3 o’clock position to the small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. Both changes enhance the elegance of the Yacht Club and were well received by our editorial staff.

The elegant impression is diminished, however, by the enlargement of the already considerable stainless-steel case from 43.5 mm to 44.6 mm. Our editorial staff admitted that no one among them had a wrist to match its substantial dimensions.

Even so, the large, heavy watch is quite comfortable to wear thanks to ergonomically shaped sloping lugs and a supple steel bracelet. Unfortunately, the flexibility and adjustability of the IWC’s bracelet results in relatively large gaps between the links, which can catch and pull hair.

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Proven Technology Components taken from earlier generations of the Yacht Club include the sturdy and powerful in-house movement, Caliber 89361, with many excellent features like a 68-hour power reserve; a traditional column-wheel control mechanism; the brand’s own exceptionally efficient Pellaton dual-pawl winding system; a free-sprung, temperature-resistant Glucydur balance wheel; and a flyback function for the direct restarting of the running chronograph. It can also show off beautiful decorative finishes, gold-enhanced engraving and a gold IWC medallion on the skeletonized oscillating rotor. Another feature of the in-house movement is the combined 12-hour and 60-minute counter in the upper half of the dial, which is intended to show elapsed time intuitively, as on a clock. The combined counter is too small for everyday use, however, and its markings are too fine to read elapsed time to the minute quickly and easily. The chronograph seconds track around the dial is also extremely fine, and the central chronograph seconds hand is insufficiently long to fully reach it. In sum, it’s a mixed bag, with clearly legible time and date, and elapsed time that is much more difficult to read.

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Accurate Rate Our rate test revealed more about the Swiss movement. The electronic timing machine showed a negligibly small daily rate of +0.8 seconds, a maximum deviation between the positions of only 4 seconds and almost the same values when the chronograph is engaged. A two-week wearing test confirmed the small daily deviation with values between zero and +2 seconds — making our test watch a reliable partner for everyday use.

In addition to the movement, another feature of the Yacht Club that hasn’t changed arouses mixed feelings — the pressure resistance of six bar that corresponds to water pressure at a depth of 60 meters. Although this may sound like a lot at first, the water resistance as it is tested under laboratory conditions is rather low for a nautical luxury sports watch linked to the world of sailing. Coming in contact with spray or waves means a watch should be resistant to at least 10 bar or 100 meters to ensure a certain degree of security in a variety of different environments. And even though this still isn’t a lot, it is the current standard for any water sports watch not explicitly designed for diving.

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Advice for boat owners is simply this: it’s better to wear this watch in the evening, below deck, or to dinner at the marina, and either take it easy onboard during the day or rely on a sports watch that is clearly defined as such. The new Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph is well equipped for normal everyday wear and light sports activities — and is the perfect gentleman sailor for social events on or below deck.

SPECS: Manufacturer: IWC Schaffhausen, Baumgartenstrasse 15, 8201 Schaffhausen, Switzerland Reference number: IW390701 Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback chronograph with combined 60-minute and 12-hour counter, date Movement: In-house Caliber 89361, automatic, 28,800 vph, 38 jewels, hack mechanism, quick date adjustment, Incabloc shock absorber, column wheel, fine regulator with screw weights, Glucydur balance, 68-hour power reserve, diameter = 30 mm, height = 7.5 mm Case: Stainless steel, domed sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides, screw-down crown, threaded caseback with sapphire crystal viewing window, water resistant to 60 m Bracelet and cla­­sp: Stainless-steel bracelet with safety folding clasp and quick extension Rate results (deviation in seconds per 24 hours, with chronograph switched off/on): Dial up 0 / +1 Dial down +3 / +2 Crown up -1 / -2 Crown down +2 / +2 Crown left +2 / +3 Crown right -1 / -3 Greatest deviation 4 / 6 Average deviation +0.8 / +0.5 Average amplitude: Flat positions 287° / 273° Hanging positions 257° / 236° Dimensions: Diameter = 44.6 mm, height = 14.3 mm, weight = 170 grams Variations: With silver dial (Ref. IW390702, $13,100); with stainless-steel and rose-gold case and bracelet (Ref. IW390703, $19,900) Price: $13,100

SCORES: Strap and clasp (max. 10 points): Very attractive, highly functional stainless-steel bracelet with safety folding clasp and quick extension. Large gaps between links. 9 ­­­ Operation (5): Generously sized, smoothly operating pushers are easier to use than the screw-down crown. The large crown is easy to turn but needs some force to pull out. The chronograph has a flyback function for direct restart of an ongoing timing sequence. 4 Case (10): The case is beautifully finished but is rather simple and water resistant to only 60 meters. 8 Design (15): Attractive combination of sportiness and elegance. The superior quality of every component is easily apparent. 14 Legibility (5): The time and date are both easy to read, but elapsed time presents more difficulty. Bright luminous material. 4 Wearing comfort (10): The heavy watch lies comfortably on the wrist, but the metal bracelet catches fine wrist hair. 7 Movement (20): The in-house caliber stands out with its column wheel, Glucydur balance, fine regulation, extended power reserve, efficient dual-pawl winding mechanism and attractive decorations. 17 Rate results (10): The watch can boast absolute reliability with an average daily gain of 0.8 seconds and a maximum deviation between the positions of 4 seconds. Individual values are similar even when the chronograph is engaged. 9 Overall value (15): IWC has created a luxury chronograph at a high price, but it has a lot to offer. 11 Total: 83 POINTS

Beautiful execution of details. Good to see that IWC decided to upgrade the Portugieser from quasigirly watch to man-sized. It’s hardly an Arni watch though.

I would buy this watch in a second (no pun intended) except for the high price. As for the increased diameter, I have a large wrist and do not buy watches less than 43 mm. Smaller diameters look terrible on me. If you need a large diameter watch reviewer, let me know. Thanks.

Two big problems for me. The size (too big), very few people have wrist size like Arni, water tightness 60m is a joke.

I really like this IWC watch, however, it’s shallow water resistance at the price, is a non-starter. IWC is certainly capable of increasing the water resistance range.

I always enjoy my Watchtime magazine when it arrives, and the email updates. Regarding IWC’s new Yacht Club, I think it is a beautiful watch. I have a large wrist, so, I will not wear a watch under 43mm. Smaller watches look too small. I do have trouble with the 60 meter water resistance, but find myself looking at this watch over and over in your magazine. That is when I know I want it. Hope to order one in the near future.

I’m veary interested in watches and would love to know more about them. I would like to see , the new modells.

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Watch Collector’s Notebook — IWC’s original Yacht Club, an avant garde answer to the Datejust

One of my favorite vintage brands and one which I also feel is consistently undervalued is the International Watch Company of Schaffhausen, better known as simply IWC. Back in the day, every IWC watch had an in-house movement and their manual wind and automatic calibers were some of the best, most reliable and accurate machines on the market. With their bespoke Pelleton winding system , which was developed by  the marque’s famed technical director  Albert Pelleton in the early 1950s, IWC offered a solid alternative, if not also an implicit challenge, to Rolex’s longtime dominance of full rotor automatic  technology . IWC continued to develop their 85x auto calibers for nearly two decades until they reached what many experts consider the pinnacle with their legendary 8541B movement. And it is the 8541B that you find in IWC’s other implicit challenge to Rolex, the beautifully designed Yacht Club model.

Debuting right at the dawn of the funky 1970s when the Swiss watch industry would go somewhat design mad chasing rapidly changing tastes and fashions, the Yacht Club manages to be at once cutting edge and traditional. Making full use of the sweeping lines of the “C”-shape case, variations of which are also found in contemporaneous Omega Constellations and Heuer’s automatic Carrera, the Yacht Club’s heavy steel case is a perfectly proportioned 36mm X 44mm. That’s much bigger than the rather medium-sized C-shape Connie and obviously not as big as Heuer’s macho racing chronograph, so where it ends up is exactly in the same size bracket as Rolex’s evergreen, the Datejust. And that’s really the best analog and probably the exact watch IWC were gunning for. For if the Datejust was the icon of a never-changing design standard, the Yacht Club aimed to offer the same sort of elegance but with a bit of an avant garde twist for the modern man.

Hence the lugs sweep inward toward the bracelet rather than projecting out in a relatively straight line like the DJ, giving the dial extra prominence and pop. And what beautiful dials the Yacht Clubs had, from the classic beauty of starburst silver to moody, manly gray to my personal favorite, an astonishing blue that changes in hue ever so subtly depending on the angle at which its viewed. Note also the classy way the date discs are not one-size-fits-all for the colored dials but rather reverse printed with white numerals on the matching color background of the dial. Nice touch! The hands are luminous with black inlay and very easy to read and there is something that really appeals about the applied IWC logo of this period. I like it better than the earlier printed full script “International Watch Co.” alone and much more than the later boring printed block lettering, which still adorns their dials today.

The Yacht Club was also a departure for IWC in that prior to its introduction they produced only a few special models with a screw back case design, such as the anti-magnetic Ingenieur and the diver-centric Aquatimer. Clearly with its evocative, upscale name IWC felt it only right to give the Yacht Club the capabilities for excellent water resistance that a screwed back would provide. And if it doesn’t have the screw down Oyster-style crown of the Rolex Datejust, it nonetheless has a very water resistant and somewhat oversized push-in “Fish” crown. In fact, the original depth rating of the steel Yacht Club was 10 atm or 100 meters, certainly up to the capabilities of some sailing and rum & tonics by the pier afterwards . The inner case also incorporated a unique design to cushion the movement within for extra shock absorption above and beyond the standard Incabloc protection.

The Yacht Club was the forerunner of an entire line of “Club” watches that IWC planned to pitch to different aspects of the luxury set, and new models included the smallish, cushion-shaped Golf Club and the oversized, integrated bracelet Polo Club . Neither of these latter two models was successful, perhaps due to the beginning of the quartz onslaught or perhaps just because of their idiosyncratic designs. As a result, the Golf and especially the Polo are quite difficult to find today and command a premium, although I have a sneaking suspicion that they are more fun to hunt than to own and wear. Likewise, IWC later introduced an octagonal Yacht Club II with integrated bracelet. Almost always found with quartz movements, the Yacht Club II is another acquired taste to say the least, but the rare specimens with automatic movements are still quite sought after and pricey. It should be noted that by the time of the Yacht Club II, IWC had moved to outsource their movements as a cost saving measure rather than continue to produce them in-house, although they did often utilize excellent Jaeger-LeCoultre ebauches before dropping down to ETA movements for even more economy later on.

Catalogue image of automatic Yacht Club II models, ca. late 1970s

But one of the joys of the original Yacht Club is that it’s not such a scarce watch and it’s also rather more universally appealing than those other quirky relatives. It also won’t cost you an arm and a leg, about the same as a classic plexi crystal Datejust in fact (the Yacht Club also features a high domed plastic crystal for that unmistakable vintage look and feel but without cyclops magnifier). Which is not say that finding one that ticks all the boxes is de facto easy. As always, original dial condition is paramount in my book and you can expect to pay a small premium for a gray or especially the blue dial (make sure those date discs match!). Next, look for an unpolished case if possible, one that displays sharp original edges and factory original satin finishing, as well as its still-distinct  slim integrated polished bezel.  Additionally, the back should hopefully still show the outer serial number on the edge, which can sometimes be polished out or even worn away with time (that said, the SN is also duplicated inside the back, so not a major deal breaker).

Almost as important as the first two priorities in my opinion is to find the watch on its original signed bracelet. There are a couple of variations — “rice” grain, Oyster-style, etc — but the Yacht Club, with its distinctly tapered and somewhat short lugs, looks best on its bracelet with the specific flush fit 18mm end pieces and rather less streamlined on a strap. If you’re looking at a Yacht Club sans bracelet you should be paying under $2k. Variations of the Yacht Club also include a no-date version, as well as solid gold examples, which will usually only be found on a strap and are usually $3k+. As you might expect, matching original box & papers will tend to add value and are a nice bonus for the collector although, as the old saying goes, you can’t wear ’em.

For me, the standard ref. 1811 Yacht Club with date in steel hits all the high notes. It’s got that fantastic hacking, semi-quickset 25-jewel 8541B caliber ticking away accurately beneath the substantial case. It makes a great change of pace from other steel dress watches, with just enough presence and sporty elan to make it work with jeans or a suit. And while the “C”-shape case is not everyone’s cup of tea, I really like the lines and the way it presents on the wrist. It’s unusual enough to catch the eye and a pleasure to read the time, as well as a refreshingly distinctive design. Dare I say that it’s my personal cure for Datejust fatigue?

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Hands-On Debut: IWC Portugieser Yacht Club With New Moon & Tide Complication

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In this, the year of our Portugieser 2020, IWC also just released some new Portugieser Yacht Club watches as part of Watches & Wonders 2020 . The Yacht Club has always been an interesting sub-category of the Portugieser, intended to be a sportier breed with features like rubber strap and lume. So far, IWC has only produced the Yacht Club in a flyback chronograph, but this year they’ve added a new model that boasts a new complication for the brand, as well, in the form of a Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide model that has a moon phase and a new tide-tracking complication, which I believe is technically a Mareoscope.

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The Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide is debuting in just one variant, but it’s close to universally attractive, coming in a red gold case with brilliant blue dial with matching gold-plated hands and indices. At 12 o’clock, you can see the double moon phase display that shows Spring tides (which happen during full and new moons) and neap tides. At 6 o’clock is the subdial showing the anticipated times for high or low tide. IWC paid attention to the details here, with guilloché work, gold accents, and an applied gold plate around the circumference of the 6 o’clock subdial. As far as legibility goes, there is double-sided AR coating on the convex sapphire crystal, something I always appreciate.

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It takes 24 hours and 48 minutes for the earth and moon to be in the same position, meaning that the time between two high tides is always 12 hours and 24 minutes. To measure the tides, IWC added a 49-part module to its 82835 calibre movement. Installing a three-cogged reducing gear to the hour pinion slows down the rotation of the tidal discs, allowing the disc to rotate around its axis every 14.76 days. Note that the time of the next tide is always approximate due to the fact that the discs are continually moving. So, if you’re checking at 10 o’clock AM and the indicator points to 12 o’clock, the tide will actually be slightly after 12. This discrepancy comes out to 10 minutes over 100 years.

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It’s an uncommon complication on a mechanical watch, and I can only think of the Corum Admiral with a tide complication, a vintage Eberhard chronograph, and the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia from 2017 that include it. I do know that Sinn, as well as some vintage Heuers, have a less robust version of a tide complication.

Visible through the caseback of the IWC Yacht Club Moon & Tide, the 82835 calibre operates at 28,800 vph and has a 60-hour power reserve.

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The red gold case measures 44.6mm-wide and 14.4mm-thick, with a water resistance of 30M, so wear it at the Yacht and/or Club but leave it out of the pool. IWC has added a new filigree bezel matched with a flat casing ring which help make for a pretty attractive-looking case that avoids being generic. And at 14.4mm-thick, the bezel adds a nice framing that ameliorates potential chunkiness.

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While IWC introduced a bracelet to the Yacht Club Chronograph, the Moon & Tide comes on a blue rubber and textile strap that the collection has become associated with. Of course, the buckle matches the red gold case here.

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The IWC Portugieser Moon & Tide is a cool and idiosyncratic piece that is marketed to a very, very niche type of buyer. The tide indicator is a difficult complication to pull off in a mechanical watch, which is why you rarely see it. For that, you have to give IWC serious credit. A gold watch with excellent finishing and a new intricately elaborate complication, the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide is priced at $34,000 USD . You can learn more at iwc.com .

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Why We Love it

Sometimes a vintage watch’s name is so on-the-nose that you can’t help but love it.

The IWC Yacht Club is one such watch.

Introduced at the Basel Fair in 1967, the Yacht Club was IWC’s attempt to create an all-weather, dressy-casual watch that the owner could wear in all environments. It represented a departure from the military pieces that the manufacture produced during and just following World War II, or the Aquatimer, the brand’s first dive watch that was released in 1967. IWC intended the Yacht Club to inhabit a middle ground between the two—still water resistant, still robust, but elegant enough to pass muster at a yacht club, for instance.

Actually, the name truly does say it all—in this case, it was where IWC intended the watch to be worn. Along with the Yacht Club, IWC released a whole “Club” line, marketed toward specific sports: for example, the Golf Club and the Polo Club, whose integrated bracelet foreshadowed the IWC Ingenieur SL that would be designed by Gerald Genta. However, neither the Golf Club nor the Polo Club were as successful as the Yacht Club, which found a niche both among contemporary consumers and collectors today.

In aesthetics as well as spirit, the Yacht Club bears comparison to the Rolex Datejust, that arbiter of casual luxury that has been a mainstay in the boxes of many vintage watch collectors since the 1940s. Like the Datejust, the Yacht Club brought together a sturdy stainless steel 36mm case, a sparse, elegant dial, and a robust automatic movement. For the Yacht Club, IWC relied on a calibre to rival any that Rolex produced: the Calibre 8541B.

For many technically-minded collectors, a movement can be the selling point for a watch, one that tips the scales from “maybe” to “I definitely have to have this.” In that arena, the Calibre 8541B definitely doesn’t disappoint. It was conceived by Albert Pellaton, IWC’s master calibrist, whose innovative winding system—featured in this watch—is known as “the Pellaton winding system.”

Although IWC would give the Yacht Club a successor—designed by Gerald Genta himself—these versions, being mostly quartz, aren’t nearly as popular as the originals. The one that we offer here is in excellent, virtually New Old Stock condition, complete with a steel “Oyster-style” bracelet and hang tag. For the collector who wishes to add a luxury sports watch—with a killer movement—to his collection, the Yacht Club is it.

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Introducing The IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

Ahoy, matey a trio of sports chronographs are pulling into port.

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IWC is putting the cal. 89361 to work in the third generation of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph, a take on the stainless steel sport watch that's in trend right now. The bracelet has an "integrated" look, blending seamlessly with the lines of the case. However, it's affixed in a traditional manner to the case; the lugs are just slightly more compact, lending an uninterrupted aesthetic to the whole package. The nautical flavor and the stainless steel trend are ripe for a blue dial, and the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph (Ref. IW390701) delivers, with a sunburst navy blue dial and rhodium-plated hands. 

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Continuing the lineup is an execution with a silver-plated dial (Ref. IW390702) done in the style of old pocket watches and marine chronometers. Visually, the watches feature elements that point directly to the maritime heritage. 

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But there's one execution in this family that goes in another direction, and this watch, Ref. IW390703, is rendered in a glorious two-tone combination of 18k 5N gold and steel. All three models have a water-resistance rating of 60 meters, quite respectable for a flyback chronograph. 

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Lest we forget, one of the early applications of mechanical watch and clockmaking was to aid in seafaring navigation. The Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph directly tips its proverbial hat to that heritage, but stays on-trend in 2020 with a look that's proven very popular: a svelte sports watch with an integrated bracelet. The cal. 89361 is a fitting movement for the platform, manufactured in-house, with flyback functionality and showing the elapsed minutes and hours in a single totalizer at 6 o'clock. The automatic chronograph movement comes in a 44mm case.  

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The market segment that this watch plays in is crowded indeed, but the Portugieser name has a certain equity that makes it stick out in a way that other brands scrambling to make a stainless steel sports watch simply do not have. After all, the Yacht Club has been around for a decade now. 

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Brand: IWC Model: IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Reference Number: Ref. IW390701, Ref. IW390702, Ref. IW390703

Diameter: 44mm Thickness: 14.4mm Case Material: Stainless steel case for all three executions.   Dial Color: Sunburst Navy Blue (Ref. IW390701), Silver (Ref. IW390702), Silver(Ref. IW390703) Indexes: Arabic Numerals Lume: Super-LumiNova Water Resistance: 60 meters Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet (Ref. IW390701, Ref. IW390702) and stainless steel and gold (Ref. IW390703)

Caliber: cal. 82835 Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, Power Reserve: 60 hours Winding: Automatic Frequency: 28,800 vph/4 Hz Jewels: 22  

Price: $13,100 (Ref. IW390701, Ref. IW390702) and $19,900 (Ref. IW390703) Availability: TBD  

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Stainless steel case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 44.6 mm, Blue dial with luminescence, Stainless steel strap, Strap width 22.0 mm.

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Watch Details

  • Stainless steel case
  • Diameter 44.6 mm
  • Height 14.3 mm
  • Screw in crown
  • See-through sapphire glass back
  • Water resistance 10.0 bar

'case'

  • 89361 Calibre
  • IWC-manufactured movement
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • 68 hours Power Reserve
  • Frequency 28'800 VPH (4 Hz)
  • 299 Components
  • Côtes de Genève

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  • Central hacking seconds
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Date display
  • Flyback function
  • Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock
  • Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds

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COMMENTS

  1. IWC Yacht Club

    IWC offers the stainless steel Yacht Club Chronograph with a black, white, or blue dial. This edition changes hands for between 9,200 and 10,500 USD new. Pre-owned pieces cost around 8,200 USD, regardless of whether they come from before or after 2012. The same cannot be said of watches with a rose gold case and brown sunburst dial.

  2. Elegance joins forces with sportiness

    Since 2010, the Portugieser Yacht Club, an elegant sports watch designed for sailors, has combined timeless elegance with ruggedness and high-level water-resistance. With their filigree bezels and flat casing rings, the new 44-millimetre models have particularly elegant proportions. Ticking away inside is the IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre with ...

  3. IW390701-Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

    The IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph is a stainless steel watch with a blue dial and a luminescent display. It has a 44.6 mm case, a screw-in crown, a see-through sapphire glass back and a water resistance of 10 bar. The watch is available in various countries and regions, and can be customized with different straps and accessories.

  4. The Portugieser Collection

    The Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph (Reference 3902) is the sportiest timepiece in a watch family steeped in tradition. Originally, the Yacht Club was first launched in 1967 and became one of the most successful IWC watches of the 20th century. IWC decided to integrate the "new" generation of Yacht Club models into the Portugieser family.

  5. Gentleman Sailor: Testing the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club ...

    The new IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph is a watch you can wear with confidence anywhere at the marina. A first glance shows that the third generation of the sportiest Portugieser model, our test watch, is designed to be both a nautical timepiece and a luxury accessory. The first impression is confirmed upon closer inspection of its ...

  6. Introducing The IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide

    So, 10 years into the Yacht Club family line, IWC has just announced the new reference IW344001 Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide. Presented in red gold with a shining blue dial and a matching blue rubber strap, this new Portugieser certainly looks the part while debuting IWC's newly developed tide-following complication.

  7. Join The Club: An Early Genta-Designed IWC Yacht Club

    2010 was, for IWC, the Year of the Portuguese, when the company updated its vaunted seafaring line. The newest Portuguese to make a splash is the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph (remember I gave you live reports from Lisbon about this very launch?). The Yacht Club name is actually one that used to stand on its own for IWC and one that was hugely successful. Introduced in the early '70s, the ...

  8. Watch Collector's Notebook

    The Yacht Club was the forerunner of an entire line of "Club" watches that IWC planned to pitch to different aspects of the luxury set, and new models included the smallish, cushion-shaped Golf Club and the oversized, integrated bracelet Polo Club. Neither of these latter two models was successful, perhaps due to the beginning of the quartz ...

  9. Time Machines: Delving Into The 'Cult Of Genta' With The IWC Yacht Club

    The IWC Yacht Club II's case sits at the heart of this design concept. This reference 3312 "Jumbo" model measures in at 38mm wide, but much of the overall form emphasizes this watch's low, broad stance on the wrist. The stout, squared-off integrated lugs play a major part in this stance, barely extending beyond the bezel and tapering ...

  10. Review of the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Moon and Tide

    The Yacht Club Fuses Tradition And Technology. The IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Moon and Tide exudes timeless elegance with a 44mm case in 18-karat 5N gold, set with a luxurious blue dial, featuring a sunray-brushed base. The large, 18-karat gold appliques, classic leaf-shaped Portugeiser, hands filled with lume, and the railroad minute track ...

  11. Hands-On Debut: IWC Portugieser Yacht Club With New Moon & Tide

    Visible through the caseback of the IWC Yacht Club Moon & Tide, the 82835 calibre operates at 28,800 vph and has a 60-hour power reserve. The red gold case measures 44.6mm-wide and 14.4mm-thick, with a water resistance of 30M, so wear it at the Yacht and/or Club but leave it out of the pool. IWC has added a new filigree bezel matched with a ...

  12. Buy and Sell IWC Yacht Club Watches

    IWC offers the stainless steel Yacht Club Chronograph with a black, white, or blue dial. This edition changes hands for between 9,200 and 10,500 USD new. Pre-owned pieces cost around 8,200 USD, regardless of whether they come from before or after 2012. The same cannot be said of watches with a rose gold case and brown sunburst dial.

  13. IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

    IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph. FULL SET - Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph 45,4 mm IW390211. $ 9,471. + $128 for shipping. PL. IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph. Chronograph,2018 full set IW390503 steel rubber chronograph mint. $ 8,158. + $76 for shipping.

  14. IWC Yacht Club

    The IWC Yacht Club is one such watch. Introduced at the Basel Fair in 1967, the Yacht Club was IWC's attempt to create an all-weather, dressy-casual watch that the owner could wear in all environments. It represented a departure from the military pieces that the manufacture produced during and just following World War II, or the Aquatimer ...

  15. Introducing: The IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph ...

    Brand: IWC Model: Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition "Orlebar Brown" Reference Number: IW390704. Diameter: 44.6mm Thickness: 14.4mm Case Material: Stainless steel Dial Color: Blue and silver-plated dial Indexes: Rhodium-plated appliques Lume: Yes Water Resistance: 6 bar Strap/Bracelet: Blue rubber strap with textile inlay

  16. IWC Yacht Club Ii IW3312

    IWC Yacht Club. II 2 Quartz Gerald Genta Solid Gold 3312a 3312 $ 13,895 + $90 for shipping. AT. Save this search. More Information About the IWC Yacht Club Ii IW3312. Basic Info Brand IWC Model Yacht Club Reference number IW3312 Movement Quartz Case material Gold/Steel, Steel, Yellow gold

  17. IW390216-Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition ...

    Features. Small hacking seconds. Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides. Date display. Flyback function. Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o'clock. Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds. Limited to 1000 pieces.

  18. IWC Yacht Club Watches for sale

    IWC Yacht Club Pricing and Availability. The IWC Yacht Club has a lengthy history and a large variety of models available in the preowned market. Examples of the vintage 1967 IWC Yacht Club sell for about $1,000 based on condition. And examples of the modern versions of the IWC Yacht Club Chronograph sell in the range of $6,000 to $7,000.

  19. IW344001-Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide

    Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide. $ 34,100. Variation — Blue, 18 ct 5N gold case Size guide. 18 ct 5N gold case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 44.6 mm, Blue dial with luminescence, Blue rubber strap with textile inlay, Strap width 22.0 mm. Customize your watch.

  20. IWC The Yacht Club Chronograph Edition 'Orlebar Brown' Is ...

    Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition "Orlebar Brown" (Ref. IW390704). Courtesy of IWC. To mark the start of their collaboration, IWC has introduced the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph ...

  21. #The Significance of the 1973 IWC Yacht Club Model: Design ...

    In conclusion, the 1973 IWC Yacht Club combines a striking design with a range of practical features that make it a true icon in the world of luxury watches. Its stainless steel case and bracelet ...

  22. Introducing The IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

    IWC is putting the cal. 89361 to work in the third generation of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph, a take on the stainless steel sport watch that's in trend right now. The bracelet has an "integrated" look, blending seamlessly with the lines of the case.

  23. IW390701-Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

    Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph. CHF 12'500. Variation — Blue, Stainless steel case Size guide. Stainless steel case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 44.6 mm, Blue dial with luminescence, Stainless steel strap, Strap width 22.0 mm. Book an appointment.