Blog posts tagged "IW3712-15"

NEW: the surprising return of the IWC Portugieser Rattrapante 3712 - 2016/11/23 by Dale Vito


IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante 3712 - 2016 Boutique Editions
IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante 3712 – 2016 Boutique Editions

 

The end of 2016 marks the surprising return of the Portugieser Rattrapante in -for now- three different iterations. This watch, reference 3712, had been absent from the collection for some 10 years.

The IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante 3712 was introduced in 1995, accompanied by the less complicated -and highly popular- 3714 in 1998, and finally discontinued after the introduction of the Italian-market limited edition IW3712-14 in 2006. But this year IWC decided to bring this cult-classic C back to life with a series of limited editions dedicated to three of its European boutiques;

– The IW3712-15, a limited edition of 100 units in red gold, was created in honor of the Milan boutique. It features a blue dial with both a tachymeter and telemeter scale.

– The IW3712-16, a limited edition of 200 units in stainless steel, was created in honor of the Paris boutique. It features a grey / black dial.

– The IW3712-17, a limited edition of 200 units in stainless steel, was created in honor of the Munich boutique. It features a blue dial.

While at the time of writing this little update the -15 and -17 were already launched, details on the -16 are still a bit sketchy. I will update ASAP.

Add to this the new 3714-88 Bücherer and 3714-89 Seddiqi, and 2016 makes for quite a year for fans of the timeless Valjoux-based Portugiesers. Now how about a new 3705?

 


NEW: IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante Boutique Milano - 2016/06/29 by Dale Vito


IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante Milano Boutique Limited Edition
IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante Milano Boutique Limited Edition

 

This afternoon IWC surprised many with the introduction of the IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante IW371215 ‘Milano Boutique’, a limited edition of 100 pieces in honor of the Milan IWC Boutique.

The introduction of the Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante IW371215 marks the return of the 76240 movement, a hand-wound version of IWC’s famous split-seconds movement – it had been last used in the 2006 ‘Italia’ limited edition IW3712-14. The dial, featuring both a tachymeter as well as a telemeter scale, is inspired by the 2004 Barozzi IW3712-12 limited edition, which featured a similar design, though with the addition of the retailers logo.

The Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante IW371215 features a closed case back engraved with 01/100 and the Milanese ‘Biscione‘.

More details in our database.


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