Hands-On: The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada

Hands-On: The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada

To praise the fruitful opening of boutiques in both Toronto and Vancouver, IWC has dispatched a Canadian-explicit restricted edition chronograph named the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada. I swung by the new Vancouver boutique for a brisk active with what ended up being an intriguing and rather select Canuck turn on an exemplary IWC design. 

At 40.9mm wide in treated steel, the Portugieser Boutique Canada has a beautiful silver-white dial, cleaned Arabic markers, and a couple of dark subdials to complete that panda look. With red accents and a maple leaf embellishing its steel case back, this Portugieser is attractive and nitty gritty with a proportion of easygoing lively appeal. 

The case shows a blend of brushed and cleaned components, particularly the eye-getting dished ring beneath the crystal 

Fitted to a dark croc lash and simply 13mm thick, the Portugieser Boutique Canada is a genuine treat on the wrist. While the 41mm Portugieser is generally dial, the equilibrium of the twin register chronograph scale combined with the absence of a date show ensure the exemplary appeal of this plan. The case is brushed on the sides and has various cleaned components, including the pusher covers, crown, haul faces, and the dazzling dished ring that stretches out upwards from the case to meet the crystal. 

From the cleaned markers to the fine dabs utilized for the moment track, the Portugieser is one of my number one dial plans from IWC. With that splendid white dial guaranteeing a solid differentiation for the cleaned steel hands, the Portugieser Boutique Canada takes advantage of an extraordinary plan (honestly this could be mostly impacted by my feeling of energy and love of white dials). 

Lovely little subtleties on the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada .

Much like a portion of the comparative Portugiesers that IWC has made for different boutiques around the planet, the Portugieser Boutique Canada is a rattrapante chronograph and utilizations IWC’s hand-wound reference 76240. In light of an ETA 7750, the 76240 is profoundly adjusted and utilizes a unique module (initially created by the renowned Richard Habring) to add the twofold chronograph highlight. Enacted by the pusher at 10 o’clock, the principal chronograph seconds hand is in red (coordinating that of the moment scale), while the extra seconds hand offered by the rattrapante work is delivered without color. 

A strong steel case back embellished with a Canadian-fitting maple leaf 

IWC doesn’t commonly offer fake watch prices with the 76240, and the usefulness is truly cool (and outright enjoyable to mess with). It’s become one of the calling cards of IWC’s additional intriguing chronographs since the main Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante was presented in 1995. 

Because Rattrapante.

Seeing as 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday celebration, the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada is independently numbered and restricted to only 150 pieces. Accessible for request through either the Vancouver or Toronto boutiques, the retail cost is a not negligible CAD $14,300 (that is about $11,300  at the time this story was published). 

In return for your heap of brilliant Canadian money, you get a restricted release hand-wound rattrapante chronograph in steel that comes enveloped with what is effectively one of my number one articulations of the Portugieser structure. Not all that awful, eh? 

For more, visit IWC on the web .

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