As we step into the Year of the Wood Dragon, IWC Schaffhausen, famous for its exceptional craftsmanship and timeless designs, introduces an exquisite limited edition of the Portugieser Chronograph to commemorate this auspicious occasion. Limited to just 1000 pieces, the Portugieser Chronograph Year of the Dragon embodies the spirit of the dragon in its design and performance, offering a unique blend of classic elegance and modern aesthetics.
IWC Schaffhausen’s latest creation features a 41-millimetre stainless steel case, a captivating burgundy dial, and gold-plated hands and appliques. The choice of burgundy, a symbolic shade of red, pays homage to the vibrant color of fire, traditionally associated with welcoming the Lunar New Year in China. This limited-edition timepiece is not just a watch; it is a symbolic masterpiece that encapsulates the essence of the Year of the Dragon.
One of the standout features of this chronograph is the rotor in the form of a majestic dragon, visible through the sapphire glass case back. This intricate detail is a nod to the Chinese zodiac and adds a touch of mystique to an already exceptional timepiece. The dragon, a symbol of energy, strength, confidence, intelligence, and generosity, perfectly captures the spirit of those born under this sign.
The watch’s dial layout, vertically arranged counters, and quarter-seconds precision scale have made it one of IWC’s most coveted designs.
Powered by the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre, a robust and precise mechanical chronograph movement in a classic column-wheel design, this timepiece is not just a visual marvel but a technical one as well. The transparent sapphire case back offers a glimpse into the intricate movement, revealing the gold-plated rotor in the shape of a detailed dragon. The case back ring is engraved with the words “2024 YEAR OF THE DRAGON,” further enhancing the exclusivity of this limited edition.
The Portugieser Chronograph Year of the Dragon is delivered with two straps, allowing the wearer to choose between two different looks. With one black calfskin strap and one burgundy rubber strap, versatility meets elegance. The butterfly clasp ensures excellent wearing comfort, making it a watch for every occasion.
This limited edition is available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners, and online at IWC.com. Additionally, purchasers can register their timepiece under the My IWC care program, benefiting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
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