NAUTICAL PRECISION MEETS SWISS WATCHMAKING TRADITIONThis IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN PORTUGIESER CHRONOGRAPH IS AN EXCLUSIVE BUCHERER BLUE SPECIAL EDITION AND DAZZLES WITH A LOOK THAT EXUDES PURE SUMMER
Text: Lucerne, 29 July 2019
Timeless design with nautical roots
The minimalist aesthetic of the Portugieser, with its sleek Arabic numerals and slim leaf-shaped hands, has been influencing watch design since it was launched. This fascinating watch family, characterised by its top-notch precision and iconic design, has now added the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE to its ranks. For that special BUCHERER BLUE touch, the precision scale is crafted in a blue hue that harmoniously complements the white dial. The numerals, minutes scale and strap make use of the blue colour scheme as well, combining to create a sporty and nautical impression. The watch gets its summertime flair not only from its blue elements but also thanks to the choice of textile for the material of the strap – another element that was created exclusively for the IWC Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE. What is more, the moderately sized case (40.9 mm) of this new chronograph makes it a handsome choice even for slimmer wrists.
A wristwatch for everyday wear
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE. Available exclusively at Bucherer boutiques from the end of July.
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph BUCHERER BLUE, stainless steel, 40.9 mm, automatic movement, stopwatch function with minutes and seconds, small-seconds subdial, limited to 365 pieces, CHF 7 900.–. Available exclusively at Bucherer boutiques from the end of July.
About BUCHERER BLUE
BUCHERER BLUE is not only an exclusive watch collection but also a unique expression of Bucherer’s close ties to top brands and a testament to the company’s innovative spirit. To date, 39 timepieces have been created for the BUCHERER BLUE collection in collaboration with 20 renowned watchmakers. These timepieces were born of Bucherer’s incomparably close relationships to the most prestigious brands in the watchmaking industry and are the result of longstanding, continuous collaborations based on knowledge, mutual respect and exceptional technical expertise. Available exclusively at Bucherer boutiques, the collection features special editions from Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Chopard, Glashütte Original, H. Moser & Cie., Hublot, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Oris, Panerai, Piaget, Rado, Roger Dubuis, TAG Heuer, Tissot, Tudor and Vacheron Constantin. The central theme of the collection is the colour blue. Blue is infused with symbolic meaning and has been a source of inspiration to countless artists for centuries. Blue has also been Bucherer’s signature colour since the company’s founding. And what is more, BUCHERER BLUE does not shy away from completely unexpected creations: the world’s first top-of-the-range Harley Davidson adorned with opulent jewellery and an integrated watch, for instance, or a unique edition of the Lamborghini Aventador S crafted in Bucherer’s trademark blue and equipped with extravagant features. Working closely with select partners both inside and outside the watch industry, Bucherer has created a truly one-of-a-kind lifestyle collection: BLUE. Always new. Always unexpected. And always exceptional.