Introducing New IWC Portugieser Automatic and Chronograph with Blue Dial

The Portugieser Automatic (IW500710) and the Portugieser Chronograph (IW371491)
The Portugieser Automatic (IW500710) and the Portugieser Chronograph (IW371491) with the classic blue IWC dial

That IWC blue that we were so used to seeing on the higher rungs of the Portugieser collection — such as in the Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, the Perpetual Calendar and the 2015 Annual Calendar — was recently injected into the reintroduced Portugieser Chronograph Classic.

And now it seems they’ve decided further to put one of their most desirable dial colors into two of the most demanded Portugieser watches on the retail floors: The Portugieser Automatic and the Portugieser Chronograph.

Odd thing, though, is that on first encounter you would’ve had to be forgiven had you thought that these new versions already existed in the Portugieser collection. And that’s probably because the blue dial looks like it was meant for these watches from the very get go.

Both watches retain all of the dimensions and details along with their movements that is, the automatic Caliber 52010 for the Portugieser Automatic and the automatic caliber 79350 for the Portugieser Chronograph.

Best part of it all is that rather than producing the watches as a limited edition run, IWC will be adding these into their regular production lineup. Also, instead of producing the watches in white gold or platinum, to give the blue dials a premium reach, IWC has used steel for the cases in these instances such that it becomes a no brainer for anyone looking to own a great and classic Portugieser timepiece.

The Portugieser Automatic (IW500710)
The Portugieser Automatic (IW500710), in steel with a blue dial

Technical Specification: Portugieser Automatic (IW500710)

Movement

Self-winding IWC caliber 52010; hours, minutes and seconds with date and power reserve indicator on dial-side; 168-hour power reserve

Case

42.3mm stainless-steel case; water-resistant to 30 meters

Strap

Black alligator leather strap

Price: SGD 18,900

The Portugieser Chronograph (IW371491)
The Portugieser Chronograph (IW371491), in steel with a blue dial

Technical Specification: Portugieser Chronograph (IW371491)

Movement

Self-winding IWC caliber 79350; hours, minutes and seconds with chronograph function; 44-hour power reserve

Case

40.9mm stainless-steel case; water-resistant to 30 meters

Strap

Black alligator leather strap

Price: SGD 11,800

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