IWC HONOURS BOESCH WITH A SPECIAL EDITION
There are only 150 watches worldwide of the highly coveted Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Boesch”. Beyer has just taken delivery of No. 143 – a very elegant watch, as befits the two luxury brands, IWC and Boesch.
Schaffhausen honours the tradition, craftsmanship and dynamic innovation of Swiss boatbuilder Boesch with a second special edition. Mahogany is the dominant element in this special edition. Apart from being the colour of the dial, it is also a luxurious feature in the back of the case, which has a mahogany inlay made specially for the watch by Boesch itself. As a result, this elegant, sporty chronograph with the IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre is the perfect companion on land or water and, of course, on any Boesch motorboat. The exclusive special edition is limited to just 150 watches.
The robust IWC-manufactured, 89361-chronograph calibre with flyback function and analogue display of stop times longer than a minute on a subdial makes the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Boesch”, which is water-resistant to 6 bar, an ideal companion for water sport enthusiasts. The white stopwatch hand, the flange with its quarter-second scale for measuring short stop times, and the luminescent seconds and hour hands and indices are an indication of the watch’s sporting qualities. The screw-in crown, protective shoulders and the chronograph push-buttons – the latter reminiscent of the bitts found on the deck of ships – underscore the special status of the Yacht Club Chronograph within the watch family. Despite its unusual role, the watch remains a dyed-in-the-wool Portugieser. With its clearly structured dial and classic railway-track-style chapter ring, simple Arabic numerals, and slender feuille hands, the latest model references central, style-defining elements taken from the original Portugieser unveiled in 1939.