Gents IWC Portuguese 'Yacht Club' Chronograph with black dial and rubber strap.
The Portuguese family of IWC watches blends together the tradition of nautical instruments with a contemporary design. The creation of the first Portuguese watch was put into motion following the challenge of two Portuguese businessmen who searched for a wristwatch with the accuracy of a marine chronometer. Back then, pocket watch movement was the only way of meeting this requirement, IWC took hunter movement and housed it in a wristwatch. Featuring complex mechanics, the original Portuguese watch established an IWC watch family that has been enjoyed by watch enthusiasts for over 70 years.
Established in 1868, IWC was founded by an American, Florentine Ariosto, with the aim of supplying America with Swiss-made timepieces. IWC watches come under a number of watch families, each representative of a particular inspiration or value, however despite the number of models, a commitment to precision and innovation always stands. The exclusivity of IWC watches has seen them become lasting investment pieces, providing a pioneering quality that is truly timeless.