The Basics

To coincide with the official start of the high calibre Volvo Ocean Race 2011–2012, IWC Schaffhausen, Official Timekeeper of this “Everest” of sailing, pays tribute to the courage and team spirit of six participating crews with a special edition: the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Volvo Ocean Race 2011–2012”. As the Official Sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, IWC also makes its debut in team sport.

Brand: IWC
Family: Portugieser
Reference: IW3902-12 (aka: 3902-12, IW390212)
Name: Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Volvo Ocean Race
Produced: 2011
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3902-12 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Portugieser IW3902-12

The Details

IWC’s Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Volvo Ocean Race (IW3902-12 (aka: 3902-12, IW390212)) was originally released in 2011. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph ( 4 Hz) to provide a 68-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The titanium case measures 45.5mm in diameter and roughly 14.5mm thick. The round case is paired with a black color dial with feuille-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW3902-12 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Titanium
Glass:
Back: Display
Shape: Round
Diameter: 45.5mm
Height: 14.5mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 60

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Portugieser IW3902-12 movement is a powered by caliber 89361 made by IWC. The 38-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 68-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: IWC
Caliber: 89361
Base: IWC 89360
Display: Analog
Diameter: mm
Jewels: 38
Reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28800 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Chronograph: Chronograph, Flyback
Additionals:

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW3902-12 cost? This watch was introduced in 2011 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: $12,800

For more information, visit IWC online.

Specifications:

  • Brand: IWC
  • Model: Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Volvo Ocean Race
  • Reference Number: IW3902-12 (aka: 3902-12, IW390212)
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Titanium
  • Glass:
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 45.5
  • Thickness: 14.5
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 60 meters

Movement:

  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: IWC
  • Caliber: 89361
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: mm
  • Jewels: 38
  • Power Reserve: 68 hours
  • Frequency: 28800 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds

About IWC

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IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and was founded in 1868. Its signature lines are the Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser, while other famous collections are the Aquatimer, Portofino and the Da Vinci. Many of IWC’s designs display a industrial type of beauty not often found in Swiss watchmaking. The same goes for its movements; while of very high standards, they are finished with an … engineers touch rather than that of an artist. One could very well say that IWC’s approach to watchmaking is more German in nature compared to many of its competitors; the ‘form follows function’ adagio is one held in high esteem in Schaffhausen. Notable watches and innovations created by IWC in the past include the digital ‘Pallweber’ pocket watch, the late 1930’s Portugieser, the 1985 Da Vinci with Kurt Klaus perpetual module, the split-seconds mechanism as designed by Richard Habring and the ceramic Da Vinci and Flieger 3705 – introduced many years before the material became fashionable. IWC also pioneered the use of titanium in wristwatches. In recent years, IWC has had a strong focus on in-house movements with prices rising accordingly. IWC is part of the Richemont group.

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