Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich

Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich
Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich Watch Releases
The original Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante from 1995.

The first IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante watch was introduced in 1995 and last seen in the IWC catalog in 2006. However, IWC has just announced that it is bringing its Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante back, with not just one, but three extremely limited edition pieces that celebrate its boutiques in three of Europe’s most iconic cities - Milan, Paris, and Munich.

What’s even more impressive is that these aren't just three of the same watch with different case backs or engravings. Nothing of that sort here. IWC has gone the distance and what we have here are three distinctly different watches with different dials and vibes.

Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich Watch Releases

First up is the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano," which marks the opening of its new boutique in the city of Milan, one of the most important fashion capitals of the world.

Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich Watch Releases

The Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano” features a 41mm red gold case with a blue dial and is unique because of its telemeter scale on the flange of the dial, and a tachymeter scale on the inner part of the dial. Because of its use of precious metal and its dial configuration, it is arguably the most desirable of the trio.

Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich Watch Releases Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich Watch Releases

The Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” and Edition “Boutique Munich” are both based on the original Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante watch from 1995 and have 41mm stainless steel cases.

The Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” has a slate dial and is paired with a black alligator strap, while the Edition “Boutique Munich” has a blue dial and is paired with a blue alligator strap.

Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich Watch Releases

Three New IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Watches Honor Cities Of Milan, Paris, & Munich Watch Releases

All three watches are powered by the hand-wound caliber 76240, which is essentially a modified Valjoux 7750 that features a split-seconds chronograph function and a power reserve of 44 hours. Additionally, all three watches also have solid case backs engraved with the icons of their respective cities.

The Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano” is available now and is limited to just 100 pieces. Price is €21,500. The Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Rue de la Paix” is coming later this month and will be limited to 250 pieces. The Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Munich”  is also limited to 250 pieces and will be available this coming Spring. Price for both is coming soon. iwc.com

What do you think?
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  • ??????

    Milano version is most original from three, but don’t like the chopped “12” and “6” and inharmonious SS screws on the golden back. Anyway, at 21.5 k€ I’m talking about it strictly theoretically.

  • I wonder if the telemeter on the Milan version is different from others I’ve seen because those ones are calibrated for sea level and this one is calibrated for Milan’s elevation. If so, that’s a neat little detail.

    • IG

      Like anyone ever will use that function…

  • BrJean

    Yep, “Boutique Milano” edition is a winner here. One of the prettiest chronographs I’ve seen in a while.

  • That Milano looks familiar…hope Tiffany’s isn’t going to get embroiled in yet another hypothetical lawsuit.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ca89002734b0aec4ab634aa78ca85ed5cfebc26bb5b149949031daeda9d9c81.jpg

    • IWC is about to get DonkeyLimed. It’s a verb now.

      • SuperStrapper

        Coined!

    • egznyc

      There cannot be a rule against the use of red gold and applied Arabic numerals with two subdials for a chrono, no matter what Tiffany’s says. 😉

  • SuperStrapper

    I like the ’95 rattrapante version shown at the beginning. Although despite being older it reminds me of a Max Bill chronoscope evolution.

  • Steve Bowden

    Can someone educate me on a point? The first photograph of the ’95 looks fine, in the sense that it looks like a photo of a watch. But the other photos appear to be digital representations of what the watch will look like when finished? Can anyone tell for sure?

    I don’t object to watches depicted via an autocad rendering process…it lets us see so much in advance. But I do feel that there should be some sort of ‘digital watermark’ just to let us know what we are seeing, so we know if an image is computer-generated. Does anyone know about these issues? Would love to hear from someone who knows “what’s what”. Thanks

  • Shinytoys

    Yes, I’d like one in each color 🙂

  • Shane Kleinpeter

    I just don’t like these silly limited edition watches. I’m not saying they aren’t nice, they are, especially the Milano version. What I’m saying, is that I don’t give a damn about IWCs Milan boutique, and I certainly have no interest in memorializing it’s grand opening on my $23,000 USD watch. If they want to give me a nice document to go along with the purchase, that’s fine, but leave the watch back alone, or just put a reference number on there.

  • fghtdfhbbcsssduopmbx

    these are drawings, not fotoes…. :O

  • Qamar Shehzad

    Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante watch is an old Brand. Elite class families are the customers of top-notch Watches. Furthermore, designs are nice. The version of Milano is good-looking. Eventually, I love very much the case of Boutique Milano. The strap in the color of black is comfortable on hands. Your post is peerless.
    Regard: Qamar
    http://www.stylocollections.com/
    Thanks.

  • Ulysses31

    Oh man, why did they have to make this? I need new undergarments. Blue and gold, hnnng. Shame about the ugly case-backs.