Watchesidol.co.uk — IWC Replica Watches honours the tradition, craftsmanship and dynamic innovation of Swiss boatbuilder Boesch with a second special edition.
For the second time since 2008, IWC pays tribute to Swiss boatbuilder Boesch. The elegant, sporty Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Boesch” (Ref. IW390504). With its mahogany-coloured dial, mahog- any emblem and, on the inside of the glass back cover, a stylized ship’s propeller, the distinctively elegant sports chronograph makes several references to the craft manu- factured by the exclusive boatbuilding company in the town of Kilchberg on the shores of Lake Zurich.
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 Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Boesch”, which is water- resistant to 60 meters, 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 Replica Watches UK family. Despite its unusual role, the watch remains a dyed-in-the-wool Portuguese. 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 Portuguese unveiled in 1939.
The rugged strap is made of rubber with an alligator leather inlay that makes it particularly comfortable to wear. Available exclusively in Switzerland, the special edition is limited to 150 copy watches and can be purchased at official IWC retailers.