IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

IWC Schaffhausen Portugues Yacht Club Chrono ref390212

IWC Schaffhausen, the sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, has released the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012″

The Volvo Ocean Race is an exciting around-the-world race covering over 39,000 miles through some of the world’s most treacherous waters.

The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph is powered by the rugged IWC-manufactured 89360-calibre movement and is water-resistant to 6 bar.

The chronograph demonstrates its sporting qualities with a flyback function and an additional flange with quarter-second calibration for recording short periods of time.

Its case, measuring 45.5 mm, is made of titanium and it has a black carbon fiber dial with unique markers.

Titanium is more resistant to corrosion so that the watch can be exposed to salty water without a significant risk of irreversibly damaging the body and other parts.

The engraving “Edition Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012″ can be seen on the back of this well-designed and impeccably crafted chronograph.