IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante is a calibre 76240 high-end watch that was introduced in the year 1996. Read our guide below for more facts and information…
When the IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante was launched in 1996, IWC released a limited edition of 250 watches in platinum. Later during 1998, they released 100 watches in white gold.
The design and features of IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante
Deeply influenced by the nautical instruments used by Portuguese sailors, IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante is a traditional timepiece with high precision. The chronograph of this magnificent piece of art is accurate to ¼ of a second. IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante is one of the most renowned watches in the Portuguese collection from IWC. Its modish design along with the appropriate case height of 12.3 mm and 40.9 mm diameter has added to its appeal and demand.
Versions of IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante
It has a clear dial that is greatly appreciated by traditionalists. The embellished Arabic numerals and the elegant feuille hands only add to its subtle beauty. Later, IWC released two new versions to the existing collection in red gold. In one of the versions the craftsmen have given the watch a splendid slate-colored dial with an iridescent sun-pattern polish along with black counters that looks marvellous. The second version has blue feuille hands for the stopwatch that gleam beautifully in contrast on the silver-colored dial. The watch comes with a black alligator leather strap that not only looks elegant but also blends well with the dial.
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante is a self-winding watch with mechanical chronograph movements. When fully wound it can give a power reserve up to 44 hours. You can also utilize its stopwatch functions available on the watch for seconds and minutes. It also has small hacking for seconds. The watch has a crystal clear convex sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides for easy viewing. The watch is water-resistant up to 3 bar.
About IWC Portuguese Collection
IWC is popularly known as the “Re-inventor of time”. With world-class technology and excellent craftsmen as their forte, IWC has grown to be an immensely successful brand globally that deals with premium timepieces. From 1868 to the current times, IWC has been constantly innovating and unveiling watches par excellence. Their vast assortment of watches range from intricate designs to sporty watches and is a collector’s item.
The Portuguese collection of watches has a series of intricately designed sophisticated design and has established IWC as a company that manufactures haute horlogerie that has time and again introduced horological timepieces. In a bid to show the corporate philosophy of being environmental friendly and socially responsible, IWC also prides itself in being a certified CO2-neutral company.