Introduced in 2020, why has this watch gone unoticed?

Jan 07, 2022,17:08 PM

IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” IW515301

Case: 46mm diameter x 13.9mm height - stainless steel case, polished and brushed - box-shaped sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides - steel caseback with special engraving - 30m water-resistant

Dial: blue dial - sunray brushed pattern - rhodium-plated hands and appliques
Movement: IWC calibre 59360, in-house - hand-wound monopusher chronograph - 36 jewels - 28,800 vibrations/hours - 192 hours (8 days) of power reserve - hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with seconds and 60-minute, date, power reserve indication
Strap: black Santoni alligator leather strap - stainless steel folding buckle
Availability : limited to 500 pieces

Photos: Monochrome

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 By: Weems@8 : January 7th, 2022-18:02
I do not collect watches that are chronographs. Why? I can not life with a hand that standing still at the 12 O’clock position. The solution could be, i let count the counter for eternity. Or, i let a watch maker remove the counter hand. For timing activi...  

100% with you on that.

 By: Poky : January 7th, 2022-19:26
I have never understood why they are so popular. I doubt more 1% of people actually use it for what it is intended for. It looks good though.

You hit the nail with the hammer on the head

 By: Weems@8 : January 7th, 2022-19:54
Your quote ‘ 1% of people actually use it for what it is intended for’ is bulls eye. Maybe it is our British and conservative nature. Maybe our translation to the old church clock, or shall i say Big Ben. I see a watch as a miniature version of a clock as... 

I'd say even 1% is a massive over-estimate.

 By: Poky : January 8th, 2022-12:37
At best they are used to time boiling an egg or brew tea.

I think we agree at the fullest

 By: Weems@8 : January 8th, 2022-21:38
Albeit we are in a kind of community where chronograph fans think different. Sure, some chronographs are looking very good. I can not ignore that. A Hublot Big Bang is one of them. The Breitling Navitimer, i can not wear an other Breitling if it is not a ... 

Beautiful watch

 By: SayNo2Babies : January 7th, 2022-18:15
But probably would have been talked about more if it weren't 46mm, which immediately takes it off a lot of people's lists.

Probably because the movement is too big?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 7th, 2022-18:33
The Big Pilot Monopusher is also 46 mm.

That's true

 By: SayNo2Babies : January 15th, 2022-17:45
But it's a sports watch. Maybe less interest in a dress watch in that size

Other than 'it's way too huge'...

 By: mdg : January 7th, 2022-18:51
...that was my first thought.

Even 44 mm is too big for a Portugieser.

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 7th, 2022-19:02

Even 40 mm portugieser 3 hander still wear very large with that very slim dial and lots of negative space

 By: hoseachandra : January 8th, 2022-05:44
I think portugieser is at its best at 36-38 mm. Of course , probably IWC does not have medium movement to put it inside. Maybe the entry level caliber 32xxxx

That would be nice indeed

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : January 8th, 2022-17:58


 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 7th, 2022-19:01

Agreed! But only was available in gold...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 7th, 2022-20:23
Photos: Monochrome ...  


 By: mdg : January 8th, 2022-06:17
...totally agree : )

Good point.

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 7th, 2022-22:05

Maybe because its just too big ? :)

 By: hoseachandra : January 8th, 2022-05:40
Seriously, 46 mm with slim bezel....only ones with very big wrist can pull it off.

do not forget the movement cal 59360

 By: golden hands : January 8th, 2022-12:33
all the talk is about the case but the best bit has had no comment-to have a 8 day manual wind chronograph-is unheard of. new designed chronograph module on cal 59xxx and with a mono pusher great design-just too big