The Portugieser Chronograph has been the most sought-after model in the Portugieser family since 1998. Back then, it was the first Portugieser watch that not only allowed the wearer to read the time, but also to stop it. Its moderate, 40.9-millimetre diameter also makes it ideal for a more slender wrist. Everything is integrated harmoniously on the clearly organized dial with the encircling
precision scale: the recessed totalizers, the embossed Arabic numerals and the perfectly proportioned feuille hands for hours and minutes. The stainless-steel model is available with a black dial and
The Portugieser Story The tradition of large pocket watch movements began in the 1930s, when two Portuguese businessmen ordered wristwatches with the precision of marine chronometers. The large wristwatches revolutionized the watch industry and established the trend towards the larger wristwatches so popular today. The iconic design of Portugieser watches, with their imposing size, simple Arabic numerals, slim feuille hands and railway-track-style chapter ring, originates in de 1930's, when it was well ahead of its time. The scale, which is divided up into one-minute sections, makes it easy to read the time precisely and blends seamlessly into the dial. Today, the original, clearly organized dial with its simple design remains an unrivalled style icon.