Introducing IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Year of The Dragon Watch

A timepiece ablaze with auspicious burgundy, embodying the wisdom and strength of the dragon.


As the Chinese New Year ushers in the Year of the Wood Dragon on February 10, 2024, a rare event that occurs once every 60 years, IWC Schaffhausen commemorates this auspicious occasion with the limited edition Portugieser Chronograph Year of the Dragon. This limited edition timepiece, radiating auspicious burgundy, promises to be a prized possession for connoisseurs and those in the knowhow of Chinese astrology.

The 41mm stainless steel case, polished to a gleaming finish, sits comfortably on the wrist. Its slim bezel maximizes the expansive view of the dial, while piston-style pushers add a touch of vintage charm. This is a chronograph meant for savoring, not for rugged adventures, with a water resistance of 30 meters suited for everyday adventures.

The burgundy dial is adorned with gold-plated hands and appliques. This vibrant hue of red, traditionally associated with the Lunar New Year in China, symbolizes the fiery spirit of the dragon, promising longevity and good fortune.

Traditionally, the dragons like to stay hidden from sight, symbolizing this, the gold-plated oscillating weight, visible through the caseback, morphs into a majestic dragon. Its intricate details symbolize the power and wisdom associated with this mythical creature. 

Inside, the IWC-manufactured Calibre 69355 beats with precision. This mechanical chronograph movement, featuring a classic column-wheel design along with a hacking seconds hand and chronograph function, delivers effortless timekeeping with a 46-hour power reserve.

The Portugieser Chronograph Year of the Dragon comes with two strap options: a black calfskin strap and a burgundy rubber strap, both with butterfly clasp. Limited to 1000 pieces, this timepiece is available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners, or online at Priced at $9,350.