IWC and Orlebar Brown announce their new partnership with the reveal of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”
17 July 2020 5 minute read

IWC Schaffhausen – Form follows Function

IWC Schaffhausen was created in 1868 when visionary Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled to Switzerland to integrate advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers. Over its 150-year history, IWC Schaffhausen has been committed to delivering functional complications that are ingenious and bring unparalleled elegance to the wrist.


The Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.


Youtube Video: Introducing the New Portugieser Collection


Orlebar Brown – Reinventing Holiday Style


The Orlebar Brown brand was founded in 2007, and specialises in selling resort and leisure wear. Synonymous with quality and durability, Orlebar Brown places great importance on the smallest details, with each piece meticulously crafted from 60 elements. Each pair is tailored to the dynamic lifestyles of sailors, adventurers and explorers, effortlessly elevating an outfit regardless of whether it is worn for swimming or socialising.


Orlebar Brown creates quality functional, timeless and tailored garments and accessories for each scenario to enable their customers to holiday better and share memorable experiences.


Evolving into a global phenomenon, Orlebar Brown has brought the feeling of the 1960’s poolside utopia to major cities such as London, New York, France and Australia. Orlebar Brown retains its British roots while boasting an impressive portfolio of international stores and stockists.


Intrinsically British but ultimately international

Image: IWC x Orlebar Brown Collaboration (Courtesy of IWC)


It is the passion and dedication to quality that has inspired this partnership.

IWC and Orlebar Brown are united by the passion they feel every day for craftsmanship, innovation and quality. –

Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

Marking the start of their collaboration, IWC and Orlebar Brown have unveiled a new addition to the Portugieser family – The Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown”.


IWC x Orlebar Brown – Combined Love of Elegance and Adventure

Image: IWC x Orlebar Brown Collaboration (Courtesy of IWC)


Enclosed within a stainless steel case is a marine blue dial that features white and red colour accents, inspired by the accents often utilised in Orlebar Brown’s product range. The chronograph, complemented with a blue rubber strap with textile inlay, infuses a nautical charm to the timepiece.


Image: IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown” (Courtesy of IWC)

The elegant case proportions, coupled with the robust design and impressive water resistance of 6 bar, makes this watch the ideal companion for any occasion – regardless of whether it is for an adventure on a yacht or relaxation by the pool. The piece is completed with the IWC-manufactured calibre 89361 that offers a flyback function, displaying the measured hours and minutes together on a subdial at 12 o’clock and boasting a power reserve of 68 hours.


Image: IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown” (Courtesy of IWC)

Capsule Collection – Leisure Wear for Smart Men

The corresponding nine-piece capsule from Orlebar Brown has also taken their inspiration from nautical culture, focusing on neutral palettes highlighted with tones of navy blue and crisp white.


“Just like the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph, our collection combines timeless elegance and a love of adventure.”

Drawing inspiration from the IWC Portugieser family, the collection is infused with the world of water, sailing and navigation. Each element connects to deliver a range that supports the dynamic lifestyle of sailors, adventurers and explorers with design, reliable functionality and supreme style.


Image: IWC x Orlebar Brown Collaboration (Courtesy of IWC)

The Portugiser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Orlebar Brown” is exclusively available at our Bondi Junction Boutique.



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