#5 | IWC Portuguese Chronograph (1939)
While chronographs are closely associated with sport and racing, this is one that’s decidedly refined in design.
The Portuguese started as a time-only watch, but in the mid-1990s, IWC decided to make the automatic chronograph version, which is now one of the brand’s most successful watches of all time. The simple round dial, two vertical subdials, and thin, propeller-style hands will remain timeless even 50 years from now. SEE ALL IWC PORTUGUESE >