IWC & Solaris: a special sailing yacht

A partnership based on shared values


IWC Schaffhausen has partnered with Solaris Yachts to develop a custom sailing yacht. The 55-foot Solaris 55 from the Italian shipbuilder perfectly captures the spirit and aesthetic codes of the new Portugieser watch collection. This partnership is based on common values ​​that IWC and Solaris share. Shipbuilding and mechanical watchmaking requires a high level of competence, craftsmanship and years of experience in design and engineering. In addition, both companies pay particular attention to the quality, performance and durability of their products.


The history of the IWC Portugieser is linked to the worlds of seafaring, sailing and navigation. In the late 1930s, Schaffhausen-based watchmakers developed the first Portugieser, a wristwatch with the precision of a navigational chronometer.



Revealing the Portugieser collection in a completely new and extraordinary way, the designers of IWC and Solaris Yachts made a collaboration to create a unique sailing yacht. The starting point was Solaris 55, a 55-foot racing / pleasure boat optimized for a small crew, maximally comfortable for long journeys. The yacht has been expertly transformed into the characteristic features of the new IWC Portugieser collection, as well as the style of the brand's new advertising campaign. The yacht's name "DOUBLE MOON" derives from the iconic moon phase display that is a part of the legendary IWC perpetual calendar complication. First was introduced in 2003 in the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 5201), it correctly displays the moon phase in both the northern and southern hemispheres.


Solaris customers have had the opportunity to purchase a special series of IWC watches for many years. However, thanks to the partnership, yachts can be equipped with meteorological instruments in the classic IWC style. Barometers, hygrometers, thermometers and table clocks have a distinctive design for optimal readability, just like the dials of other IWC models.