For the first time in its long and esteemed history, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS) commenced the spring/summer Friday Twilight Series with an official time keeper, Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen.
As part of the inaugural RSYS sponsorship collaboration, J Farren-Price together with IWC donated a Yacht Club Chronograph wristwatch (Ref. 3905) from the famous Portugieser collection as prize to the winner of the 2015/2016 Friday Twilight Series.
Christian Westermeyer, Brand Manager of IWC Schaffhausen Australia & New Zealand and I presented the winning Yachtsman with the IWC Yacht Club Chronograph in front of a capacity audience in the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s Carabella Room on Friday 8 April.
Commodore Richard Chapman declared the season a great success – attracting 102 block entries bolstered by a handful of casual entries each week. Of these, a record 45 boats were eligible for the prize, having competed in 72% of the races.
The Prize: Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph
- Automatic chronograph movement, Calibre 89361
- 68-hour power reserve when fully wound
- Date display
- Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
- Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock
- Fly-back function
- Small hacking seconds
- Screw-in crown
- See-through sapphire crystal case back
- Water-resistant 60 metres
- Diameter 43.5 mm
$17,400 AUD inc GST