IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Watch - Rare Beauty and Simple Elegance

Jan 11, 2011
The IWC Portofino watch collection, which first member was successfully introduced in the early 80s, has attained a legendary status. Distinguished by classical elegance, these remarkable timepieces unequivocally agree with the tastes of individuals who love beauty and simplicity.

Now, the line heartily welcomes the new Portofino Hand-wound Eight Days watch. Due to its technological sophistication, the model is rightfully considered to be a cherry in the range.

The new IWC watch is proposed with a circular red gold case, which portrays a classical Portofino style. The case is fitted with smooth, flowing strap horns and a graceful winding crown, located at 3 o’clock.

Housed in the case is a refined slate-colored dial. It is completed with exquisite indices, crafted from solid red gold. At 12 o’clock, the watch face features a Roman numeral, sculptured in the same material. The hour-markers coordinate perfectly with a delicate minute track, printed in black.

The display whispers the time through centralized red gold hands, which serve to indicate hours and minutes. The passage of seconds is marked in a neat counter, presented at 6 o’clock.

The power reserve indicator, exposed between 8 and 9 o’clock, tells the user how much energy is stored to animate the model. The dial of the new Portofino Hand-wound Eight Days watch also provides a date indication, which appears in the aperture at 3 o’clock. On its left side, the aperture is joined by the name of the collection. The brand’s name, meanwhile, is found beneath the Roman numeral at 12 o’clock.

All the functions described are driven by a manufactory-made hand-wound 59210 calibre movement, which measures 37.8 mm in diameter. With its large bridges and plates, the reliable mechanism offers up an extremely contemporary vision. The movement supplies an incredible power reserve of 192 days. This extraordinary feature turns the new IWC watch into an unrivalled timekeeping instrument, intended for everyday use.

The aesthetic refinement of the timepiece is emphasized by a brown or black leather strap, produced by Italian shoe manufacturer Santoni.

The public can also admire a steel version of the model presented, which comes equipped with a black or silver-plated dial.

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