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IWC Schaffhausen’s Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date

connoisseur October 4, 2013 0
IWC Schaffhausen’s Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date

The Portofino line has been a hero of IWC’s watch collections for decades now and is known as the epitome of understatement, good taste and cultivated Mediterranean lifestyle. IWC Schaffhausen welcomes a new complication to a watch collection rich in tradition with the Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date.

In spite of its modest appearance, the Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date comes with a generous portion of watchmaking sophistication.  The date display at “12 o’clock is a useful and convenient complication which shows the date on two large, highly legible digits. The perfectly choreographed interplay between the two discs is mastered by the IWC 59230 calibre, a further development of the 59000-calibre family.

When fully wound, the watch has a power reserve of 192 hours, or 8 days, during which it will run with maximum precision without the need for any external intervention. After that, the owner needs to supply the watch with renewed energy by winding the crown. There is, how­ever, no need to worry about forgetting; the power reserve display on the dial is a trusty reminder. The Portofino Hand- Wound Big Date is available in white gold or red gold exclusively from IWC bou­tiques.

The Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date is available in white gold with a slate-coloured dial, rhodium-plated hands and indices and a black leather strap.  The red-gold version comes with a silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and indices, as well as a dark brown leather strap. The top-quality leather straps by Italian shoe manufacturer Santoni is custom-made exclusively for IWC Schaffhausen.

IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868 with a clear focus on technology and development. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design.