IWC is widely known for its top-quality pilot/aviation timepieces and its use of titanium in watchmaking. IWC has been identified as a pioneer in the watchmaking industrial sector perpetrated to environmental sustainability since the early 2000s. The motto of IWC is Probus Scafusia, a Latin phrase that means “good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen” and was created in 1903. IWC publishes a customer journal, Watch International, four times a year. This publication is coming in three languages: German, English, and French. The magazine contains feature pieces about IWC as well as many other articles.

For over three decades, the casually chic Portofino has embodied the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle as well as the embodiment of oversimplification and great taste. The following watches are in the classic IWC Portofino collection that is highly recommended to own this 2021.

1.Portofino Automatic IW356517

This 40 mm IWC Portofino Automatic ref IW356517 features a stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, and a 20 mm black alligator leather strap. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 42 hours.

2.Portofino Automatic IW356501

This 40 mm Automatic ref IW356501 attributes a stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, central hacking seconds, and 20 mm black alligator leather strap. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 42 hours. A watch of elegance and simplicity.

3.Portofino Automatic IW356505

This 40 mm Automatic ref IW356505 attributes a stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, central hacking seconds, and 20 mm Milanaise mesh stainless steel bracelet. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 42 hours.

 

4.Portofino Automatic IW356502

This 40 mm Automatic ref IW356502 features a stainless steel case, black dial, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, central hacking seconds, and a 20 mm black alligator leather strap. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 42 hours.

5.Portofino Automatic IW356506

This 40 mm Automatic ref IW356506 features a stainless steel case, black dial, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, central hacking seconds, and a 20 mm Milanaise mesh stainless steel bracelet. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 42 hours.

6.Portofino Automatic IW356523

This 40 mm Portofino Automatic ref IW356523 features a stainless steel case, blue dial, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, central hacking seconds, and a 20 mm black alligator leather strap. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 42 hours.

7.Portofino Automatic Edition “1881 Heritage Boutique” IW356524

This 40 mm Automatic Edition “1881 Heritage Boutique” ref IW356524 features an 18 ct 5N gold case, silver-plated dial, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, central hacking seconds, and 20 mm dark brown alligator leather strap. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 42 hours.

This casual yet exquisite three-hand timepiece is exclusively available at IWC’s boutique in Hong Kong’s 1881 Heritage building. For many years, the Marine Police headquarters was housed in this iconic Victorian building, which is also engraved on the case back. This area has a strong tradition with timekeeping; from 1885 to 1907, a ball mounted in the Time Ball Tower was dropped every day at 1 p.m. sharp, enabling the ships in the wharf to readjust their chronometers to a tenth of a second.

8.Portofino Chronograph IW391031

This 42 mm Chronograph ref IW391031 features a stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, Chronograph function with hours, minutes, and seconds, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, small hacking seconds, and 20 mm black alligator leather strap. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 44 hours.

9.Portofino Chronograph IW391036

This 42 mm ref IW391036 features a stainless steel case, blue dial, Chronograph function with hours, minutes, and seconds, date display, sapphire glass with convex and antireflective coating on both sides, small hacking seconds, and 20 mm black alligator leather strap. It has a water resistance of up to 3 bar and a power reserve of 44 hours.

In A Nutshell

The Portofino family effectively blends the simplicity of Mediterranean living with unpretentious high fashion and elegant design. The Portofino Automatic on a black alligator leather strap is alternatively accessible with a stainless steel Milanaise mesh bracelet and striking gold hands on a silver-plated dial. The time is reliably ticked away by the solid, mechanical automatic movement. The 4o mm stainless-steel case evenly rounded sides make it look even skinnier. The sun-pattern finish on the dial adds to the opulence of these vintage pieces. Chronographs have had a firm location in this family since 1988.

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