The models of the IWC Portofino collection
Portofino models by IWC blend in beautifully with the picturesque coast of Portofino. But that does not mean that they can’t be worn in every imaginable environment. Be it a casual look, business suit, or elegant three-piece suit: the IWC Portofino is never just a simple accessory. It adds a dash of pure elegance to any outfit and perfectly complements any ensemble.
Many clients and enthusiasts of the IWC brand view the Portofino as an interesting and often affordable alternative to the famous Portuguese. Thanks to its classic design, excellent workmanship, and a price in the first time buyer’s range, the watches of the IWC Portofino collection are popular choices for a first-time watch purchase. Among the seven current models of the IWC Portofino, any watch aficionado can easily discover a personal favourite.
The IWC Portofino Automatic
The Portofino Automatic (Ref. IW 3565) is classic among the Portofino family. It is comprised of a 40mm case and is defined by simple elegance. The design of the dial is puristic, with three hands and a small date display. The case of the watch, available in steel (e.g. Ref. IW 356501), rose gold (e.g. Ref. IW356504), or white gold (Ref. IW356514), appears simple and refined while emanating an aura of timeless beauty. The back of the case is engraved with a panoramic view of the Portofino harbour, ensuring that the wearer can always be reminded of the joie de vivre of the charming seaport.
The IWC Portofino Chronograph
The chronograph model of the IWC Portofino (Ref. IW391001, Ref. IW391008, or Ref. IW391020) is perfect for those who want a classic wristwatch that includes a stopwatch function. In a way, the IWC Portofino Chronograph is reminiscent of 1960s sports cars, as the design of the watch evokes the look of a cockpit while the chronograph display adds yet another distinctive sportive note. As for the wristband, IWC offers the choice between classic alligator leather or timeless Milanese mesh bracelets.
The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date
The Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date (Ref. IW5161) represents a reinterpretation of the well-known face of the Portofino, refreshed with a digital date window. The double-digit display on the dial is easy to read and blends wonderfully with the overall design of the watch. Whether in rose gold (Ref. IW516102) or white gold (Ref. IW516101), the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date exudes distinguished elegance in every aspect. IWC pays tribute to horologist tradition with a hand-wound movement and accentuates the classic character of the watch family.
The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days
To hand-wind a watch is a very special and therapeutic moment for many watch enthusiasts. The Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days (Ref. IW5101) is an extraordinary example of a hand-wound watch, as it only has to be wound once a week. Many IWC clientele see it as the flagship of the Portofino collection. It is made to stand out with its noble appearance and first-class mechanics. The Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days is available with a case made of rose gold (e.g. Ref. IW510104) or steel (e.g. Ref. IW510106), whereas the wristband is comprised of an exclusive alligator leather bracelet by Santoni.
The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic
The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (Ref. IW511102) represents a successful merger of classic style elements with the tradition of watchmaking. The timepiece simply delights with both its design and technology. The outwardly understated watch houses a hand-wound IWC calibre 59060. This first-class movement can be admired through the exquisite sapphire crystal bottom of the watch. Whether in stainless steel (Ref. IW511102) or rose gold (Ref. IW511101), the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic embodies a versatile and timeless feel, and is widely admired by experts of fine watchmaking.
The IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic
With a moderate size of 37mm, the Portofino Midsize Automatic (Ref. IW4581) is especially well-suited for delicate wrists and is often worn as a ladies’ watch. It is a classic three-hand timepiece, which combines puristic design with luxurious elements. Both the dial and the case are available in a variety of designs. Therefore, one can choose between four different versions of rose gold (e.g. Ref. IW458106) and six different versions of stainless steel (e.g. Ref. IW458102). The wristband is also available in elegant alligator leather or Milanese steel mesh. Prices will vary depending on differing versions.
The IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase
The pure elegance of the Portofino collection meets artful mechanics with the IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase (Ref. IW4590). The watch is comprised of a distinctive moon phase complication and is available in stainless steel (Ref. IW459001), white gold (Ref. IW459004), or rose gold (e.g. Ref. IW459002). The classy mother-of-pearl dial in white (e.g. Ref. IW459005) or black (Ref. IW459003), lends a special air of class to the watch. The moon phase display is distinctively encircled by a sleek diamond-studded dial, and the moon seems to illuminate a star-speckled night sky.
The IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night
Day turns to night and one timezone easily transforms into the next: for many people, especially business associates, constant travel is part of everyday life. Especially tailored to the needs of jetsetters, the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night (Ref. IW459101 and Ref. IW459102) allows its wearer to keep an eye on a second time zone with the help of a blue 24-hour hand. The bezel, set with diamonds, and a mother-of-pearl dial, grant the watch a distinguished air. Luxurious materials also contribute to the steep price of the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, but this is quickly forgotten with a quick glance at the high-class timepiece.