Schaffhausen, August 22, 2017 – For more than 30 years, the Schaffhausen IWC Portofino Fino series has brought a touch of casual Italian style to the wrist. Today, this timeless and elegant watch family adds another two new members: the first Portofino Fino series of watches featuring Tourbillon’s sophisticated features – the Portofino Fino hand-wound Tourbillon retrograde watch (model number : IW516501), and Portofino hand-wound eight-day power reserve watch – Portofino Fino hand-wound moon phase watch (Model: IW5164) with the first moon phase display. In addition, the popular Portofino lunar phase automatic watch 37 (Model: 4590) also usher in the long-awaited new masterpiece.
Portofino series, born in 1984, is a continuation of IWC’s long history of classic gold watches. Among them, Portofino hand-wound moon phase watch (Model: 5251) is a well-deserved leader in the series. This elegant 46 mm watch with Lépine pocket watch as a source of inspiration, as soon as it became one of the most classic watches. Since then, the Portofino Series, the perfect blend of low-key elegance and sophisticated sophistication, has become one of the most popular watch collections of the IWC family of watches. Now, two new watches to further enrich this classic series.
For the first time, IWC introduced one of the most sophisticated sophisticated watchmaking complications to the Tourbillon Fino series, introducing the new Portofino hand-wound Tourbillon retrograde watch (model number: IW516501). The tourbillon frame, with its balance wheel, plunger and escape wheel, rotates about its axis per minute and its constant speed rotation compensates for gravity and further enhances watch accuracy. The newly developed “stop tourbillon” is to ensure that the watch’s time setting accurate to seconds. In addition, IWC further adjustment of the geometry of the plunger and the escapement wheel, but also the use of diamond-coated silicon material carefully designed to reduce friction and significantly enhance the power reserve capacity, making the watch equipped IWC 59900 Manual winding movement can provide up to 8 days of power reserve. Dial, the date of the retrograde, power reserve display and flight stop button tourbillon phase match Chang Yi. The 45mm diameter case is crafted from 18K red gold with a silver plated dial with gold-plated dial and a gold-plated insert. Through the bottom of the sapphire glass, exquisite movement design and Geneva decorations glance.At the same time, IWC for the first time the moon phase display function into Portofino manual winding eight-day power reserve watch, the new Portofino manual winding moon phase watch (model: 5164) was born, tribute Beginning in 1984, the Portofino Series Precious Timepieces (Model 5251), also equipped with a moon phase display and manual winding function, In IWC home-made movement 59800 R & D process, brand designers in the 59000 movement based on the addition of the moon phase display, only a cumulative one-day error every 122 years. This 45 mm diameter watch comes in two models: a 18K red gold case with a rockish gray dial and gold inserts (model number: IW516403), and a stainless steel case with a silvered dial and gold-plated inserts Model: IW516401). Both models have a dark brown Santoni crocodile leather strap.
In addition, Portofino lunar phase automatic watch 37 (Model: 4590) usher in the long-awaited new work. This highly sought after watch replaces the original mother-of-pearl dial with a silvered dial that is more in line with the overall style of the Portofino watch. One of the most watched one with 18K red gold case and the same material Milan mesh bracelet, inlaid with 78 diamonds (Model: IW459010). Another two dazzling new case are inlaid with 66 diamonds, dial decorated with 12 diamonds: a 18K red gold case with gold-plated pointer (Model: IW459009), the other with a stainless steel case with rhodium-plated pointer Model: IW459008). The fourth new timepiece uses a stainless steel case and gold-plated hands, accented with 12 diamonds on the dial (model number: IW459011). The last three models are all equipped with beautifully crafted Santoni crocodile leather strap.