IWC PORTOFINO MIDSIZE AUTOMATIC PORTOFINO AUTOMATIC

For 30 years, the classic elegance of the Portofino Automatic with three hands has held its own in times of ever-changing, short-lived fashion trends. With its new 37-millimetre Portofino Midsize Automatic, IWC Schaffhausen has made the company’s silent star more attractive to watch lovers with slimmer wrists. The ten models with their diamond-set bezels or dials will appeal to buyers seeking puristic design combined with timeless elegance. Three slightly larger Portofino Automaticmodels, also set with precious stones, perfectly complement the current collection.

TEN MODELS TO CATER TO EVERY TASTE

The Portofino Midsize Automatic comes in four red-gold and six stainlesssteel versions, each of which is available with a diamondset bezel or a slightly more understated variation with 12 jewels on the dial. The sparkling stones are of remarkable clarity and give the watches an exquisite feel, while the design remains sleek and simple. The meticulously finished mirrorpolished case surfaces also lend these timepieces a real air of exclusivity, as does the sun-pattern finish on the dials, which makes the light appear to move around in circles when the watch is tilted from side to side. Another eyecatching feature on the new Midsize models is the slightly raised inner circle on the dial – as seen on some members of the Ingenieur family – which adds structure and depth to the watch face. In addition to the hour, minute and seconds hands, the Portofino Midsize Automatic also features a rapidadvance date display.All of these functions are powered by the 35111calibremechanical automatic movement. Pulling out the crown stops the central hacking seconds hand, and the sapphire glass has antireflective coating on both sides to guarantee a clear view of the display. All Portofino watches are tested for waterresistance to 3 bar. Alligator leather straps from Santoni in delicate nuances of colour complement the dial and case of nine of the models perfectly, while reference IW458110 features a Milanaise mesh bracelet. Each timepiece is also available with an elegant 1960s style Milanaise bracelet in highquality stainless steel or 18caratred gold. “Milanaise” is the name used to describe braceletswoven from fine wire that fit snugly around the wearer’s wrist.

DIAMONDS FOR THE BIG PORTOFINO AUTOMATIC

Launched in 2011, the Portofino Automatic (Ref. 3565) with a 40millimetre case and date display will now be joined by three additional models in the new collection, each one featuring a bezel set with precious stones and an alligator leather strap from Santoni. With the red-gold model, the buyer has the choice between a silver-plated (Ref. IW356515) or slatecoloured (Ref. IW356516) dial. The Portofino Automatic in white gold (Ref. IW356514) is available exclusively with a silverplated dial. The mechanical 35111calibre automatic movement has a power reserve of 42 hours. The case, which is waterresistant to 3 bar, is decorated on the back with an exquisite engraving showing a view of the harbour at Portofino.

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FEATURES

Mechanical movement – Date display – Central hacking seconds

MOVEMENT

Calibre 35111

Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz

Jewels 25

Power reserve 42 h

Winding automatic

WATCH

Materials Ref. IW458101: stainlesssteel case, silverplated dial set with 12 diamonds, light brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle in stainless steel

Ref. IW458102: stainlesssteel case, slatecoloured dial set with 12 diamonds, black alligator leather strap with pin buckle in sta inless steel

Ref. IW458110: stainlesssteel case, slatecoloured dial set with 12 diamonds, Milanaise mesh bracelet in stainless steel

Ref. IW458103: stainlesssteel case set with 66 diamonds, silverplated dial, dark brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle in stainless steel

Ref. IW458104: stainlesssteel case set with 66 diamonds, slatecoloured dial, grey alligator leather strap with pin buckle in stainless steel

Ref. IW458109: stainlesssteel case set with 66 diamonds, silverplated dial, red alligator leather strap with pin buckle in stainless steel

Ref. IW458105: case in 18-carat red gold, silver-plated dial set with 12 diamonds, orange alligator leather strap with pin buckle in r ed gold

Ref. IW458106: case in 18-carat red gold, slate-coloured dial set with 12 diamonds, dark brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle in r ed gold

Ref. IW458107: case in 18-carat red gold set with 66 diamonds, silver-plated dial, lilac alligator leather strap with pin buckle in r ed gold

Ref. IW458108: case in 18-carat red gold set with 66 diamonds, slate-coloured dial, black alligator leather strap with pin buckle in r ed gold

Glass sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides

Water-resistant 3 bar

Diameter 37 mm

Case height 9 mm

 

PORTOFINO AUTOMATIC

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FEATURES

Mechanical movement – Date display – Central hacking seconds – Special engraving on the case back

MOVEMENT

Calibre 35111

Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz

Jewels 25

Power reserve 42 h

Winding automatic

WATCH

Materials Ref. IW356514: case in 18-carat white gold set with 72 diamonds, silver-plated dial, black alligator leather strap with pin buckle in w hite gold

Ref. IW356515: case in 18-carat red gold set with 72 diamonds, silver-plated dial, black alligator leather strap with pin buckle in r ed gold

Ref. IW356516: case in 18-carat red gold set with 72 diamonds, slate-coloured dial, dark brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle in r ed gold

Glass sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides

Water-resistant 3 bar

Diameter 40 mm

Case height 9.5 mm