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Some Of The Most Featured Timepieces In the Portofino Collection

Posted by on July 27, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

IWC is well-known for making optimal-precision based timepiece for years and many of its timepieces are famous among watch enthusiasts for its unstated elegant designs. And one of the most featured collections with timeless designs is the IWC Portofino, this series is the collection of minimalistic timepiece inspired by the 1970s pocket watch and since then timeless designs became a tradition for this range.

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the technical and soft features of the most popular Portofino watches filter by our watch professionals.

Top  Portofino Watches

We filtered out some of the most featured timepieces in this collection and shall explore their unique feature.

1.    Ref IW516501-HAND-WOUND TOURBILLON RÉTROGRADE

IW516501 is the top edition in the IWC Portofino collection featuring a complicated watch feature the tourbillon which is very rare in luxury watches. This enhanced utilitarian feature requires master watchmaking skills and professionalism in the engineering. The engineers at IWC when manufacturing a  timepiece has one concept in the mind to manufacture a timepiece robust enough to withstand environmental conditions while maintaining a set of useful features in addition to its unique timeless fascinating look.

➢   Technical Data

The case of this timepiece is made of 18kt of pure gold within a diameter of 45mm featuring a waterproofness level of 3 bars.  The back of the case is featured with sapphire glass for enhanced protection and for visibility through it.  The dial of this timepiece is silver-plated.

This timepiece is featured on the top in our selection because of its flying minute tourbillon based on hacking tourbillon mechanism.

2.    Ref IW459009 -AUTOMATIC MOON PHASE 37

The Rolayistic timepiece in this series featuring 66 diamonds studded on the bezel with a moon phase complication. The case is gold plated based on the Automatic mechanism genuinely made in Schaffhausen. The moon phase feature over this timepiece is not only the showcasing Magnificient function but also a traditional one.

➢   Technical Data

The automatic movements based on 35800 versions of in-house manufactured caliber featuring more than 40 hours of power reserve time. The moon phase complication is embedded at 12 o’clock with a sapphire glass covering the overall dial. The strap is made by Santoni and based on an alligator pattern in black color, which looks fascinating with the dial.

3.    Ref IW391028- Chronograph Edition

This is one of the exclusive edition of the Portofino Chronograph collection. The overall timepiece case and bracelet is based on high-quality steel. The design of this timepiece is inspired by the 1960s version of the chronograph model with an innovative pusher and chronometers embedded in it. The Milanaise mesh bracelet is what enhances it more and make it more interactive.

➢   Technical Data

This timepiece is powered by a 75320 precision-based caliber featuring a 44 hours of power reserve based on mechanical yet automatic movement. The overall caliber is based on  240 individual components with 25 pieces of jewel. The hours, minutes and second chronometer is featured on it.

It also features waterproofness of 30 meters depth. Day and date showing mechanism is also embedded within it at 3 o’clock

4. Ref IW510102- HAND-WOUND EIGHT DAYS

The high-end timepiece in this collection featuring a long-lasting power reserve of up to 8 days. So, you don’t have to be worried about re wounding till the next week. That’s what for this timepiece is really famous. For its whole 8 days, the internal mechanism runs smoothly and precisely so there is no chance of an error occurring Basically the power reserve limit is designed for 9 days of continuously working but it is labeled as 8 days so that timepiece can run precisely and constantly even if it is not fully wound.

➢   Technical Data

The case is embedded within a diameter of 45 mm. It also features a water resistance level of 3- meters. Ref IW510102 is powered by 59210 caliber based on 30 jewels. It is one of the most-advanced manufactured movements by the brand and features 8 days of long-lasting power reserve.  There is also a power reserve indicator embedded within the dial.

The overall timepiece is based on sapphire glass crystal for enhanced protection over the environmental conditions with anti reflexive properties. This is designed by using cutting edge technology.

The dark brown alligator pattern-based strap made of pure leather, when equipped with a magnificent silver-toned dial represents a more masculine and bolder look.

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