Launched in 1984, the Portofino is IWC’s interpretation of a classical, fashionable but understated unisex watch assortment. The minimalist spherical case design of the Portofino household can hint its lineage to the Seventies when IWC made a pocket watch primarily based on a big Lépine motion. Mixed with clear, uncluttered dials, the Portofino has earned the a lot sought-after distinction of being timeless. Right now, IWC introduces a brand new 39mm stainless-steel mannequin with a date complication displayed in a sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Meet the Portofino Computerized Pointer Date.
Though it may not be as iconic as IWC’s Portugieser or Pilot’s watch collections, the Portofino has a definite set of design options that consolidate its enticing persona. The straightforward spherical circumstances and straight, skinny lugs are definitely one function, however so are the extra just lately launched elongated Roman numerals mixed with traditional indices and stylish leaf-shaped arms that give the dial its purity. Following the introduction of a 39mm case in 2021, the brand new Portofino Computerized Pointer Date is available in a flexible 39mm case diameter.
The Portofino Computerized Pointer Date is a novelty and marks the primary time a Portofino is fitted with a date indication in a sub-counter at 6 o’clock; till now, Portofino date fashions featured the perform in a window at 3 o’clock. A much more elegant answer than a date window, the pointer date is displayed in a recessed sub-dial with a snailed monitor internet hosting the numerals. The odd numbers are black, except for 31, which is crimson, and are indicated by a small blued leaf-shaped hand that jumps to the subsequent day each evening round midnight.
The graceful silver-plated dial is traditional Portofino with utilized gold-plated indices and a Roman numeral XII indicated by leaf-shaped hour and minute arms and a central seconds hand. The peripheral minute monitor, just like the pointer date, options black markings and numerals and a crimson 60.
A traditional 39mm polished Portofino case with a peak of 10.8mm and straight lugs homes the motion, which is hidden beneath a sealed caseback. The closed again, the specs and the value, point out that the calibre 35160 is most definitely primarily based on a Sellita automated SW300 with a slim 3.60mm peak, a frequency of 28,800vph, a 50-hour energy reserve and hacking seconds.
Availability & Worth
The IWC Portofino Computerized Pointer Date (ref. IW359201) comes with an informal brown calfskin strap with an built-in quick-change system. Obtainable from February 2023 at IWC boutiques, authorised retail companions and on-line at IWC.com, the watch retails for CHF 5,400 (incl. tax).