IWC Schaffhausen are continuing their winning ways in the horology department with the release of two new designs for their Portofino collection.
Unveiled at the 2015 Watch and Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong recently, the latest pieces include a new feature called the Portofino Hand-Wound Day & Date. Aiming for a blend of function and aesthetics, the new feature includes a large date and day display to showcase the timeless elegance of the Portofino collection. A new power reserve display also fits in nicely alongside the seconds display at 6 o’clock to form the perfect trifecta on the dial.
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Moving to the top, the watch sees a large date counter driven by a pair of synchronised discs. With the timepiece fully wound, wearers can expect eight days of movement or 192 hours of precise run time.
The Portofino Hand-Wound Day & Date timepieces will be available in stainless steel with a silver plated dial, rhodium-plated hands and indices, and a black leather strap from Santoni – an IWC exclusive leather from the world renowned Italian shoemaker. The red gold version will come with a stunning slate-coloured dial, gold-plated hands and 18 carat red gold indices together with a brown leather strap from Santoni.
The stainless steel version (Ref. IWC516201) will retail for $18,900 whilst the red gold version (IWC516203) will sell for $33,200.