IWC Schaffhausen has added a new masterpiece to the Portofino series with new complications. The Portofino hand-wound day-of-the-week calendar watch combines two advanced watchmaking complications with a large date and day display, making it an extremely practical and innovative timepiece.
‘Creating a watch with both functionality and elegance and a minimalist design has always been the purpose of IWC,’ said Georges Kern, the chief executive of IWC, describing the new family of Portofino watches. Said members. The designers and watchmakers of IWC have combined the large date with the day of the week in the Portofino hand-wound day-of-the-week calendar watch (model: IW516201 / IW516203), thus creating an aesthetically beautiful Highly practical classic watch. The Portofino hand-wound day-of-the-week calendar watch is equipped with a newly developed IWC-manufactured 59220-made self-made movement, revealing the timeless elegance of the Portofino series.
New watchmaking engineering innovation integrated into Portofino
With a large date, day of the week, and power reserve display, as well as a small second hand at the ‘6 o’clock’ position, the dial provides many convenient functions for the wearer. Despite its many features, the latest member of this Portofino watch family retains the elegance and understated look inherent in the Portofino collection. The two large digits at the ’12 o’clock’ position on the dial are located on two synchronously running discs to display the date at a glance. One display dial represents the tens digit of the date as a number between 0 and 3, and the second display dial represents the tens digit of the date as a number between 0 and 9. The perfect synchronization of the two display dials is completed by the IWC-manufactured 59220 movement. The day of the week on the dial is directly connected to the date advancement mechanism. Two overlapping elastic push pointers draw energy from the barrel during the day. By midnight, the two push pointers have obtained enough energy. On the one hand, they can advance the date conversion, and on the other hand, they can push the seven-tooth star-shaped gear. The push of the gear moves the day indicator to the next day. After the eight-day power reserve movement is fully wound, it can ensure a complete 192 hours of accurate time without additional winding; after eight days, the wearer needs to enter the new power by rotating the crown. When should the winding be read from the power reserve display on the dial. The watch movement is modern in design, with large bridges decorated with Geneva stripes and plywood with beaded patterns, through the transparent sapphire glass back.
Selection of stainless steel and red gold watches
The Portofino hand-wound day-of-the-week watch is available in stainless steel (model: IW516201) with a silver-plated dial, rhodium-plated hands and indexes, and a black Santoni alligator strap. The red gold model (model: IW516203) has a rock grey dial, gold-plated hands and 18K red gold indexes, and a brown Santoni alligator leather strap. The world-renowned Italian shoe manufacturer Santoni has exclusively created high-quality leather straps for IWC. In the complicated processing steps, each of the carefully-made Santoni straps has been given a unique quaint appearance at the factory, and the hue and gloss are also unique. This process makes the leather seem to have been used carefully for many years, but it is completely new in the world. Another iconic feature of the Santoni strap is the orange leather lining on the inside of the strap. The beauty and glamour of the Mediterranean atmosphere is blended into the perfect handcrafted skills of watches and straps.
Portofino Hand-Wound Day Calendar
Model: IW516201﹒ / IW516203
Technical characteristics: mechanical movement, manual winding, balance wheel without trimmer, 4 gold trim screws on the rim of the balance wheel, Breguet hairspring, small second hand with stop device, large date display, week display Power reserve display.
Vibration frequency: 28800 times per hour / 4 Hz
Gems: 30 pieces
Power reserve: 8 days (192 hours)
Winding up: manual winding
Material: Model IW516201: stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, rhodium-plated hands and graduations, black Santoni alligator leather strap, stainless steel pin buckle.
Model IW516203: 18K red gold case, rock grey dial, gold-plated hands and 18K red gold scale, brown Santoni alligator strap, 18K red gold pin buckle.
Mirror: Double-sided anti-reflective arched sapphire glass
Water resistance: 3 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Case thickness: 13 mm