IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph
The Portofino family successfully combines the ease of the Mediterranean lifestyle with understated glamour and timeless elegance. Since 1988, chronographs have had their firm place in this family. The Portofino Chronograph handles single stop times and aggregate timing up to 12 hours, bringing a sporty touch to the collection. Now, for the first time, this popular model is offered in an unlimited version with a stainless steel case and a blue dial. The slender feuille hands, as well as the applied indices and Roman numerals, are gold-plated. This watch is fitted with a hand-painted black alligator leather strap.
In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralized production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.
Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specializes in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titaniumaluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.
IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimize its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment ...