IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Midsize Automatic J
The opulent design and slightly smaller case of the Portofino Automatic 37 are a source of delight for devotees of timeless wristwatches. A red alligator leather strap from Santoni was selected for the stainless-steel model with 66 diamonds on the bezel and a silver-plated dial. The precious stones of exceptionally high quality give the watch a radiance of its own, while the design itself remains sleek and simple. The fine sun-pattern finish on the dial reflects light in a myriad of different ways, while the polished surfaces of the case give the watch an opulent style of its own. In addition to the hour, minute and seconds hands, the watch, which is water-resistant to 3 bar, also features a rapid-advance date display. All of these functions are powered by the 35111-calibre mechanical automatic movement.
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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 ...