IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Handwound
The unique charm of the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days lies in the fact that its owner can choose a fixed weekday for winding it. Due to the IWC-manufactured 59210 caliber movement, winding it once will supply the timepiece with all the energy it needs to run for a whole week. In addition to the elaborate mechanics, it is also the timelessly elegant dial design that adds to the popularity of this classic piece. The applied indices and the Roman “12”, the small second, the power reserve indicator, and the date display, create a balanced and harmonious appearance. An IWC first, the strap made from grey suede blends perfectly with the slate-coloured dial and the stainless steel case. Thanks to the soft surface, the calfskin suede is not only visually attractive, but also comfortable to wear.
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 ...