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29 Nov

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IWC Portofino

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IWC Portofino Chronograph is the luxury watch that adds a sporty touch to the much sought after Portofino collection due to its exquisitely designed push-buttons that remind us of the cockpit of the classic ‘60s Italian sports automobiles. The Portofino is actually a tribute to the vintage years when style, extravagance and distinction were defining characteristics for the rich and sophisticated.

The IWC Portofino series was launched more than 25 years ago and its most distinctive elements were the classical case, the simple black or silver dials and the leaf-shaped hands. One of the newest versions offers a slightly more complex dial layout that inspires the same elegance and distinction as the vintage Portofino models. The white dial features two rectangular windows located at the 3 o’clock position. One shows the days of the week and the other one shows the date. These are placed one next to the other. Above there is the “IWC” name in black color and below it there is the name “SCHAFFHAUSEN” also in black.

Portofino Chronograph

This timeless design is beautifully complemented by three small dials. One is located at the 6 o’clock position and it includes indexes for 12 hours, the second one is located at the 9 o’clock position and it shows 60 seconds and the third one is located at 12 o’clock and it counts 30 minutes. On the main dial there are silver applied hour markers shaped as very slim and long lines except for the 12 and 6 o’clock indexes that are represented by Roman numerals.

Over this understated dial there is a convex sapphire crystal that is resistant to daily wear and scratches. Furthermore, the IWC Portofino comes with a Swiss made automatic movement that has a 44 hours power reserve. This extremely precise and durable mechanism is embodied by a 42 mm case manufactured from solid stainless steel that has been artfully finished and polished by skilled artisans.

The IWC Portofino is one of the most distinctive luxury watches on the market. Its dial is intricate, but refined. The polished applied stainless steel hands and markers match elegantly with the mild white dial, creating a spectacular duo. Intriguingly, the VI and XII indexes have been cut in two so the VI resembles more with a III and the XII with a VII. And despite the fact that the stainless steel case has been spectacularly designed with classy round shapes, our full attention is stolen by this gracefully constructed dial layout.

One of the best assets of the IWC Portofino is that it feels incredibly comfortable when it is worn. The watch comes with a luxurious brown crocodile strap that features a buckle and pin. Designed just like a vintage buckle strap and with a 2 mm thickness, this band is simply divine.

The IWC Portofino fascinates due to its perfect balance between simple classic shapes and complexly modern functionality. It suggests a fascinating bold personality that goes from vintage to contemporary in an instance.  By all means, it is a timeless watch and wearing it is a truly lush experience.

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14 May

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IWC Ingenieur Automatic

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Elegance meets high quality materials and a reputation for crafting some of the best watches in the world in this amazing IWC Ingenieur Automatic Vintage. The watch bears a simple design, making it the perfect gift for someone who appreciates classic watch models. The color pattern, with the light brown dial and the darker brown alligator…

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06 Jan

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IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar

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The IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar is one of the most unique and complex watches ever built. The technological aspect of this watch is equally matched by its looks, this being a very rough but beautiful time piece. The predominant color of the watch is black giving it its simple imposing and strong look. The…

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04 Dec

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IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium

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The IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium is a striking time piece in both looks and watch making craftsmanship. It has a powerful presence and a unique design. The key thing about this watch is the titanium case, a metal that is very comfortable, being non allergic and very light while being practically indestructible the color scheme is striking, the usual grey metal in this case titanium with the black dial…

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01 Oct

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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

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Ever since 1967, when the Aquatimer Chronograph saw the light of the day, this model has continued to be one of the references in the timepieces manufacturing industry, especially in the niche category of diving watches. Although the first edition already featured an interior rotating bezel and a 20 bar water resistance level, the contemporary…

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30 Jul

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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar

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A member of the IWC Portuguese family, Reference 5023 launched in 2009 confirms once again the Swiss company’s ability to turn science into an exquisite art and to combine high precision, innovation and cutting edge technology with distinguished elegance.

A high precision device to be used by modern explorers and a tribute to this country’s past featured by great navigators like Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias and Fernando Magellan the same time, the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar has all the features the brand’s loyal customers would expect: three perpetual calendar sub-dials (one for the months at 6 o’clock, a second one indicating the days of the week at 9 o’clock and a third one for the date at 3 o’clock), a rectangular four-digit year display and a very precise moon phase display at 12 o’clock.

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