IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (SIHH 2015)

by Guillaume V - 20/12/2014

A few weeks only before the SIHH 2015, IWC presents a new model in its Portofino collection. The newcomer goes by the usual codes of sleekness and timeless elegance of the house. Meet the Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic.

Mechanically, the Portofino Hand-Wounded Pure Classic is powered by the 59060 movement - manufactured by IWC. After a complete winding, it offers a comfortable power reserve of 8 days (192 hours). The clear case back makes it possible to watch the movement - including the balance wheel as well as 2 bridges engraved with Côtes de Genève. It is on the lower bridge that you will find the display of the power reserve that will enable you to know when it’s time to wind the watch.

As far as its looks are concerned, there are no unnecessary embellishment for this timepiece with only 2 hands (hours & minutes). The dial is easy to read, the case design is simple and its general is more elegant, as a consequence. The burnished leather strap, with an orange lining also in leather, is made by the Italian manufacture Santoni exclusively for IWC.

The Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic is available in 2 versions - not limited -described below and are only sold through selected IWC boutiques.

IWC Portorfino Hand-Wound Pure Classic, Red Gold

Features :

  • Ref. IW511101
  • Round red gold, 43.5 mm diameter, 12 mm thick case
  • Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Silver dial
  • Clear sapphire-glass case back
  • Water resistance 3 bar Hours
  • Hours, Minutes, Power reserve (at the back), caliber 59060 (automatic winding, 36 jewels - 28.800 alt/h - 168h of power reserve)
  • Dark brown alligator leather strap (Santoni), red gold pin-bucke
  • Recommended Retail Price for France* = 16700 euros (available in non limited edition, exclusively in selected IWC shops)

IWC Portorfino Hand-Wound Pure Classic, Steel

Features :

  • Ref. IW511102
  • Round Steel, 43.5 mm diameter, 12 mm thick case
  • Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Silver dial
  • Clear sapphire-glass case back
  • Water resistance 3 bar Hours
  • Hours, Minutes, Power reserve (at the back), caliber 59060 (automatic winding, 36 jewels - 28.800 alt/h - 168h of power reserve)
  • Black alligator leather strap (Santoni), Steel pin-bucke
  • Recommended Retail Price for France* = 8,600 euros (available in non limited edition, exclusively in selected IWC shops)