Today’s Haute Living Watch of the Day is the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days by IWC.
This timepiece is part of the Portofino Collection and is equipped with a mechanical, hand-wound calibre 59210 movement with an 8-day power reserve. The case of the Portofino is 45 mm and is shown here in stainless steel with a beautiful silvered dial.
Functions of this timepiece include hours and minutes, small hacking seconds, a power reserve display and a date display window at the 3 o’clock position.
The IWC Portofino Hand-wound Eight Days is water-resistant to 3 bar and is featured here on an alligator leather strap created by Santoni.
On the dial side, we have a two-register layout with running seconds at 6 o’clock and, unique to this movement, a joint totalizer for chronograph minutes and hours in 12 o’clock. The familiar way of displaying the hours and moments makes reading the elapsed chronograph time simpler and much more intuitive. In the pictures here, by way of instance, the elapsed time will be 10 hours, 9 minutes, and 23 minutes. The dial is completed by means of a railroad track chapter ring, date window, employed Arabic numeral indicators, and tasteful minute and hour leaf-shaped hands.The color of the indexes and hands differ and are made to contrast with the dial color. The stainless-steel with silver dial has blue indicators with heat-blued steel hands, while the blue dial has polished steel palms with silver indicators. The rose-gold view, naturally, has gold hands and indicators. This is the most noticeable change from the predecessor which had silver indicators and hour and minute hands on a silver dial. This shift is definitely an improvement and enhances the aesthetics and, more importantly, the legibility of this dial.While that the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic ships using an alligator leather strap, black for stainless steel variations and brown for rose-gold, it’s very likely to also pair well with more casual straps making it a versatile daily wearer that plays nicely with both formal and more casual attire.The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Iwc Portofino Watches For Sale Replica is not an overhaul of its predecessor, however an update which brings more refinement and allows all of the design components to operate together harmoniously. The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic is currently available for a cost of $12,100 for both stainless steel variants and $20,100 for its rose gold version.