Although the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer is known for its big watches, the new Portofino Midsize Automatic Watch proves that IWC equally pays attention to small-sized timepieces.
Portofino Midsize Automatic is the simple and elegant three-hand watch that is housed in a slightly smaller case which measures 37mm in diameter and 9mm in thickness. The watch is available in ten different timelessly designed versions, each of them encrusted with diamond-set bezels or dials to attract potential buyers with a distinct note of luxury and elegance.
Four of the new Portofino Midsize Automatic timepieces are crafted from 18-karat red gold and the remaining six models are made of stainless steel. Each of them features a polished surface of the case, which gives the watches an opulent style.
The watch is a part of the Portofino Midsize collection that consists of three main ranges: Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase and Portofino Midsize Automatic which is the most basic model in this collection.
Portofino Midsize Automatic Watch is powered with the Caliber 35111 mechanical movement that is capable to store energy to keep the watch working for at least 42 hours when fully wound. The self-winding mechanism is built on 25 jewels.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a fine sun-pattern finished dial which reflects light in a myriad of different ways. The dial comprises Roman numerals 6 and 12 and indices, either steel or red gold. There is also a small date window which is located at the 3 o’clock position. Some dials are encrusted with round diamonds accenting the hour markers at the end of the dial or with a full diamond-set bezel.
IWC also offered a wide range of wristlets, from differently colored alligator leather straps to an on-trend Milanaise mesh bracelet.
Three stainless steel models feature silver-plated dials and there is a choice among the models with diamond-set bezels and the one that features 12 diamonds on its dial (their referent numbers are IW458103, IW458101 and IW458109). The first one sports a dark brown alligator leather strap, the second one is attached to a lighter brown strap, while the third model boasts a striking red strap.
The same choices are with three models with ardoise dials (their referent numbers are IW458102, IW458104 and IW458110), only here you can choose between gray and black alligator leather straps, while the third model comes with Milanese mesh bracelet.
IWC also offers four red gold models. Two of them feature silver-plated dials (their referent numbers are IW458105 and IW458107). There is a choice between orange and lilac-colored alligator leather straps. The remaining two red gold variants sport ardoise dials and there is a choice among dark brown and black alligator leather straps (their referent numbers are IW458106 and IW458108).
Each version of the new Portofino Midsize Automatic Watch has its own charme and it will definitely find its way to the future wearer who seeks puristic, yet luxury design.