Aesthetically pleasing and incredibly accurate, the latest IWC Schaffhausen timepieces from its Portofino collection are something to behold. For over 30 years, Portofino watches have been celebrated as classic Italian-style timepieces that are highly complex in nature yet modest in appearance. To extend the popular collection, the Swiss watchmaker has released two stunning new models: the Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Retrograde and the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase. Both watches are equipped with an eight-day power reserve and dark brown alligator leather straps specially crafted by Santoni.
The new Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Retrograde
The Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Retrograde is the first model in the collection to feature a tourbillon, a complication which allows the watch to achieve to-the-second precision as the mechanism continually rotates to counteract the pull of gravity. It also includes a retrograde date display, which moves from the first to the last day of every month in a small arc.
The Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase, on the other hand, was created as a tribute to one of the collection’s original pieces, the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase (Reference 5251) from 1984. The remarkable
This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Town&Country.