These Timepiece Designs Are Rimmed With 78 Diamonds and Encased in Gold
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.