The new Midsize collection now makes the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen attractive to watch lovers who prefer a slightly smaller timepiece.
The Portofino collection has been an expression of understatement and good taste for 30 years. Thanks to its puristic, timeless design, the watch family has established itself as one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most successful families and is equally popular with both men and women. The new Midsize collection now makes the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen attractive to watch lovers who prefer a slightly smaller timepiece. To mark its introduction, IWC created the slogan “The Portofino series by IWC. The daily enjoyment of wearing a little gold.”
The new Portofino Midsize models reflect a long tradition and open up a wider international market for the Portofino collection, where the classic watch line is made more interesting for customers with slimmer wrists. IWC is featuring three new 37-millimetre models in 17 different versions for the Portofino Midsize collection: the Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase, the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, and the Portofino Midsize Automatic.
Portofino Midsize Automatic
The Portofino Midsize Automatic comes in four red-gold and six stainless-steel versions, each of which is available with a diamond-set bezel or a slightly more understated variation with 12 jewels on the dial. The meticulously finished mirror-polished case surfaces lend these timepieces a real air of exclusivity, as does the sun-pattern finish on the dials, which makes the light appear to move around in circles when the watch is tilted from side to side. Another eye-catching feature on the new Midsize models is the slightly raised inner circle on the dial, which adds structure and depth to the watch face. In addition to the hour, minute and seconds hands, the Portofino Midsize Automatic also features a rapid-advance date display. All of these functions are powered by the 35111-calibre mechanical automatic movement. Pulling out the crown stops the central hacking seconds hand, and the sapphire glass has antireflective coating on both sides to guarantee a clear view of the display. Alligator leather straps from Santoni in delicate nuances of colour complement the dial and case of nine of the models perfectly, while one model features a Milanaise mesh bracelet. Each timepiece is also available with an elegant 1960s style Milanaise bracelet in high-quality stainless steel or 18-caratred gold. “Milanaise” is the name used to describe bracelets woven from fine wire that fit snugly around the wearer’s wrist.