Schaffhausen, 15 January 2018 – IWC Schaffhausen unveiled three limited-edition Portofino models at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva as part of the Jubilee collection to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary. The Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase comes in gold and stainless steel with a white or blue lacquered dial. The Portofino Chronograph and the Portofino Automatic are also available in the distinctive anniversary design.
For more than 30 years, the Portofino line has been one of the most popular IWC watch families. It is now welcoming three new additions in this anniversary year. All three models feature the design of the Jubilee collection. They boast dials produced using a complex lacquering process in white or blue.
The Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 5164) combines a classic Portofino Hound-Wound Eight Days with a moon phase display. A total of 150 watches are available in red gold and 350 in stainless steel:
– 18-carat red gold, blue dial with lacquered finish, gold-plated hands (Ref. IW516407)
– Stainless steel, blue dial with lacquered finish, rhodium-plated hands (Ref. IW516405)
– Stainless steel, white dial with lacquered finish, blued hands (Ref. IW516406)
The first version is the only gold watch in the Jubilee collection with a blue dial. The hands, as well as the moon and stars in the moon phase display, have been gold-plated to match. The moon and stars are rhodium-plated on the models with a stainless steel case. With the IWC-manufactured 59800 calibre, a moon phase module has been added to the 59000-calibre family that will deviate from the actual cycle of the moon by just 1 day after 122 years.
The Portofino Chronograph Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 3910) is a special interpretation of the popular chronograph in an anniversary design. Two limited-edition models are available, each restricted to 2,000 watches:
– Stainless steel, blue dial with lacquered finish, rhodium-plated hands (Ref. IW391023)
– Stainless steel, white dial with lacquered finish, blued hands (Ref. IW391024)
The Portofino Automatic Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 3565) is available in two limited anniversary editions, each restricted to 2,000 watches:
– Stainless steel, blue dial with lacquered finish, rhodium-plated hands (Ref. IW356518)
– Stainless steel, white dial with lacquered finish, blued hands (Ref. IW356519)
With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to environmental protection.