IWC will present two brand new Portofino models in 2011, with the flagship of the range being the new Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days (Ref. 5101). Available in rose gold or steel, the new Portofino Eight Days displays the date and power reserve on the dial, while the cal. 59210 movement is visible from the back. That movement is a variant of IWC’s admired cal. 5000 automatic 8 days movement. This new addition to the Portofino line turns the Portofino line from an afterthought into a serious contender in the overall IWC line-up.
The other new Portofino model is the Portofino Dual Time (Ref. 3610). Both the current models in the Portofino line-up, the Chronograph and Automatic, will be revamped for 2011. In addition, all Portofino watches will be available with the optional Milanese mesh bracelet as well. And the two new models, the Eight Days and Dual Time, will also be presented on antiqued leather straps made by Italian shoemaker Santoni. – SJX
Above: The new cal. 59210 of the Portofino Eight DaysBack to top.