Q-La Wrote:... For me the curved hands of the new Portofino is very pleasing, almost muscular and organic in its change of shape. I can also tell the shapes of the hour and minute hand differ though subtly. The result is of course the subtle yet dynamic dials we are seeing, which have received many praises as I know so far. ...
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Q-La Wrote:Greetins fellow watch lovers. There are watches that you can tell time with a quick glance and there are some that will take you longer to read, I am fine with both. There are of course watches designed with the hours located on quarters less of a full circles, don't they not all tell time with their own ways. Do you need a watch that can give you the time with the least attention? Or do you admire the dial and take note leisurely. For me the curved hands of the new Portofino is very pleasing, almost muscular and organic in its change of shape. I can also tell the shapes of the hour and minute hand differ though subtly. The result is of course the subtle yet dynamic dials we are seeing, which have received many praises as I know so far. So. If you want a dial that give you very quick 'in your face' readability, may be the new Portofino is not for you. I am sure for some and probably including myself, will be very much concerned with what the dial also 'says'; if the scale looks bad when the hands are a lot shorter when not touching the markers while keeping its characteristic curve, I cannot agree to buy it. I do not think this a case of design fault comparable to vehicle components because whether the hands design in this way are hard to said to be a functional error as long as there are no standards saying you have to be able to read time within certain seconds. On the other hand, visual appeal and the linguistic meaning beyond are functions themselves for certain categories of products. Lastly, Portofino has never been a fast city, right?Regards,Q (I have a postgraduate degree in design but this is just my opinion of course)
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Sunflower Wrote:Thank you for your comment, Q-LA, I quoted the part that struck me most. Awaiting the Portofino 8 days handwound tomorrow, I find your description very fitting. Seeing the watch live is everything: while I saw it running for about a quarter of an hour last week, it never occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to read the time, but the sheer beauty of the design got to me along your arguments. So I hope to enjoy this beauty unaltered for a long, long time.Kind regards,Paul
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manishkuki Wrote:CW - Like most I do agree with your point of view. Primary function is to know the time & be able to read it asap. I think designers at IWC will definitely take your suggestions seriously. Its a wonderful watch though.
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