SIHH 2018: IWC PRESENTS JUBILEE EDITION PORTOFINO MODELS

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.

SIHH 2018 novelties:  Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase "150 Years"  (Ref. 5164) Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition "150 Years" (Ref. IW516405)
SIHH 2018 novelties:  Portofino Chronograph "150 Years"  (Ref. 3910) Portofino Chronograph Edition "150 Years" (Ref. IW391024)

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)

 

SIHH 2018 novelties:  Portofino Automatic "150 Years"  (Ref. 3565) Portofino Automatic Edition "150 Years" (Ref. IW356519)

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PORTOFINO HAND-WOUND MOON PHASE EDITION “150 YEARS”

REF. IW516405 · IW516406

Features

  • Mechanical movement
  • Power reserve display 
  • Date display
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Moon phase display
  • Breguet spring
  • Jubilee medallion in 18-carat gold on back of movement
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Limited to 350 watches

 

Movement

  • IWC-manufactured calibre: 59800
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
  • Jewels: 30
  • Power reserve: 8 days (192 h)
  • Winding: Hand-wound

Watch

  • Materials:

    Ref. IW516405: Stainless steel case, blue dial with lacquered finish, white printed indices and numerals, rhodium-plated hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni

    Ref. IW516406: Stainless steel case, white dial with lacquered finish, black printed indices and numerals, blued hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni

  • Glass: Sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant: 3 bar
  • Diameter: 45 mm
  • Height: 13.2 mm

PORTOFINO HAND-WOUND MOON PHASE EDITION “150 YEARS”

Ref. IW516407

Features

  • Mechanical movement
  • Power reserve display 
  • Date display
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Moon phase display
  • Breguet spring
  • Jubilee medallion in 18-carat gold on back of movement
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Limited to 150 watches

Movement

  • IWC-manufactured calibre: 59800
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
  • Jewels: 30
  • Power reserve: 8 days (192 h)
  • Winding: Hand-wound

Watch

  • Materials: 18-carat red gold case, blue dial with lacquered finish, white printed indices and numerals, gold-plated hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni
  • Glass: Sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant: 3 bar
  • Diameter: 45 mm
  • Height: 13.2 mm

PORTOFINO CHRONOGRAPH EDITION “150 YEARS”

REF. IW391023 · IW391024

Features

  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Date and day display
  • Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Jubilee insignia engraved on case back
  • Limited to 2,000 watches each

 

Movement

  • Calibre: 79320
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
  • Jewels: 25
  • Power reserve: 44 h
  • Winding: Automatic

Watch

  • Materials:

    Ref. IW391023: Stainless steel case, blue dial with lacquered finish, white printed indices and numerals, rhodium-plated hands, black alligator leather strap

    Ref. IW391024: Stainless steel case, white dial with lacquered finish, black printed indices and numerals, blued hands, black alligator leather strap

 

  • Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant: 3 bar
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 13.6 mm

PORTOFINO AUTOMATIC EDITION “150 YEARS”

REF. IW356518 · IW356519

Features

  • Mechanical movement
  • Date display
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Jubilee insignia engraved on case back
  • Limited edition of 2,000 watches each

 

Movement

  • Calibre: 35111
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
  • Jewels: 25
  • Power reserve: 42 h
  • Winding: Automatic

Watch

  • Materials: 

    Ref. IW356518: Stainless steel case, blue dial with lacquered finish, white printed indices and numerals, rhodium-plated hands, black alligator leather strap

    Ref. IW356519: Stainless steel case, white dial with lacquered finish, black printed indices and numerals, blued hands, black alligator leather strap

 

  • Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant: 3 bar
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Height: 9.3 mm

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