Today we have increases to two of IWC’s most well-known watch families – the Portuguese and the Portofino – from the Watches&Wonders reasonable in Hong Kong. Both are basic hand-wound models that highlights clean dials, in-house developments, and pleasant wrapping up. While much of IWC’s work the previous few years appears to have been put behind its game watches, these are the advanced partners to the exemplary IWC dress watches of the 50s and 60s.
This year for IWC is the time of the Ingenieur, with the whole family having gotten a gigantic update at SIHH in January. However, IWC likewise gave the Portuguese chronograph an in-house development in the Portuguese Chronograph Classic ( entire Week on the Wrist review here ) , and now we have two additional updates for you.
Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days
The first is a new interpretation of the fundamental Portuguese, the Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days. Somely, this is a mixing of the best components of the Portuguese Hand-Wound (Ref. 5454) and the Portuguese Automatic (Ref. 5001). You have the huge 8-day (192 hour) power hold that is like the 7-days you’ll discover in the ref. 5001, just as likewise having an in-house development with a date. Yet, similar to the ref. 5454 you get a more controlled dial design and hand-winding, which gives the wearer a more substantial association with the multi day power reserve.
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days, Stainless Steel With Black Dial
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days, Red Gold With Silver Dial
The Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days comes in both red gold (20,000 CHF) and treated steel (10,500 CHF), with silvered or dark dial alternatives. All models have the hands and applied numerals you’re accustomed to seeing from the Portuguese family. The power hold pointer is covered up however, housed on the in-house type 59215 development itself, which you can see through the sapphire caseback. Not at all like with numerous 43mm watches, the development truly rounds out the case pleasantly here.
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date
We likewise have the Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date, a not-divergent partner to the Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days. Despite the fact that the development actually includes a physically wound eight-day power save, the type 59230 additionally has a major date complication at 12 o’clock that uses two plates. Stylishly, it especially looks like the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days (Ref. 5101), yet with the expansion of this enormous date taking focus stage.
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date, Red Gold With Silver Dial
Also, in contrast to the ref. 5101, this watch will be accessible just in white gold (24,000 CHF) and red gold (23,000 CHF), and just at IWC boutiques. Record and silver-plated dial alternatives are accessible and red accents embellish both on the power save marker at 9 o’clock and the auxiliary seconds dial at 6 o’clock. At 45mm it’s surely enormous, however this allows the dial to remain pleasantly scattered and legible.
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