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New Release: New Jubilee Edition Portofino Models for IWC’s 150th Anniversary

by Frank Chuo on January 18, 2018

IWC Schaffhausen has 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.

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.

 

Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition “150 Years”

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.

Portofino Chronograph Edition “150 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 watch also features a date and day display, as well as small hacking seconds.

Portofino Automatic Edition “150 Years”

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)

Both watches come in a 40 mm x 9.3 mm case that is both contemporary in size and elegant in stature.

Technical Specifications

 Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Edition “150 Years”

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 (Ref. IW516407)/350 watches (Ref. IW516405/IW516406)
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 Ref. IW516407: 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 Automatic Edition “150 Years” 
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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