IWC: Portofino Complete Calendar & Pointer Date10 February 2023
After bringing the iconic perpetual calendar back to the Portofino line, IWC Schaffhausen presents three new models with calendar and date complications.
PORTOFINO COMPLETE CALENDAR
Presented in a 41-millimetre case size in 18-carat 5N gold or stainless steel, the Portofino Complete Calendar (Ref. 3590) is the first IWC timepiece to feature the newly developed complete calendar module. The subdial at 12 o’clock displays the day of the week and the moon phase, while the date and month are shown at 6 o’clock. The calendar module consists of 69 individual parts. Each display is driven by a separate gear train and can be adjusted independently of the others via the crown or using two two correction buttons integrated into the side of the case. The calendar only needs to be adjusted in months with less than 31 days. On the last day of the month, the date must be manually set to position 31 via the crown. All displays, including the high-precision moon phase display, will then automatically advance by one day around midnight. The calendar module is mounted on top of the IWC-manufactured 32150 calibre. This highly precise and reliable automatic movement features a pawl winding system and a power reserve of 72 hours.
One version of the Portofino Complete Calendar features a 41mm 18-carat 5N gold case, silver-plated dial and gold-plated hands combined with solid gold appliques. The watch is accompanied by a taupe calfskin strap available at the price of €. 21,100. The second model instead has a 41mm steel case combined with a silver-plated dial with gold-plated hands and appliques, and a blue calfskin strap, price €. 10,900.
PORTOFINO AUTOMATIC POINTER DATE
Finally, the third novelty is the Portofino Automatic Pointer Date with a pointer date indication in a sub counter at 6 o’clock. On the analog display, a small hand points to the current date. Every night around midnight, the pointer jumps to the new date. This classic and elegant Portofino is presented in a 39 mm stainless steel case with a silver dial and golden hands and appliques. The watch comes with a brown calfskin strap with a quick-change system and is on sale for €. 5,600.