The idea of IWC is rooted in being unique and taking horology to another level. The International Watch Company (IWC) was established in 1868 and only very few people are aware that the brand is as old as that. However, the current IWC Portofino watches collection is quite different from the pioneer set. Over the years, there have been several evolutions.
IWC Portofino is a brand with its own identity. While there are several designs in its watch collections, they all have some general features. Most IWC Portofino chronographs come with a leather strap, hours 12 and 6 are in Roman numerals in most IWC watches while the other hour markers are in sticks. The date window is another general feature with the collection. The Portofino Automatic 37 is one of the best and most popular IWC watches. Here are the other features of Portofino models.
The case of these watches is usually made of stainless steel even though their color may vary. Some cases come in silver while others come in golden color. On the average, the diameter of an IWC wrist and pocket watch ranges from about 35mm to 47mm.
In terms of movement, there are three major groups of IWC watch model. According to the watch design, some of them have quartz movement. This category runs on battery and they exhibit impeccable accuracy. There are Portofino automatic watches and these ones have a mechanical movement. Most importantly, this brand of watches has a power reserve of 44 hours.
Some of the watches have one or more sub-dials. They all have an hour, minute, and second hands. They also have a sapphire crystal.
Most of the watches have straps made of long-lasting high-quality hand-sewn leather that is either brown or black in color. Regardless of their color, they have Ardillon buckles. A few models have bracelet straps too.
Durability and Water resistance
Being a premium brand, IWC timepieces are durable and most of all, they are water resistant to different depths. The prices of IWC Portofino watches range from about $3,000 to $17,000 depending on their quality and design. Quality should be paid.