Portofino stands for the lifestyle of the international jet set and the Mediterranean, relaxed way of life. IWC's Portofino models have been around since the 1970s. The aim was to create a timeless classic model with this watch line. The IWC Portofino is modelled on the Lepine pocket watch, another IWC model series. Portofino has been one of IWC's most successful watch families since 1984, and Portofino IWC stands for good taste, style and self-confident understatement.