Portofino stands for the lifestyle of the international jet set and the southern, laid-back way of life. The Portofino models from IWC have been around since the 1970s. The aim with this watch line was to create a timeless classic model. The model for the IWC Portofino is the Lepine pocket watch, another model line from IWC. The Portofino is one of IWC's most successful watch families and has been since 1984. The Portofino IWC stands for good taste, stylistic confidence and a self-confident understatement.
Currently available IWC Portofino watches
La Dolce Vita
The Portofino luxury watch was named after the former Italian fishing village of Portofino. With its proximity to the great port city of Genoa, the idyllic town on the Golfo del Tigullio has always been a meeting place for the world's high society. All the rich and beautiful with status and name were magically attracted by the Mediterranean flair of the small coastal village. Characteristic of this enchanting place are the terracotta-colored houses, the picturesque natural harbor and the enchanting silhouette of the town.
Rich in variety and always classically luxurious
The IWC Portofino comes in many different variants. Models with manual winding are particularly classic. IWC managed to pull off a special trick with the Portofino luxury watch: it only needs to be wound once a week. This advantage also applies to the model with a large date display. Portofino from IWC is a classic wristwatch that also fits slender wrists. Less volume and more luxury applies to the slim 37-mm variant of the Portofino IWC. Luxurious is also the choice of equipment: IWC Portofino luxury watches are available in various red gold and stainless steel variants. Models with diamonds set on the bezel are particularly eye-catching. More simple but no less glamorous is a dial with twelve sparkling stones. In 1984, the Portofino from IWC experienced a real hype. Innovative at the time was the moon phase display, which also returns in the current model series from IWC. The Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 shows an imaginative celestial body, sometimes accompanied by a classic backdrop of clouds or sometimes free-floating amidst stars.
All IWC Portofino watches are a testament to taste and style. The exclusive alligator strap underscores the luxury of the watch case. Whether with diamonds or in simple elegance, Portofino is a model series from IWC that pays tribute to the style of the Schaffhausen brand. IWC is renowned as a Swiss watch brand since 1868. The company is known for its pilot watches. Due to their unique technology, masculine charm and innovation, these watches are especially sought after in the aviation, military and sports sectors. Swiss precision is guaranteed in each of these luxury pieces of jewelry. IWC stands for quality, reliability and passion. All IWC model series are characterized by their graceful elegance, expressiveness and robust construction. Naturally, celebrity wearers such as Vitali Klitschko, Zinedine Zidane or Kevin Spacey are also utterly impressed by IWC luxury watches.
Committed to the tradition of pilot watches
IWC manufactured its first watches specifically for aviators in 1936. This year marked the beginning of a true passion: pilot's watches have been an indispensable part of IWC Schaffhausen ever since. Watches of this time were characterized by their instrument look, which included a corresponding size of case diameter. With 55 millimeters, IWC did justice to this and set new standards in watch design. IWC was one of the official watch suppliers to the Royal Air Force. All models are characterized by a touch of luxury and, above all, reliable precision.