Ever since its first introduction to the world more nearly 40 years ago in 1984, the IWC Portofino watch has been a statement of refinement and elegance. Now, IWC Schaffhausen enhances the collection by adding a new 39mm version to complement the larger 42mm existing size. Even better, there are three great dial choices.
One of the most alluring things about this collection is its minimalist design. The round cases boast stick markers with Roman numerals placed just at the 12:00 and 6:00 positions. Similarly, the chronograph registers are located at 12:00 and 6:00 for vertical balance and harmony.
The new IWC Portofino 39mm is crafted in stainless steel and offered with either a bold green dial with matching green leather strap, a black dial or a two-toned silver-plated dial. The mechanical movement offers chronograph, stopwatch function with minutes and seconds and a small hacking seconds. The automatic caliber boasts 44 hours of power reserve. The watches are water resistant to 3 bar, and they retail for a great value proposition at $5,600.