As part of a comprehensive update to its Portofino line, IWC Schaffhausen has unveiled an enhanced collection of Portofino models with a case diameter of 37 millimetres. Featured is the Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37, the first watch from the Swiss luxury watchmaker to a moon phase module integrated into the 3200 calibre movement.
According to IWC, “Thanks to a special reduction wheel train, the display works so precisely that it only deviates from the actual orbit of Earth’s satellite by one day after 122 years.”
The self-winding movement offers a power reserve of five days. The units have been elaborately finished with blued screws and gold-plated rotors and can be admired through sapphire glass case backs.
Three variants of the Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 are available. For the models featuring diamond-set bezels, the shape of the case has been optimised to accommodate larger stones of 1.7 millimetres. These variants’ dials and cases are decorated with 72 diamonds, totalling 1.12 carats. In addition, because of an improved setting, the diamonds reflect the light better and have a more visible presence and added brilliance.
In addition, as a first in the luxury watch industry, the company now offers straps made of fully traceable Swiss calf leather with butterfly folding clasps. These straps have a natural and soft finish and boast a contemporary, luxurious look. Each strap comes with a unique code which can be entered in the IWC app to find out more about the source of the leather.
For more information on this and other IWC watches, visit the firm’s website here.