Classic New Works Of Iwc Portofino Debut In Watch Altar

Schaffhausen, December 16, 2014-The Portofino series has always been a modest gentleman in the IWC family. With the increasing variety of member watches, the Portofino series has become a star series that countless watch fans have been paying attention to with its simple design and low-key elegance. A new addition to the collection is the Portofino hand-wound minimalist classic watch, which perfectly interprets the subtle beauty in a charming style.
  This is a masterpiece of succinct simplicity: two hands, winding by hand-no more redundant. The design is simple and beautiful, and the dial is clear at a glance. True elegance is an art of choice. Portofino manual winding simple classic watch (model: IW511101 / IW511102) discards visual stimuli and takes reading time as the core element. The watch gives a deep sense of tranquility, showing the pure beauty of horology. The design of the arched edge mirror makes this watch with a diameter of 43.5 mm not only look small, but because it uses a traditional glass mirror, it shows the classic harmony of the shape. In order to make the watch’s overall image more subtle and elegant, the designers set the power reserve display on the back of the watch, which can be read through the transparent sapphire glass back.
Superb craftsmanship and traditional design
   IWC-manufactured 59060 manual-winding self-made movement has always been known for its long-lasting power: full winding can ensure a full 192 hours, which is 8 days of accurate travel time. Two large-sized bridges dominate the back of the movement, covering the entire movement except the oscillating weight. This design is uniquely modern, while making the movement extremely rugged, accurate and reliable. The upper bridge carries the barrel, the differential mechanism and the winding device; the lower bridge carries the power reserve display mechanism and covers the gear bridge below it. All bridges are decorated with delicate Geneva stripes. The movement is also equipped with a balance wheel without a trimmer, and the fine adjustment function is realized by four gold trimmer screws on the rim. The vibration frequency of the balance wheel is the same as that of the conventional modern movement, which is 4 Hz, which is 28800 times per hour, plus the Breguet hairspring bent and shaped according to the ancient watchmaking tradition, ensuring that the time of the watch is accurate. Portofino manual winding simple classic watch in red gold (model: IW511101) with silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and scales, and dark brown alligator strap; stainless steel model (model: IW511102) with silver-plated dial, plated Rhodium hands and indexes and black alligator strap. The strap is of exceptional quality, from Santoni, a well-known Italian top shoe manufacturer, which is now managed by the second-generation heir Giuseppe Santoni. Under complicated processing procedures, leather is given a distinctive color and has a unique retro appearance. Leather made using this process looks like it has been carefully used for several years, but is actually brand new. Another feature of Santoni is the orange leather lining on the inside of the strap. The mediterranean style and charm contained in the watch is vividly demonstrated by the perfect craftsmanship of the watch itself and the strap. The Portofino hand-wound simple classic watch is now on sale at IWC stores worldwide.

Technical characteristics
Mechanical movement
Balance wheel without trimmer, 4 gold trim screws on the wheel rim
Breguet gossamer
Power reserve indicator at the bottom of the table
Transparent sapphire glass
Movement
IWC-manufactured movement: 59060
Vibration frequency: 28800 times / 4 Hz
Gems: 30 pieces
Power reserve: 8 days (192 hours)
Winding up manually
Watch
Texture
Model IW511101: 18K red gold case, silver-plated dial, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni, 18K red gold pin buckle
Model IW511102: stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, black Santoni alligator strap, stainless steel pin buckle
Mirror: Double-sided anti-reflective arched sapphire glass
Water resistance: 3 bar
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Case thickness: 12 mm

A Glimpse Into The Mystery Of The Movement

The hollow watch symbolizes the watchmaker’s self-confidence in the aesthetics of the movement. The structure of the mechanical watch is completely exposed to the viewer. It combines the tough style of mechanical metal and the meticulous care Romantic feeling, as if entering a wonderful micro-world. Today, Watch House introduces you to three skeletonized watches that represent the top craftsmanship of the watchmaking industry, so that everyone can see them.
Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Chronograph

Product model: 26346OR.OO.D088CR.01
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case size: 41 mm
Watch price: 2,169,000 yuan
Watch details: Audemars tourbillon chronograph is the best witness. In the 41 mm rose gold case, the Audemars Piguet Cal. 2936 manual winding movement is a subtle blend of traditional and modern elements. The chronograph is directly embedded in the movement and becomes an integral part of the moving scenery. The small dials at 3 and 6 o’clock and the scales at the edges are exquisite and delicate. The two colors are cleverly used to add a sense of calm to the overall design. The gold-plated color of the movement is in sharp contrast to the brown of the tourbillon bridge and the timer. The hollow-out technique reveals a complex movement composed of 299 components. The dial is a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, and the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The tourbillon frame requires a watchmaker to spend 6 hours to finish the hand polishing. Combining hollow technology with both chronograph and tourbillon complication functions, and the case thickness is only 13.3 mm.
Vacheron Constantin Masters

Product model: 82020 / 000G-9926
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: 18K white gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case size: 40 mm
Watch price: 512,000 yuan
Watch details: SQ hand-wound movement, finely carved, composed of 127 parts, and engraved with the Geneva seal. Provides a 65-hour power reserve.
Patek Philippe Timepieces

Product model: 5180 / 1G-010
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K white gold
Strap material: 18K white gold
Case size: 39 mm
Watch price: 875,500 yuan
Watch details: SQU movement consists of 155 parts and provides a power reserve of at least 48 hours.
Summary: Since the hollowing out and carving processes are all done by hand, there will be slight differences between each watch, which makes each watch unique in the world. Hollow watches require watchmakers to carefully polish every detail of the movement. The energy expended is by no means comparable to ordinary watches. Collecting hollow watches requires more than just money, it is a long wait.