Portofino – for some it brings up memories of sailing off the Italian coast. For other an afternoon of racing sports cars around narrow city roads. Maybe you just recollect the enjoyment of an espresso at a sun-dappled café table. Whatever the association, it evokes the masculinity and sophistication of a classic time. Here at IWC the name Portofino also represents one of our most famous timepiece collections, and within it the Portofino Automatic.
The Portofino Automatic in stainless steel and leather band
We created the Portofino family to be a set of timeless watches – continually strong and sophisticated but with a classic design that is appropriate year after year. With its slim styling and rounded edges the Automatic makes an understated yet cultured statement. Offered in both red gold and stainless steel, you can select a traditional alligator leather strap or stunning Milanese stainless steel mesh band.
A beautiful red gold version
But the ease and subtle elegance of this timepiece should not overshadow its masterful precision and technical craftsmanship. As the name attests it is self-winding and with a 42 hour power reserve, leaving you to spend your time enjoying other activities. The 40-millimetre case, light and easy to wear, is perfect for warmer months. Strap it on for a nice dinner, wear it out for poolside Backgammon, or don it for barrel tasting at your favorite vineyard. Whatever your pursuits, and wherever they take you, the Automatic is the perfect accompaniment.
The Automatic with stainless steel mesh bracelet
Whether you decide to make the Portofino Automatic your first foray into the IWC family, an addition to an on-going collection, or as a gift to someone special in your life, it is a watch that will help you hold on to those fond summer memories – from afternoons in an Italian coastal town, or at any dream destination.