IWC Schaffhausen is proud to launch the Portofino Automatic 37 Edition “NET-A-PORTER”. Developed in collaboration with pioneering online fashion retailer and longstanding partner of the brand, NET-A-PORTER, the elegant timepiece impresses with an exquisite textured calf leather strap in a nude colour.
Since 1984, IWC’s Portofino has embodied a reduced and purist design language. With their classic round cases and appliqués Roman numerals and indices, Portofino models combine timeless elegance with a touch of luxury, bringing the ease of the Mediterranean lifestyle to the wrist in a particularly charming way.
IWC Schaffhausen has teamed up with longstanding partner NET-A-PORTER to develop the Portofino Automatic 37 Edition “NET-A-PORTER”. It marks the first time that IWC has fitted a Portofino Automatic 37 with a fine-textured calf leather strap. In addition, its subtle nude colour perfectly matches the gold-plated hands and appliqués.
The case is made of stainless steel with an ergonomic diameter of 37 millimetres. On the silver-plated dial, twelve pure white diamonds mark the hours, adding a beautiful sparkle. Also featuring a date display at 3 o’clock, the elegant timepiece is powered by the reliable automatic movement calibre 35111.
IWC Portofino Automatic 37 Edition “NET-A-PORTER” Technical Specifications
- Mechanical movement
- Central hacking seconds
- Date display
- Calibre 35111
- Frequency 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
- Jewels 25
- Power reserve 42 h
- Winding Automatic
- Stainless-steel case
- Glass Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
- Water-resistant 3 bar
- Diameter 37 mm
- Height 9.2 mm
- Silver-plated dial,
- Gold-plated appliqués and hands,
Nude colour textured calfskin leather strap
In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralised production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.
Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use.
A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specialises in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titanium aluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.
IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimise its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment for all employees. IWC also partners with organisations that work globally to support children and young people.