IWC Schaffhausen is extending its Portofino collection with the addition of new chronographs. The Portofino Chronograph 39 combines a classic Portofino design with a touch of sportiness in a compact case size of 39 millimetres.
Since 1984, the Portofino has been one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most successful collections. Its timeless, elegant and original design, with a minimalist round case, Roman numerals and simple hour markers appealed to both men and women at the time.
For many years, chronographs have formed an integral part of the collection, lending it a subtle, sporty touch. To complement the existing 42-millimetre Portofino Chronogaph, IWC Schaffhausen now introduces the Portofino Chronograph 39 (Ref. IW3914) in a compact and very wearable case size of 39 millimetres.
Three stainless steel references are available, with either a black, green or silver-plated dial. The two totalizers at 6 and 12 o’clock ensure the layout of the dial is balanced. All models are fitted with alligator leather straps*.
IWC Portofino Chronograph 39 Technical Specifications and Price
- Ref. IW391404: Stainless steel case, black dial, gold-plated hands and appliqués, brown alligator leather strap
- Ref. IW391405: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, green alligator leather strap
- Ref. IW391406: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap
- Mechanical chronograph movement
- Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
- Small hacking seconds
- Calibre 79350
- Frequency 28,800 vph/4 Hz
- Jewels 31
- Power reserve 44 h
- Winding Automatic
- Glass Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Water-resistant 3 bar
- Diameter 39 mm
- Height 12.8 mm
- CHF 6’000 / $5,900 / 5.650 € / £5,150 / J￥676,500
About IWC Schaffhausen
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.