Universal single button chronograph Portofino is the universal brand first produced hand-wound movement, is also the first single button
chronograph. However, it’s not the movement made its first appearance, the universal in a special charity auction launched the Tribeca Film
Festival. However, this is the debut series production watches. The series has red gold or Platinum material optional. SuperWatches
Case, dial and hands
The case is typical of the Portofino style. Represents the idyllic Italy the luxury lifestyle of the town. Just like the legendary Ref.5251 of the
Nations. Cases quite large, table diameter of 45 mm, thickness of 13mm;Sapphire glass is not as retro as the 75 anniversary of the 8th chain arched, but regular flat glass, easy to give an impression thin disk, of
course, such costs have declined considerably. Dial wide, thin bezel, case were polished mirror, typical appearance of dress watches, red and
gold face with a beautiful ivory color, white gold dial with dark grey.
Dial of timescale with table shell material same, red gold paragraph distribution red gold standard, fine rod style, end also polished into round angle, is fine of details, whole dial layout clear, easy read sex is good, Central for Willow time needle and timing big seconds, 12 points location small dial for 60 minutes timing disc, 6 o’clock for normal small seconds disc, 9 o’clock for 8 days power indicates, red is whole dial only of dotted color, reminded some important points, design quite has grade. In order to unify the overall simplicity and disc surface printing text from the common “International Watch Co. Schaffhaussen” simplified to “IWC Schaffhaussen.” iwc-portofino-automatic-iw356514
IWC calibre 59360
As mentioned earlier, the movement is a new family of internally developed one-button Activate the column wheel chronograph
movement. Can Crown a button to start, stop and reset the chronograph, the movement layout better, can be seen as a universal 8 day
movement 59215 manually before adding timing module, and while power indicating eight days moved to dial directly from the back side.
Timing module details are hidden behind a huge splint. The special tapping shows the pillar structure of the splint, to display the column
wheel lever and activates the timer function. Column wheel and the lever are stainless steel, brushed, but its surface treatment is not high
enough, movement on the steel part seems to be with the oxidation and wear color shades.
Timing module is flat as a whole did a good job covering after a large splint on, watch as a whole but only 1 mm thickness, all plywood
decorated with Geneva stripes, plywood edge doing chamfers. IWC does not provide the technical details, but we can distinguish quite
clearly on the detail of the movement, this module is standard clutch. Start operation, we had a lot of start/stop/reset single button
operation, each function is uniform, action stroke feel good. Worthy of column wheel chronograph mechanism