IWC launches new Portofino models, watches symbolizing the laid-back Italian lifestyle. After the Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Retrograde, we are introducing today the Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37.
The brand has updated this model as it is now available with a silver-plated dial instead of a mother-of-pearl dial, making it blend even more harmoniously with the overall image of the Portofino family. The top-of-the-range model, with a case and Milanaise mesh bracelet in 18-carat red gold, is adorned with a total of 78 diamonds.
Starting with the Iwc Watches Limited Edition Platinum Replica Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage, the newest piece is fairly similar to previous major Pilot’s Watches together with the exclusion of case material, which can be currently either bronze or titanium, and the addition of this very impressive IWC 52110 in-house manufacture standard. The normal Big Pilot’s 51111 caliber features more stones at 42 but defeats at a considerably slower 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz). The 46.2millimeter case, touch crown, and vintage inspired leather strap remain similar in style to previous major Pilot’s. For those who have more regular wrists and bank account, IWC have also produced the Mark XVIII at a particular Heritage edition. The new IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII Heritage keeps the aviation style dial and hands in addition to the small 40mm case size from previous versions. New is using titanium for a case material which gives the piece a pragmatic texture as well as a considerably lighter overall weight. The addition of IWC’s 35111 caliber also distinguishes this new version from it’s forebears and although it isn’t a completely in-house caliber like those in the Heritage Big Pilot’s, it’s still a competent 25-jewel motion dependent on the Sellita SW300 instead of the 21-jewel, ETA 2892 base motion found in the standard IWC Mark XVIII. A slightly less impressive caliber like the 35111 using a more approachable 42-hour power reserve also helps to keep the cost somewhat fair.
Two other models are also being released with 66 diamonds on the bezel and 12 on the dial: one in an 18-carat red gold case with gold-plated hands and the other with a stainless-steel case and rhodium-plated hands. The fourth variant has a stainless-steel case, gold-plated hands and 12 diamonds on the dial. These three watches are fitted with high quality alligator leather straps by Santoni.
If anything, these new developments to the IWC Heritage collection help to round out a previously daunting collection in terms of physical size. The Heritage Big Pilot’s 48 and 55, published last year, are probably unwearable for nearly everyone other than professional body builders and pilots who mean to put on the watch outside a flight jacket. It seems like IWC have sought to create their Heritage pilot’s watches reachable across the board with an IWC Mark XVIII Heritage currently accessible titanium in regards IW327006 but at a mid-level cost point and the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage attracting the more haute watchmaking strategy in fresh materials (titanium is reference IW501004 and bronze is IW501005) and at a dimension at least some folks are able to pull off. If anything, these new developments to the IWC Heritage collection help to round out a previously daunting collection concerning physical size. The Heritage Big Pilot’s 48 and 55, released last year, are likely unwearable for nearly everyone aside from professional body builders and pilots that intend to put on the watch out a trip jacket. It feels like IWC have sought to make their Heritage pilot’s watches accessible across the board together with an IWC Mark XVIII Heritage currently accessible ceramic as reference IW327006 but at a mid-level price point and the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage bringing the more haute watchmaking strategy in fresh stuff (titanium is reference IW501004 and bronze is IW501005) and at a size at least some people can pull away.