For several years IWC has held steadfastly to the motto, "Engineered for Men" and it is instrument watches have received the lion's share of attention. There's another side towards the firm, though, that's expressed within the IWC Portofino Replica watch.
The Portofino collection took its start in early eighties and also the ur Portofino is obviously the famous ref. 5251 Portofino Moonphase, which is the more youthful brother or sister of the pocket watch -the ref. 5250, which entered production in 1979. The ref. 5251 continues to be probably the most collectible of IWC wristwatches with valid reason it's a benchmark for style whose character continues to be an element of the IWC Portofino Chronograph Replica today.
The replica IWC Portofino collection had a refresh this year, such as the most fundamental model, the IWC Portofino automatic Replica. The situation was slightly upsized, from 38 to 40mm even though a rise just in case diameter's often a reason for hands-wringing among horological traditionalists, within this situation it really enhanced the proportions the timepiece now really appears thinner, although the overall thickness hasn't altered (9.5mm.) Other changes incorporate a thinner bezel, adding (very subtle) figures towards the minute track, and also the substitute from the double marker at 12:00 by having an XII, plus an inverted Mire at, natch, 6:00. The prior black-called version also were built with a white-colored date disk and also the latest version replaces this having a black date disk -a much better fit for that watch.
Though this really is perhaps probably the most "entry level" of IWC watches (you might create a situation for that Mark XVII) it's not only a beginner watch. During the last several several weeks, I've put it on nearly every day also it wasn't a conscious decision to do this. It's one of individuals watches that finds its way naturally on your wrist each morning. The timepiece feels safe, very accurate (my sample runs, consistently, a couple of seconds fast each day when left dial-up during the night, that is excellent performance) and it is very versatile, going from try to weekend attire without missing a beat (so to speak.)