Watches And Wonders: IWC Release New Portofino Midsize Collection

Today at Watches And Wonders in Hong Kong, IWC Schaffhausen launched its new Portofino Midsize collection. The collection, which celebrates its thirty year anniversary in 2014, receives diamond embellished dials and new measurements, and will appeal to modern tastes.

Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Ref. IW459004
IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Ref. IW459004

Trends have changed quite a bit since 1984, which saw collectors put art deco pieces aside for more classic designs. The Portofino Midsize collection perfectly captured the mood when it first came out that year, but IWC seems well aware that its younger, and more international client base, is looking for anything but subtle designs.

Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Ref. IW459001
IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Ref. IW459001

The new collection includes the Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase and the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, available in seven different versions, ten different Portofino Midsize Automatic models with or without a diamond-set bezel, and three Portofino Automatic versions featuring 40-millimetre cases set with precious stones.

IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Ref. IW458105
IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Ref. IW458105

To mark the launch of the Portofino Midsize collection, photographer Peter Lindbergh created an impressive series of exclusive pictures, featuring brand ambassadors such as actresses Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun, and Cate Blanchett. For more [link].

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The brand recognized the new watches, which feature diamond embellished dials were a step “in a new direction,” for the brand.

Models Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima wore the timepieces in a special shoot ahead of the launch:

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Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Ref. IW459001: Case in stainless steel set with 66 diamonds, white mother-of-pearl  dial set with 12 diamonds, dark blue Santoni alligator leather strap with pin buckle in stainless steel.

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IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Ref. IW459004: Case in 18-carat white gold set with 90 diamonds, black lacquer dial set with 84 diamonds, black Santoni alligator leather strap with pin buckle in white gold.

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Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Ref. IW459001: Case in stainless steel set with 66 diamonds, white mother-of-pearl  dial set with 12 diamonds, dark blue Santoni alligator leather strap with pin buckle in stainless steel.

For more, please visit the official IWC Schaffhausen website.

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