New from IWC: highly precise timing

Like its ‘big brother’, it is available on a beautiful ‘handmade’ leather strap from Italian shoemaker Santoni and shares the same ‘arched edge’ sapphire. Some watches tend to stand out by their brand name, others by their durability and others. From first glance to more thorough analysis, luxury watches can fool even watch connoisseurs.
In addition, the more surprising feature of this watch is that it has an eight-day power reserve. Last week, IWC unveiled two new products at the New Watch Fair in Hong Kong.
IWC’s famous Portugieser collection – named after the merchants in the thirties who first demanded oversized watches with larger, more reliable pocket watch movements – has been a core pillar of the brand’s collections for nine years.

best watchThe case material has also been upgraded: we love the 18ct white gold version with the slate dial. The latest version returns to the classic format released earlier this year, with a 42mm case and a chamfered (or “arched edge” as IWC calls it) sapphire, which seems to further reduce the size of the watch. Once the darling of the family, the Portofino collection has grown in size and shape in recent years. Slightly raised to 43mm, the new Portuguese manual-winding eight-day watch offers a respectable 192-hour power reserve (almost double that of the previous manual-winding model). It combines all the hallmarks of the original Portuguese, including rhodium-plated Arabic numerals and feuille hands, and is available in red gold with a silver-plated dial and stainless steel with a black or silver-plated dial.The details of the replica are very delicate, except for the extremely low price, there is basically no difference from the original. We can easily see how polished and beautiful this watch is; this is a very important aspect because sometimes the replica is more matte and hardly glows like the original. But the watch has been polished to perfection, even in a lovely metallic finish, and at least at first glance, it looks remarkably similar to the original.