The Replica IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Story. In the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days, the IWC-manufactured 59210-calibre movement will run precisely and reliably for a full 192 hours, or 8 days, before it automatically stops. Strictly speaking, it is 9 days, but the extra day in reserve ensures that the movement maintains as constant a driving torque as possible and continues to run precisely.
There’s a good reason why IWC felt it should make the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days the flagship of the Portofino family. And that reason would be the in-house 59210-calibre movement, featuring an eight day power reserve
The complication has always been one of my favorites, as I find it to be one of the most useful on a day-to-day basis. Especially when it’s coupled with a date display such as the one found at 3 o’clock. The combination, which takes center stage in the Replica IWC Portofino Hand Wound 8 Days, makes it very easy for the wearer to count the days until he or she needs to wind the watch back up.The watch measures a sporty 45mm, but on the wrist, it remains one of IWC’s most classically elegant watches. While the brand continues to push the boundaries in terms of technology and materials, most notably with the F1 inspired Ingénieur Chronographs, the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days offers a great alternative for the nostalgic collector. The Roman numerals in particular, hint at the line’s illustrious past.
Turn over the watch, and you’ll be able to appreciate the finishing on the in-house 59210-calibre movement which powers the 8-day movement. Specifically developed for the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days in 2011, it caused quite the stir because of its size, reliability, and because it was the first hand-wound movement from Schaffhausen with an eight-day power reserve.The watch is available in a gold case with a slate-coloured or silver-plated dial and solid gold indices, or in a stainless-steel case with a silver-plated, black or blue dial with gold- or rhodium-plated indices. All models have a transparent sapphire-glass back and alligator leather straps by Santoni.My prefered option is Ref. IW510103 which features a stainless steel case and a silver-plated dial with solid gold indices. It’s an atypical association in the 21st century, so when it works, you know you have a special piece in front of you!
This “IWC Portofino Hand-Wound 8 Days” (References below) is powered by a hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber 59210 with 30 jewels and 28,800 Vph. The movement is adorned with a Cotes de Genève finish and comes with an indexless balance secured by four golden weight screws on the balance rim. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 192 hours (8 Days),
In the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days, the IWC-manufactured 59210-calibre movement will run precisely and reliably for a full 192 hours, or 8 days, before it automatically stops. Strictly speaking, it is 9 days, but the extra day in reserve ensures that the movement maintains as constant a driving torque as possible and continues to run precisely.