If you were to approach the first sort fishing village of Portofino from the sea, the picturesque old houses could easily trick you into thinking that time had stood still, and soon you suddenly notice the sleek yachts making use of their luxury interiors and state-of-the-art technology lying at anchor. The elegant Portofino Chronograph provokes a similar reaction; its striking chronograph push-buttons are similar to the cockpit of 1960s Italian sports cars. In very similar style, the stopwatch displays bring a distinctly sporty touch on the entire IWC Portofino family.
Does a chronograph possess a place in a watchfamily widely deemed the soul of discretion? Certainly, so long as the elements suitable for recording cumulative time are as smoothly integrated as those from the Portofino Chronograph. The combination of elegance with dynamism is similar to a 1960s fancy car or the timeless type of a sleek Italian speedboat that, today, has lost none of their attraction.
Simply to be able to stop time: it’s something many people would like to do occasionally, such as the fans with the Portofino watch family. It was for these fans and many types of other devotees of elegant sports watches that IWC Schaffhausen launched the Portofino Chronograph in 2007. But, unlike a motor vehicle with ultra-wide tyres and big spoilers, it can make no exhibition of their sporting ambitions. If anything, it's the same exciting, but somehow understated, dynamism associated with an Italian sports car through the 1960s. The displays and stopwatch controls are very elegantly integrated they underscore the classical shape and design from the Portofino Chronograph.
The form of IWC Portofino Chronograph will likely be even more finely balanced, its lines more discreet than ever before. The diameter may be increased minimally by one millimetre to 42, whilst the slightly more rounded contours with the case and gently flowing strap horns are distinctly pleasing on the eye. They are complemented by slim chronograph push-buttons with eye-catching heads in the type you might find in the cockpit of the Italian sports vehicle.
Although www.getbestrolex.com equally restrained, the chronograph dial is perfectly functional too. The cumulative stopwatch displays are aligned vertically, with all the 30-minute counter at “12 o’clock” and also the 12-hour counter at “6”. IWC’s designers permitted
themselves one tiny optical extravagance making the figure 30 inside minute counter, and the 12 inside hour counter, jump out in red. By contrast, the little seconds at “9 o’clock” is decidedly low key and elegantly counterbalances the day and date displays on the opposite side in the dial. The colour with the displays matches the colour in the dial involved. The buyer features a choice of a silver-plated or black dial. The appliquéd Roman numerals and indices look almost as if an individual could reach out and touch them, thanks also to the sapphire glass, which has an antireflective coating on both sides. The Portofino Chronograph is powered with the tried-and-tested 79320 calibre having a 44-hour power reserve and automatic winding cheap rolex watches which has a ball-bearing rotor. Part from the classical alligator leather straps, the Portofino Chronograph can be available which has a cool but snug-fitting Milanese mesh bracelet, which underscores the watch’s elegant character. The new bracelets may be ordered in three different lengths and adjusted in five-millimetre increments to be sure a perfect fit on any wrist.
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