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With the start of summer and vacations, it is a good time to consider a manual wound watch. The IWC Portofino Eight Days, introduced at SIHH 2011, allows you to wind your watch only once a week. The watch will go for a full eight days keeping perfect time without needing another wind, so you can “forget” about it and relax. The watch features IWC’s calibre 59210 movement, with a power reserve indicator on the dial. The watch also features a large date and a second hand sub dial.
The power reserve indicator is much like the gas gauge in a car. When the watch is fully wound, the indicator hand is in the “full” position, in this case indicated by the number 8. While the watch’s power reduces, the indicator hand slowly moves towards “empty.”
The IWC Portofino Eight Days Watch
The Portofino Eight Days also features a date indicator at 3 o’clock and a seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, and the design allows the wearer to read everything at a glance. IWC has had huge success with its Portofino line, and deservedly so. Portofino watches are know for clean design and ease of readability, and of course accuracy.
The town of Portofino sits on the Ligurian coast if Italy, with wonderful cafes, charming architecture and a relaxed atmosphere. It is easy to see how this picturesque town first inspired the IWC Portofino line over fifty years ago.