Wednesday, July 8, 2015

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino For Two - The Portofino Automatic 37(Ref. 4581) and the Portofino Automatic (Ref. 3565)

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has created a seductive range of pair watches to grace its Portofino collection. The Portofino Automatic and the smaller Portofino Automatic 37 have formed a bond and together set off their respective attractions to their best advantage. Couples who wish to celebrate their union with a symbol on their wrists can choose from eight combinations. Whether purist or lavishly set with diamonds, the timeless beauty of the Portofino For Two models underscores the decision by two individuals to spend their time and build their future together.

The Portofino Automatic 37(Ref. 4581) and the Portofino Automatic (Ref. 3565) represent the marriage of two individual watches whose simple design language is an unequivocal commitment to timelessness.
The Portofino For Two alliance embraces six red gold and two stainless steel versions. With their diamond-set bezels or dials, they will appeal to couples who not only plan to share the beautiful things in life with each other, but also wish to add a luxurious note to their mutual commitment. The mirror polished surface of the case lends a further touch of luxury while the sunburst pattern on the dials creates fascinating reflections of light. An eye-catching feature on the 37-millimetre models is a slightly recessed inner circle, which underlines the dial’s three-dimensional character. The delicately nuanced colours of the alligator leather straps from well known Italian shoe manufacturer Santoni accentuate the luxurious overall impression.
The Portofino For Two watches bring together the same classically elegant design, a clearly laid-out dial with three hands and an understated date display. Beyond this, however, they have individual characteristics of their own. The Portofino Automatic 37 in its 37-millimetre case looks particularly attractive on a slender wrist, while the Portofino Automatic with a diameter of 40 millimetres makes an optically more dominant impression. The solid mechanical automatic movement in both models keeps reliable time and guarantees 42 hours of precision running when fully wound. Apart from the hour, minute and seconds hands, the Portofino For Two features a rapid-advance date display. The central hacking seconds hand is stopped by pulling out the crown, and the sapphire glass has an antireflective coating on both sides to guarantee clear vision. As a symbol of the unity of two individual personalities, the Portofino For Two comes in a wide choice of models. The Portofino Automatic 37 cuts a particularly glittering figure with 66 diamonds on the bezel or a slightly more reserved one with 12 gemstones on the dial. Two of the Portofino Automatic models in red gold are likewise available with a diamond set bezel. All red gold models are available with a choice of a slate-coloured or silver-plated dial as well as gold plated hands and appliqués. The stainless-steel versions of the 37-millimetre models feature a slate-coloured dial while the Portofino Automatic in the 40-millimetre case makes a stunning impression with its black dial and rhodium- plated hands and appliqués.

Technical details
Portofino For Two: Portofino Automatic 37/ Portofino Automatic Ref. 4581/3565

Combinations
Couple No. 1
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Stainless-steel case set with 66 diamonds, slate-coloured dial, black alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm):  Stainless-steel case, black dial, black alligator leather strapwith pin buckle

Couple No. 2
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial set with 12 diamonds, black alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm):  Stainless-steel case, black dial, black alligator leather strapwith pin buckle

Couple No. 3
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, silver-plated dial, dark brown alligator leather  strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, silver-plated dial, dark brown alligator leather  strap with pin buckle

Couple No. 4
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold with 66 diamonds, silver-plated dial, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, silver-plated dial, dark brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle

Couple No. 5
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold with 66 diamonds, silver-plated dial, black alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold with 72 diamonds, silver-plated dial, black alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle

Couple No. 6
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, slate-coloured dial with 12 diamonds, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, slate-coloured dial, dark brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle

Couple No. 7
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, slate-coloured dial with 66 diamonds, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, slate-coloured dial, dark brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle

Couple No. 8
Ref. 4581 (37 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, slate-coloured dial with 66 diamonds, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle
Ref. 3565 (40 mm): Case in 18-carat red gold, slate-coloured dial with 72 diamonds, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni with pin buckle

Movement
Ref. 4581: Calibre 35111
Ref. 3565: Calibre 35111
Mechanical movement
Date display
Central hacking seconds
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 25
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: Automatic

Other features
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: Ref. 4581: 37 mm & Ref. 3565: 40 mm
Height:   Ref. 4581: 9 mm & Ref. 3565: 9.5 mm

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