Saturday, May 27, 2017

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase (Ref. 5164)

IWC has integrated a moon phase display into a Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days watch for the first time with the Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase (Ref. 5164). The watch is also a tribute to the Reference 5251 from 1984, another timepiece that was equipped with this complication.
When developing the IWC-manufactured 59800 calibre, the IWC watch designers enhanced the basic 59000 calibre with a moon phase module that only needs to be adjusted by one day after 122 years. The watch with a case diameter of 45 millimetres is available in two versions – both of which have gold-plated hands.
The first version has an 18-carat red gold case, a slate-coloured dial and solid gold appliqués (Ref. IW516403), while the second has a stainless-steel case, a silver-plated dial and gold-plated appliqués (Ref. IW516401). Both models are fitted with a dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni.
Technical details
Model: Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Ref. IW516401 • IW516403

Functions
Power reserve display
Date display
Moon phase display
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 59800 Mechanical movement
Breguet spring
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 30
Power reserve: 8 days (192 h)
Winding: Hand-wound

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW516401: Stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and appliqués, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni
Ref. IW516403: 18-carat red gold case, slate-coloured dial, goldplated hands, solid gold appliqués, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni
Glass Sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 13.5 mm

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