Since the mid-1930’s, IWC has been crafting practical yet stylish watches for pilots the world over. The easy to read dials are inspired by the black dials of cockpit instruments, with their contrasting luminescent displays. A distinctive triangular index at 12 o’clock provides an instant indication of the position of the hands at a glance.
These distinctive design traits can still be found today in the ever popular IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph. Presented in a 43mm stainless steel case, luminescent white indices contrast strongly against the black dial. Hours and minutes are displayed centrally, with small seconds shown on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The seconds hand tinged with red introducing the only touch of colour to the otherwise black and white display.
The automatic 79320 Calibre inside offers a chronograph function, with hours, minutes and seconds, as well as a day and date display at 3 o’clock. Protected from magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case, the movement offers a power reserve of 44 hours. Available on your choice of a black calfskin strap by Santoni (Ref IW377709) or a matching stainless steel bracelet (Ref IW377710).
Those seeking something a little more understated will likely prefer the IWC Portofino Automatic. Celebrating IWC’s 30-year love affair with the laidback lifestyle of the Mediterranean, the Portofino collection has proven popular with both men and women. The quintessential dress watch, this classic model is offered in a polished steel case measuring a slim 40mm x 9.3mm.
Displaying the time and date only, it features an attractive silver-plated dial with an ever so subtle touch of red just above 12 o’clock. Perfectly sized for him or her, the IWC Portofino transitions from office to opera seamlessly. Inside is the automatic 35111 Calibre, offering a 42-hour power reserve. Wear it on a black alligator leather strap (Ref IW356501) or an eye-catching Milanaise mesh stainless steel bracelet (Ref IW356505).
Watches of Switzerland is proud to be a Official IWC Retailer through our Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Melbourne International Airport Boutique locations.