Watches of Switzerland’s combined team of 63 highly-trained, helpful and friendly staff has a total sum of over 300 years of experience in the industry and speak many different languages – including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese.
With Boutiques in Canberra, Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, Perth and Sydney, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s largest authorised Swiss watch retailer.
Watches of Switzerland is an Australian, family-owned and operated company, founded by Eric van der Griend in 1997.
Today, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s leading official luxury watch retailer with 14 of the world’s best brands and 6 Boutiques in Australia.
Shop CF30 Canberra Centre
Canberra 2601, ACT
Phone: 1300 808 135 or 61 2 6248 8842
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday closed.
L09, Luxury Precinct, T2 International Terminal
Melbourne Airport 3045, Victoria
Tel: 03 9338 0882
COVID-19 Update: Temporarily Closed.
Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Serbian assistance available.
294 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: 03 9671 3388 or 1300 808 135
Mon – Sat: 11am to 4pm, Sunday closed.
199 George Street, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: 02 9251 0088 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 11am – 4pm
Shop 1, 14 Martin Place, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: 02 9223 0088
Monday – Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.
IWC’s Portofino collection was given a recent refresh, and the patriarch of the Portofino watch family is the IWC Portofino ￼Hand Wound 8 Days. What is so impressive is the IWC-manufactured 59210-calibre movement with a generous power reserve of eight days. This is a classic mens watch to last, either in an 18ct gold case with ardoise dial (a striking combination) or stainless steel with a silver-plated or black dial. Affixed to the wrist with a leather strap which completes this elegant IWC timepiece.
|Brand :||IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN|
|Model Number :||IW510106|
|Material :||Stainless Steel|
|Movement :||IWC-manufactured hand-wound mechanical movement with 8 day power reserve|
|Calibre :||59210 calibre|
|Crystal :||Sapphire glass, arched-edge, antireflective coating on both sides|
|Functions :||Hours and minutes, date display, 8 day power reserve with power reserve indicator on dial|
|Water Resistance :||30 meters|
|Bracelet Strap :||Black alligator leather strap by Santoni|
|Power Reserve :||8 days|
PORTOFINO HAND WOUND 8 DAYS IW510106
1300 808 135
In the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days, the IWC-manufactured 59210-calibre movement will run precisely and reliably for a full 192 hours, or 8 days, before it automatically stops.
Strictly speaking, it is 9 days, but the extra day in reserve ensures that the movement maintains as constant a driving torque as possible and continues to run precisely. The owner will always be on the safe side if he winds his watch once a week. The power remaining can be read off on the power reserve display on the dial. Together with the small seconds display and date display, this gives the dial a pleasing equilibrium. The indexless balance has a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and, together with the Breguet spring bent into shape in accordance with age-old watchmaking tradition, helps to make the watch exceptionally accurate.
The watch is available with a stainless-steel case, blue dial and rhodium-plated indices. It has a transparent sapphire-glass back and a black alligator leather strap from the House of Santoni.