The Portofino Family
The Italian origins in connection to the collections being referred to as “familias“ might have caused misleading connotations of “the Godfather”. For though there is in fact no connection to the mafia at all, there is indeed a considerable credit to be assigned to the watch manufacturers. Proudly presenting the watch in four versions: the Automatic, the Chronograph and two more models of manual winding with big date and 8 day power reserve. The largest in size ranges from a 40 to 45 mm diameter. Cases are depending on the model made of stainless steel or rose gold. The Chronograph of the Portofino line powered by the in-house caliber 75329 furthermore features a day and date display as well as a stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds. The Portofino flagship Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days includes the 59210 movement. Dials are colored in silver or black. Who could have been a better match to the Portofino model if not long time “Tatort” commissar Ballauf, whose character clearly carries traits and tendencies of the former Fifties? For though in real life the popular protagonist of German crime series actually stated his preference for the IWC Pilot’s Watch.