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June 27th, 2022

Spotlight On: IWC Portofino Watches

We’re proud of the range of luxury watches available from Banks Lyon both online and in our Lancaster and Kendal showrooms. We’re fortunate enough to stock some of the world’s most well-known and well-loved brands and offer our customers the latest models from these brands.

Choosing a favourite watch brand for us would be like choosing a favourite child. We stock some of the most stylish and sought-after collections. Still, if you want our recommendation for a timelessly elegant watch that continues to impress 30 years after its initial release, IWC Portofino watches immediately spring to mind.

The IWC Portifino Collection

Since its launch in 1984, the Portofino range has become one of the most successful from the IWC Schaffhausen family. The unisex collection features an uncluttered dial with classical elements, including roman numerals and simply hour markers. Its origins lay in pocket watch design, which is a watch that harks to the minimalist in everyone. The range takes its name from the picturesque fishing village on the Ligurian coast, in the heart of the Mediterranean.

The light brown alligator leather strap from Santoni paired with a stainless-steel case offers a more elegant look for the collection. The unisex nature of this watch makes it ideal for both men and women, and the stylish leather strap will appeal to many. It would make for the perfect wedding gift for a loved one or coming of age present. The brown leather IWC Portofino Automatic 37 can be yours for just £4,850 or as little as £72.75 per month.

The Automatic 37 also comes with a moon phase model with an impressive 66 diamonds and 12 precious stones to give the dial even more of a sparkle.

Portofino Chronograph

The Portofino Chronograph has existed in its many forms since the late 1980s. The collection benefitted from the technical innovation of the chronograph, and IWC has continued to be known for this innovation even today. The Portofino Chronograph is powered by the hybrid calibre 631 movement. This mechanical chronograph now handles single stop times and aggregate timing up to 12 hours, with the collection adding a sporty touch featuring a stainless steel 42mm case. The strong sapphire crystal will never scuff, allowing you to see through the dial, subdials, and day and date windows at 3 o’clock. This is the Portofino Gents collection and offers that extra luxury.

This black leather model features a stunning contrast from its blue sun-finished dial, with added elegance coming through from the gold-plated Feuille hands, indices and roman numerals. The alligator leather strap is perfect for combining style and comfort, and the silver buckle finishes the piece off well. The black leather IWC Portofino Chronograph Watch is available for just £5,300 or from as little as £79.50 per month.

You will also find the Milanese bracelet in this version of the Portofino. With its design cues being taken from the 1960s and the elegantly sporty pushbuttons and displays, the stainless steel IWC Portofino Chronograph features a silver plated dial, convex sapphire glass and rhodium-plated appliques. It oozes sophistication, and we love the style of this model. This version of the much-admired IWC Portofino Chronograph watch can be yours for as little as £5,850, or just £87.75 per month using 0% finance.

Exceptional Quality from A Loved Brand

IWC are known for its attention to detail and exceptional quality. When investing in a timepiece like the IWC Portofino, you want to see that it will last for years. IWC Watches have the reputation you wish for and the precision you require from a timepiece. Thanks to the supporting calibres, you don’t have to worry about your watch letting you down. In addition, the sapphire crystal on the watch faces is strong enough to withstand bumps and scrapes while featuring anti-reflective coatings, so you can tell the time no matter where in the Mediterranean you plan on wearing the piece.

We’re proud to offer such a fantastic selection of luxury watches on finance, and the IWC Portofino is no exception. Pop into our showrooms or contact us to discuss this range in more detail. Do not miss the opportunity to visit our second-hand Rolex finance page.

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