In an exclusive SIHH Gala event entitled "A Night in Portofino"(see video below), IWC unveiled the latest edition to its Portofino Collection. The affair was attended by high profile stars such as Australian Actress and Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett; American Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Producer, Kevin Spacey: Lost Actor Mathew Fox; French Actor Jean Reno and James Bond Director Marc Foster as well as sporting greats including Zinédine Zidane, and tennis star Boris Becker; supermodel Elle Macpherson; and singer Ronan Keating.
A captivating exhibition by renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh transported 900 guests to Portofino , a small Italian fishing village on the Italian Riviera. The entire evening was basked in the allure of Portofino in the 1950's and 1960's and serves as the perfect environment to unveil IWC Portofino's latest addition.
Introduced in 1984, the Portofino collection embodies sophisticated elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. The Portofino 2011 timepieces vary in functions depending on the model. Available in Automatic, Chronograph, Dual Time and a Hand-Wound model with an 8 day power reserve indicated at the 3 'o'clock position on the dial. A slim 18k gold or steel 40mm case exudes a distinguished air reminiscent of the pocket watch.
Presenting Video Footage from "A Night in Portofino"
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