Walking Through The Clouds Iwc New Portofino Watches

The new Portofino automatic watch from IWC shows a simple to elegant style, reappearing the beauty of 60s life. Implicit elegance, harmony and generosity are precisely these qualities that make Portofino automatic watches always popular. It can be called the modest gentleman of Schaffhausen, and has won the favor of many watch lovers. It abandons gorgeous exteriors, always whispering time. Just like the small town of Portofino after the rain, walking leisurely is like walking on the clouds and enjoying the beauty of 60s life.
Harbour town
   For more than a quarter of a century, the Portofino watch family has always played a pivotal role in the Schaffhausen IWC. In 1984, the first Portofino watch made its grand debut, which is the crystallization of pocket watch and watch design and technology. The picturesque and picturesque harbour town of Portofino is its source of inspiration, which gave this series its name.
   Back in the 1950s, Clark Gable and Audrey Hepburn took charge in this harbour town, completing the eternal Roman Holiday. In the 1960s, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton came to rest during their free time in Rome when filming Cleopatra. This harbour town with a resident population of less than 600 people is also where the famous Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni filmed the film ‘Days in the Clouds’. In the play, the young director played by John Markovich walks quietly on the stone road after the rain of Portofino, walking and following the girl (Sophie Masso). Today we follow it, and there is no way to find the time when it came. However, when the first rain was clear, the panoramic view of the town was overlooked from the famous Splendido Hotel in Portofino. The dark water patted the beach. Intoxicated by this situation, he was intoxicated.
   The new Portofino automatic watch from IWC presents a simple to elegant style, reappearing the beauty of 60s life. Implicit elegance, harmony and generosity are precisely these qualities that make Portofino automatic watches always popular. It can be called the modest gentleman of Schaffhausen, and has won the favor of many watch lovers. It abandons gorgeous exteriors, always whispering time. Just like the small town of Portofino after the rain, walking leisurely is like walking on the clouds and enjoying the beauty of 60s life.
IWC Portofino Automatic
   Portofino’s beautiful scenery combined with the leisurely and casual style of Mediterranean life makes it exude extraordinary charm, attracting many people who understand taste aesthetics. The IWC Portofino automatic watch, with its subtle and elegant style, interprets the Dolce Vita-style 60’s life art, and also makes people pursuing the beauty of life. In the most pleasant season, unload the Chinese clothes, leave the chores, and head to the vacation paradise in your mind. A simple Portofino automatic watch will accompany you through a period of tranquility and peace, strolling on the clouds.
   The new Portofino automatic watch from IWC presents a simple to elegant style, reappearing the beauty of 60s life. Implicit elegance, harmony and generosity are precisely these qualities that make Portofino automatic watches always popular. It can be called the modest gentleman of Schaffhausen, and has won the favor of many watch lovers. It abandons gorgeous exteriors, always whispering time. Just like the small town of Portofino after the rain, walking leisurely is like walking on the clouds and enjoying the beauty of 60s life.
Portofino Automatic
   As the most understated member of this series, the Portofino automatic watch has always been favored by many watch lovers. The hours, minutes, seconds and a date window are all driven by a sturdy self-winding mechanical movement: no more, no less, just perfect. Over the years, despite its many advantages, it has always been a restrained example, which has enabled him to become today’s modest gentleman. In 2011, the year of the Portofino series, this classic watch was replaced with a more modern 40 mm diameter case; after careful redesign, the watch became even slimmer. Its consistent classic design is reminiscent of IWC watches in the 1960s, but at the same time without losing the modern atmosphere. The Portofino automatic watch with a red gold case style is equipped with a silver dial and is equipped with pure red gold scales, with Roman numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock, exposing a touch of delicate luxury. Also attracting attention is the beautiful Portofino harbour engraved on the bottom of the watch. The watch is also available in stainless steel, with a silver or black dial.
   Wearing the IWC Portofino automatic watch, while taking in the beauty of the harbour town, you will also enjoy the beauty of life with its pointers.

Men’s 1972 Tasting Vacheron Constantin 1972 Premier Edition Watch

When I first saw this 1972 series watch, I was deeply fascinated by it. I saw square, round, barrel, trapezoidal before this watch. This is the first time I’ve seen it. I think I must have such a special watch in the future, but the other series of Vacheron Constantin (Vacheron Constantin) can be described as vigorous and new. But this year, the 1972 series finally launched a new men’s watch!

 Just like the name of this series, the birth of some watches is destined to be famous in history. On June 23, 1972, at the Ritz-Carlton Paris, not far from No. 2 Peace Road, Paris, the Comité de France (French Commission) awarded the Vacheron Constantin ‘Prestige de la France’ watch design award in recognition of the professionalism of the brand. Vacheron Constantin was honored to be the first watchmaker to receive this award at the time. To celebrate this honor, a new watch with an irregular design was launched, and the words ‘Prestige de la France’ were engraved on the bottom of these limited edition watches. Later, Vacheron Constantin began to launch men’s and women’s watches of different sizes and proportions in this shape, which gradually evolved into the famous 1972 series we now see.

 In a blink of an eye, it has been 40 years since the launch of this watch, so Vacheron Constantin specially launched this new 1972 men’s watch inspired by the original design in order to mark this important moment. The new model, as always, continues its balanced and irregular design that strictly adheres to the golden ratio. The length of the longest side of the case, divided by the length of the opposite side, is exactly equal to the famous golden section ratio of 1.618. This watch is made of 18K white gold and measures 47 mm (the longest side of the case) x 25 mm (the vertical distance from the longest side to the opposite side).

 I thought the new men’s watch would penetrate the bottom (never through), but it did n’t. I think it may be due to its arched bottom designed for the wrist, but it is gratifying that it is a noble version after all There are a lot of words on the watch’s case back. First, the logo that shows identity, second is the famous ‘Prestige de la France’ badge, and then the Geneva stamp representing quality and excellence. Of course, those Au750, St. Bernard’s dog head and balance symbolize precious metal marks, and its 30-meter water resistance reminds you that this is a precious watch.

 In order to add elegance to this watch, the gray dial is specially decorated with a V-shaped radiation pattern decoration. This originally very simple decoration instantly enriched the layered sense of the dial, and the two 18K red gold hands also corresponded with The Maltese cross in the middle of the center shines, adding endless reverie to the already quite full dial!

It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a distinguished watch with teeth. This watch is matched with a highly textured gray dial, and in particular uses a more noble burgundy crocodile leather strap. In addition to its noble color, its production is quite It is labor-intensive. First, it uses the most beautifully textured Mississippi crocodile skin. Second, this is a crocodile leather strap without stitching. Although no stitching is more elegant and more comfortable, it means using a new manufacturing process. In the end, it is still a double-sided alligator leather strap, which means that others can only make one material for two straps, and the cost can be imagined. In addition, the 18K white gold buckle is also a highlight. It uses the only space of the pin buckle to brand all the imprints that can be printed on it.

 The reason why Switzerland’s fine watchmaking industry can be admired by thousands of people is that the important thing is that Swiss watchmakers have always adhered to a ‘watchmaking for God’ working attitude. The so-called ‘watching for God’ is to do well where you can see, and do better where you can’t see, even better than where you can’t. This watch is like this, but it can’t be seen with such a beautiful movement.
 The movement used in this watch is called 1003 and is 58 years old. Some friends who are familiar with the movement may ask questions. How does this movement look so familiar? Isn’t this Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 849? wrong! We must know that the 849 movement was introduced in 1994. It is an authentic post-90s generation. Counting from age, 1003 can be the grandfather of 849. Since it’s not 849, why look so much like that? (Nonsense! Is n’t it normal for grandsons to be like grandpas, not to mention dear?) All of this has to start from the 1950s. In that era, as the watchmaking process became more refined, all the top Swiss watch brands made The thinnest movement in the world has become the focus of pursuit. Since everyone has common goals and good relations, it is normal to cooperate.

 Therefore, from 1952, everyone began to jointly develop modern ultra-thin manual movements, with R & D members including Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre. In 1953, a Jaeger-LeCoultre movement 803 (the originator of the 849) with a thickness of only 1.64 mm was launched. Later, Vacheron Constantin modified the movement in three dimensions, making it reach or even surpass the Geneva mark. Strict standards and officially launched on the 200th anniversary of the brand’s founding in 1955. Today, this movement is still the thinnest manual winding mechanical movement on the market.

This legendary movement 1003 inherits the extreme ultra-thin dimensions of movement 803, with a thickness of 1.64 mm (1.85 mm for 849) and a diameter of 21.1 mm. Even in such a small space, it still has 117 parts, a balance wheel vibration frequency of 18,000 times per hour, and a power reserve of more than 30 hours. This is an engineering miracle. Of course, its legend is not only technical, but also decorative. It also makes others look at it. All the splints of the movement are made of 18K yellow gold. The traditional Geneva stripes, delicate and delicate pearl patterns and the smooth and round light on the gold splint. The sparkling chamfers are all polished by hand.

 Polishing is important, but the accuracy of a watch is even more important. In order to complete and exceed this mission, the movement of the 1003 caliber is at the expense of the cost. It has abandoned the common light pendulum and the fast and slow needle adjustment. The escapement was replaced with a very traditional screw balance and fine adjustment screw adjustment method. The balance was also adjusted in five directions. In addition, the Kif shock absorber, which was very advanced at the time, was used not only to make the original It is very outstanding in accuracy and has reached the rigorous standards of the Geneva mark.
to sum up:
This is a truly distinguished watch. Not only the case is gold, but the movement is also gold. The design of this watch is extremely elegant, every detail is impeccable, you really can’t find any place in it. Disadvantage, of course, can not find a reason to reject it!