The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (Ref. IW511101). Introduced in 2014, it is powered by the Calibre 59060 manual-winding movement with 192 hours or 8 days of power reserve and is housed in a 43.5mm diameter case in 18K red gold. The stainless steel version is the Ref. IW511102 (which is priced at SGD13,400). The gold piece shown here comes with a dark brown alligator leather strap made by Santoni and red gold pin buckle. Priced at SGD26,100 / MYR62,500. Note: Prices are correct at the time of writing and may differ due to exchange rate differences. Photo: © IWC
On the dial side, IWC’s 43.5mm Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic Ref. IW511101 looks like a simple two-hand watch.
However, its looks are deceiving; flip the watch over and there will be collectors who will recognise this movement: the Manufacture Calibre 59060 manual-winding movement with eight days or 192 hours of power reserve once fully wound.
The first question collectors might ask is: Why isn’t the power reserve display shown?
Rear view of IWC’s Calibre 59060 manual-winding movement for the Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (Ref. IW511101). Can you spot the power reserve display? Photo: © IWC
Well, that is because it has been moved to the back which makes the rear view even more interesting. Do look again and see if you can spot the power reserve display.
Having this feature at the rear makes this Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic a really understated watch.