IWC has always been favored by a large number of male watch friends. The IWC Portofino series is elegant and modern, with the name of Portofino in Italy, which means a beautiful and comfortable life. The IWC Portofino series IW391019 watch is courageous and excellent in quality. It is a watch most suitable for leisure vacations, business trips and conference halls. This Portofino chronograph is the sixth edition of the Lawrence Sports Charity Fund Series. Part of the proceeds from this watch is donated to foundation projects to assist some problem areas in the world.
Blue symbolizes the hope of vulnerable children, so this IW391019 watch is dominated by blue, and the dial and leather strap are blue. Sophisticated chronograph buttons and sapphire crystals are designed from 1960. The convexly-mounted protruding double-sided anti-reflective mirror prevents the interference of strong light when watching time. The relief at the bottom of the table is a ‘moment of inspiration’, a 7-year-old girl from Sri Lanka, depicting the scene of children playing on the ground. This is her work after the tsunami, which represents her grief. The three-eye chronograph dial and the date window are on the blue dial, and the stainless steel hands look simple and elegant.
The blue dial gives a sense of tolerance, which is in line with the commemorative significance of the watch itself. The relief on the back shows the little girl’s infinite yearning and expectation for the future, and it shows the courage of the little girl. The simple style shows different beauty. This IW391019 watch is generous and stylish.
This IW391019 watch is a sports fund series, which is naturally a sports watch. Sports watches are also indispensable for chronograph functions. The three-eye chronograph dial design is sufficient to support short-term chronographs. The 12 o’clock position is a small 30-minute dial, the 12-hour chronograph dial is at 6 o’clock, and there is a small second dial at 9 o’clock. The retro-designed chronograph button is on the same side of the crown. One is used to control the start / pause of the chronograph, and the other resets the chronograph hands to zero. At 2 o’clock in the double calendar, there are two windows showing the date and the week. The design of the dense bottom is waterproof to a depth of 3 bar. This effect can make it wear normally when swimming. It has a small seconds stop device, which can reduce the damage of the movement when adjusting the calendar.
IWC’s refurbished movement is not necessarily exquisite, but it must be very practical. This Portofino uses the 79320 movement, which is adapted from the 7750, one of the three giants of the ETA movement, and can provide 44 hours of power. Although it is a remodeled movement, many key parts are owned by IWC, and a lot of changes have been made based on it. IWC changed the original scale fast and slow needle system to the TRIOVIS fine-tuning system to improve the stability of the oscillation system. The levers and springs of the timing buttons have also been reworked, making the timing buttons of IWC relatively smooth.
Portofino’s IW391019 watch looks smart and dry, but at the same time the relief on the back reveals a touch of tenderness. The blue main color represents the hope of disadvantaged children, and the three-eye design has always been a classic element in IWC chronograph watches. The limit of 2500 is also significant. Although the movement is not self-produced, the key parts of the 7750 movement have been modified and refined by IWC to make it reach the Swiss Observatory certification to ensure quality. This is a good choice even for friends who are keen on the movement. Of course, I also hope that this series of watches will help people who have suffered disasters and convey their true feelings.
Watch details: iwc / 25792 /