Monday, 29 July 2013
This is an impressive watch
IWC is one of the world's finest timepiece manufacturers. There is something attractive about going against the ocean of buyers who either buy a Rolex or a Breitling when making a fine watch purchase.
IWC Schaffhausen is notable for being the only major Swiss watch factory located in eastern Switzerland, as the majority of the well-known Swiss watch manufacturers are located in western Switzerland. International Watch Company Schaffhausen (IWC) is steeped in timepiece history. It was founded in 1868. Importantly he timepieces are still essentially handmade. My stand out favourite is the IWC Portofino Chronograph. My favourite detail of the watch is the 60′s style Milanese mesh band. This is making a strong comeback, as most manufacturers have run out of designs for the steel bracelet. Breitling as well as Dolce & Gabbana have recently used the mesh band on their latest timepieces. The face of the Portofino is kept simple and elegant. Another beautiful addition is the three push-buttons which are reminiscent of the cockpit of 1960s Italian sports cars. This truly is a beautiful watch. Yes, beautiful. Gentleman, buy yourself a good watch and keep it for life. Some say a man can be judged by his watch and shoes. Only good judgements in this case. One thing is for sure, it will make the greatest grandfather grandson gift ever.