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IWC have just announced details (and more importantly pictures) of their first Watches & Wonders novelty, the Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher.The Portofino family is IWC’s dressiest line – an elegant design with a lot of polish, and best suited to simple three handed affairs. Putting the traditionally sporty chronograph complication into this sort of watch is a risky affair. When brands try it if often results in a lack of aesthetic balance. This is because the profusion of subdials and pushers that are essential to the purpose of a chronograph overwhelm the simplicity that a dressy piece demands.IWC have cleverly circumvented this issue by using a monopusher chronograph in their latest addition to the Portofino family. Sure, the dial still has a bit going on with the small seconds, chronograph subdial and the 8-day (!) power reserve indicator, but rather than ruining the case profile with all those pushers they’ve resolved them down to one that can do it all.…

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