Posted by: acejewelers | January 19, 2011

Team Ace SIHH 2011 Trade Show Review: IWC Watches

Yesterday Team Ace visited the annual SIHH Watch Fair in Geneva. The booth of IWC was totally renewed in to a film set in 1950s style based in Italy. Since the complete Portofino collection has been renewed, the theme of this year it Italy… La Dolce Vita ;) Check the video we made at: http://www.AceJewelers.TV (including with interview with Mr. Santoni):

Before we start sharing the news about the Portofino collection, here is all the other news that we heard at the SIHH and new models we ordered:

Limited Editions:

IW323608

Snapshot by Ace of IW323608

The annual Laureus Limited Edition in blue is this year a Vintage Ingenieur Automatic in stainless steel. It looks elegant.
Reference: IW323310 or IW3233-10
Price: EUR 6.250 (including 19% VAT)

The last limited edition is one every one expected: The Portuguese Grande Complication in platinum! Sweet! As usual they only produce 50 years of the movements, so now the movements are divided over a platinum or red gold case!
Reference: IW377401 or IW3774-01
Price: EUR 209.000 (including 19% VAT)

 

Stainless steel strap IWC Portofino

Snapshot by Ace of Stainless steel strap IWC Portofino

Then there where four new dials: The stainless steel Big Ingenieur Chrono now comes in an all-black or all-white dial. Very clean and nice improvement. And, the Portuguese Hand-Wound that has been introduced last year also had a dial update, the “Panda Dials” are replaced with complete black or complete silvered dial. Like the limited edition Pure Classic models. Those have been delayed again, but don’t despair, we expect them this summer. Trust us, they are worth the wait.

IW545408

Snapshot by Ace of IW545408

Now, last but certainly not least, the Portofino collection… Complete new models, complete new movements and amazing watch straps made by one of the best shoe manufacturer in the world: Santoni! The most stunning model is the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days. Complete new movement built on the famous Jones-calibre. Amazing movement with power reserve function and beautiful Santoni alligator straps. Unfortunately the next great model, Portofino Dual Time Automatic, will only be available in March 2012!!! Yes, there will be another SIHH fair before we will receive these watches. Then the fundamental Portofino automatic and chronograph models have received a new movement (special ETA movement designed for IWC), new case and are also available with new Milanese Mesh Steel bracelets. Very elegant! Here an overview of references and prices:

Portofino Classics

IWC Portofino Classics

IW356504 Portofino Automatic in Red Gold on leather strap with silvered dial for EUR 8.950 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3565-04.
IW356501 Portofino Automatic in Stainless Steel on leather strap with silvered dial for  EUR 3.500 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3565-01.
IW356502 Portofino Automatic in Stainless Steel on leather strap with black dial for  EUR 3.500 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3565-02.
IW356505 Portofino Automatic in Stainless Steel on steel strap with silvered dial for  EUR 4.350 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3565-05.
IW356506 Portofino Automatic in Stainless Steel on steel strap with black dial for  EUR 4.350 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3565-06.

IW391006

IWC Portofino Chrono IW391006

IW391001 Portofino Chronograph Automatic in Stainless Steel on leather strap with silvered dial for  EUR 4.600 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3910-01.
IW391002 Portofino Chronograph Automatic in Stainless Steel on leather strap with black  dial for  EUR 4.600 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3910-02.
IW391005 Portofino Chronograph Automatic in Stainless Steel on steel strap with silvered dial for  EUR 5.450 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3910-05.
IW391006 Portofino Chronograph Automatic in Stainless Steel on steel strap with black dial for  EUR 5.450 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW3910-06.

IW510103

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days IW510103

IW510104 Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days in Red Gold on Santoni strap with grey dial for  EUR 15.600 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW5101-04.
IW510102 Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days in stainless steel on Santoni strap with black dial for  EUR 8.400 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW5101-02.
IW510103 Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days in stainless steel on Santoni strap with silvered dial for  EUR 8.400 (including 19% VAT) a.k.a. IW5101-03.

IWC Portofino Dual Time models

IWC Portofino Dual Time models

IW361004 Portofino Dual Time in red gold on Santoni strap with grey dial for  EUR 14.700 (including 19% VAT) ONLY MARCH 2012 a.k.a. IW3610-04.
IW361001 Portofino Dual Time in stainless steel on Santoni strap with silvered dial for  EUR 7.800 (including 19% VAT) ONLY MARCH 2012 a.k.a. IW3610-01.
IW361002 Portofino Dual Time in stainless steel on Santoni strap with black dial for  EUR 7.800 (including 19% VAT) ONLY MARCH 2012 a.k.a. IW3610-02.

Santoni Shoemaker

Ace loves Santoni!

We are working hard to get these show models physically to Amsterdam to present them to you during our annual IWC Novelty Show. And, we are working hard to integrate them in to our IWC eCorner on our website, so you can order them online.

Until then, have a look at the complete new IWC website, two thumbs up for the IWC Online Team in Schaffhausen.

Stay tuned…

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  1. [...] – Team Ace SIHH 2011 Trade Show Review: IWC Watches [...]

  2. I am a new guy! I like here!

  3. bad store, bad service….

    • Dear Renato,

      We are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with our service. Therefore we have sent you an e-mail so we can solve the problem.

      Best Regards,

      Ace Jewelers

  4. hey allon leuke film over sihh en alle novelties. vernieuwend.
    groetjes de (rene) kahle family uit Laren.

    • Bedankt! Groeten terug van de Ace Family uit Amsterdam :)


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