• Graduate
    10 May 2022, 9:51 a.m.

    Dear Collectors

    I want to show you a watch which is not very often seen. It's the Portugieser
    Automatic Edition "Beijing International Film Festival 2015". As it has the
    reference number IW500706, it is probably the first Portugieser Automatic
    special edition with the updated caliber 52010. The panda dial (silver and
    black) is really magnificent:

    Besides Panda matches with China, according to IWC, the watch reflects the
    aesthetics of the classic black&white movies. It's light and shadow and
    therefore the essence of cinema. Furthermore, the two symmetrical black
    subdials remind people of a film projector. I think, that's really wonderful.

    On the back, you can see the movement with the rotor, which shows the film
    festival's hallmark engraved on a golden medal. And you can see the limitation
    "One out of 50", which is really little for a watch in stainless steel and
    makes this timepiece a real treasur to me!

    The following year (for the "BJIFF 2016"), IWC launched a Portofino Hand-wound
    Eight Days with the same colour code (IW510114), limited to 50 pieces as well.


  • Connoisseur
    10 May 2022, 11:51 a.m.

    That's an absolutely beautiful piece Philipp!

    Thanks for sharing and for the insights into the design cues. I love these

    You prompted me to search out the Portofino edition.

    Here's a picture for everyone.

  • Master
    12 May 2022, 4:36 a.m.

    What a magnificent Portugieser and rare to boot.
    Just lovely!!