IWC Portofino Moonphase Ref. 5251

This is what’s known as an objectively cool watch. It’s essentially the result of watchmaking legend extraordinaire Kurt Klaus’s desire to install the Cal. 9521 pocket watch movement inside a wristwatch, given its sheer beauty and importance to the brand. This effectively launched the iconic Portofino line, and made a splash in the watch world, given the unconventional nature of a 46 mm dress watch in the early 1980s. No two ways about it – it’s dope. But for me, it’s a bit more than that.

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