Inside of the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Day & Date watch is a nice-looking in-house made IWC movement . IWC has sort of over-shadowed their Portofino collection for men by releasing a 37mm-wide model intended for women. While the 40mm-wide IWC Portofino Automatic is a slim classic for men, the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Day & Date comes in a large 45mm-wide case that is 13mm thick. The best part is that the movement appears to take up a large amount of the case which makes it feel like it isn’t any larger than it needs to be.
IWC has designed the manufacture caliber 59220 movement to offer the time with subsidiary seconds dial, day of the week dial, big date indicator, and power reserve indicator – all arranged in a balanced, easy-to-read layout on the main dial. There is an almost flat yet cool look to the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Day & Date which reminds of how some Ressence timepieces look.
The movement has a long 192 hours of power reserve while operating at a respectable 4Hz. The movement also really looks nice and, as a package, just works really well for me.