A gentleman's wristwatch of 18k gold. Model Portofino Romain ''Club 100'', ref. 3209. Mechanical movement with automatic winding and date, cal. 889/1. White dial with gold hour markers and hands. Black IWC crocodile strap with IWC C-type buckle of 18k gold. Watch diameter 34 mm. 1990s.
Accompanied by IWC box and service papers from authorized retailer Klarlund 2020.
One of the most popular sports in Switzerland today is ice hockey – and in the hometown of the world-renowned watchmaking company IWC, the local club is the EHC Schaffhausen. The EHCS has an exclusive assembly within the ice hockey club called “Club 100”. This gathering is comprised of the 100 most important sponsors of the ice hockey club. During the 1990s IWC was one of the main sponsors of the club and became the company after whom the EHCS stadium is named after, thus creating a very limited edition of the Portofino models only available for “Club 100” members. Hence, this watch is close to impossible to find anywhere on the market today, as the vast majority of this limited series resides within private collections found in Switzerland.
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