Wrist Watching: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Wears IWC Portofino Automatic To The White House
by Nick Gould
Giuseppe Conte is the current prime minister of Italy. He formally assumed his duties on June 1, 2018.
Conte, previously a law professor, was the first person since former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to assume the highest Italian office without any prior government service.
In July, Conte met with his U.S. counterpart, President Donald Trump, in Washington, D.C. and visited the White House.
While there, we were afforded a clear view of the timepiece Conte was wearing thanks to a photo opportunity with President Trump for the world’s media.
The watch on his wrist was an IWC Portofino Automatic in stainless steel in a particularly attractive execution featuring gold-colored hands, markers, and numerals against the silver-plated white dial.
The Portofino is a simple timepiece, and Conte’s contrasting version goes particularly well with the classic look of his navy-blue suit and tie with white pocket square.
It is a suitable choice for a leader of a country as it isn’t too flashy and pairs well with a nice suit while still exuding the class that goes along with choosing a Swiss watch.
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Quick Facts IWC Portofino Automatic (Reference IW356517)
Case: 40 x 9.3 mm, stainless steel
Movement: automatic Caliber 35111 (base Sellita SW300-1), 42-hour power reserve
Functions: hours, minutes, hacking seconds; date