The Replica Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon has a 45-mm Portugieser case, with curved lugs and a relatively large crown. The dial’s outer edge features a railroad minute track recalling the marine chronometers that originally inspired the series, while applied Arabic numerals decorate most hour positions.
The right-hand side features an analog date indicator as well as a display for the impressive 7-day power reserve.Toward the bottom is an analog month indicator as well as the moon-phase, while the top is dedicated to showcasing the large aperture for the watch’s namesake tourbillon. Passing over the dial are two leaf hands for the hours and minutes.
This array of functions is powered by the IWC Replica Caliber 51950, an automatic movement with a gold oscillating rotor, visible via a sapphire caseback. Both the blue-dial and silver-dial versions of the watch are secured to the wrist via a blue alligator leather strap by Santoni.
Inside the new Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph is the IWC caliber 89900, made in-house by the brand. Like the movement powering its perpetual calendar-equipped sibling, this Replica Watch automatic mechanism features a gold oscillating weight, though it offers a smaller power reserve of 68 hours.
The chronograph movement notably features a flyback mechanism which gently “flies back” the chronograph seconds hand to zero upon reset, giving the watch an uncommon and luxurious aesthetic in its timekeeping.
The name “Spitfire” first appeared at the turn of the millennium.Replica IWCbegan manufacturing a series of pilots’ watches named after the legendary aircraft in 2003. With its pale dial, it was regarded as “the more elegant Mark,” but it was somewhat overshadowed by the 14th incarnation of the classic pilots’ watch.
The new Pilot’sFakeWatch Automatic Spitfire is equipped with new manufacture Caliber 32110. IWC presents two versions: our tested watch with stainless-steel case, black dial and green textile strap; and a version with a bronze case, green dial and dark brown calfskin strap.
The matte stainless-steel case with its narrow, steep bezel and massive screw-in back has a moderate diameter of 39 mm and is therefore one mm smaller than the case of theIWC Mark XVIII Replica. The height is 10.86 mm, which gives it a sporty look and is also an appropriate thickness for a classic pilots’ watch. Manufacture Caliber 32110 contributes to the case’s height: the movement is 4.2 mm thick. Its diameter is 28.2 mm.
The movement cannot be seen through the opaque double back, but it’s nonetheless designed in the characteristic Swiss IWC Replica manner. Typical details are robust bridges adorned with circular Geneva waves, various circular graining patterns and, above all, the openwork rotor with IWC’s logo.
The Fake IWC green textile band, which is lined with leather, seems to refer to this globe-girdling airborne adventure. The strap is inspired by the color codes of the old fighter plane and keeps the watch attached to its wearer’s wrist – reliably, stylishly and idiosyncratically.