When it comes to perpetual calendars, does the brand from Schaffhausen have a reputation to uphold. Home of the legendary Da Vinci Replica Watch, they can be credited with bringing the complication back to the forefront of watchmaking after the Quartz crisis. For this watch, they pack the perpetual calendar in a massive 46.2mm large case made from bronze.
Over time this will take on a unique patina, which will complement the deep green dial beautifully. For IWC Replica, it doesn’t stop there. Not only does this perpetual calendar show the current moon phase on both hemispheres, but it also displays the year in full, and has a power reserve of eight days.
The 45-mm case made of grade 5 titanium — a material used in modern automobile engines as well as aerospace components — reflects the “back to the roots” ethos that inspired the IWC Ingenieur Replica collection’s redesign in 2017.
Like other models in IWC’s portfolio outfitted with this complicated movement,the slate-colored dial has a distinctive look, with the date and month indicated in large numerals in the style of a digital fake watch.
In addition to the perpetual calendar, the watch is equipped with a flyback chronograph function, with elapsed hours and minutes tallied in a single subdial at 12 o’clock. The 6 o’clock subdial displays the running seconds and a leap-year indication.
Inside the case, which is water-resistant to 120 meters, is the movement that drives all of these functions, IWC Replica US Watch manufacture Caliber 89801, on display through a sapphire window.It runs in 51 jewels, beats at a 28,800-vph frequency, and amasses a 68-hour power reserve. The watch is mounted on a black calfskin strap.