Though the dial design – Arabic numerals with a railway minute track – was utilised on a first generation Portugieser Perpetual Calendar in platinum, it was done in the smaller case size. The new IWC Replica 44.2mm case, which is 14.9mm high, making it a hefty chunk of metal.
It has a trademark dual moon phase display at 12 o’clock, which can indicate the age of the moon in the northern and southern hemispheres, and another iconic perpetual calendar function of Swiss IWC Replica, which is a four-digit year display.
All calendar functions are pre-programmed, can be synchronized and set via the crown, but only forward. If the calendar is ahead of the current date, resetting the calendar requires visiting a service center or waiting for the actual calendar to catch up.
The movement inside is the cal. 52615, based on IWC’s second generation seven-day automatic that has Pellaton winding and twin barrels. As with all precious metal case IWC copy watches, the movement is fitted with 18k red gold rotor; steel watches get a brass rotor with an inlaid gold medallion.
IWC Schaffhausen Replicahas put the spotlight on its elegant Portugieser family in 2020, and as part of its new lineup has also unveiled the first new models in the nautical-inspired Portugieser Yacht Club sub-series since its last revamp in 2010.
Measuring 44.5 mm in diameter and 14.4 mm thick, the case houses behind its navy blue dial the in-house, automatic Caliber 82835, enhanced here for the first time with a tides display function. Developed for the Swiss IWC Replica yachtsmen whose passion inspired the collection, its useful features include the subdial at 6 o’clock which indicates the expected times for the next high and low water, along with the double moon phase display at 12 o’clock, which shows spring and neap tides as well as information about the strength of the current tides.The plating on the hour and minute hands and the hour appliqués are in the same 5N rose gold as the case.
The automatic Caliber 82835 beats in full view behind a sapphire caseback. Outfitted with the all-new module for the tide displays and incorporating IWC Replica US Watches Pellaton winding system with high-tech ceramic components, it stores a respectable power reserve of 68 hours. The watch is mounted on a blue textile strap that echoes the maritime theme of the dial, and of the watch itself.
The latest versions of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph include two in stainless steel cases with steel bracelets — one with a silvered dial with blue highlights, the other, a blue dial with white details — and one two-tone steel-and-rose-gold model with a silvered dial, whose gold details include the hands, hour numerals, bezel, and the center links of the bracelet.
TheFake IWCPortugiesercases measure 44.6 mm, the same as the Moon & Tides model, and the dial layout showcases the user-friendly chronograph readout at 12 o’clock, which tallies both elapsed hours and minutes on a single subdial.
Here, Swiss IWC Replica is resuming its original diameter of 55 mm. With beige luminous material and a matte case, the newcomer’s style comes very close to its predecessor, even if it has a small seconds subdial; the original model had a central seconds hand.
IWC recently unveiled the Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage in a classical diameter of 46 mm.All are equipped with a soft-iron inner case to protect the movement against magnetic fields – the predecessor lacked this practical detail. The 48-mm version has a little window in the caseback, which offers a view of the balance and, according to Fake IWC, scarcely detracts from the protection against magnetism.
This line also includes a version that features the useful complication of a digital annual calendar: the46-mm Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Spitfire is powered by manufacture Caliber 52850, which amasses a seven- day power reserve and can be admired through the sapphire back.
The Top Gun Big Pilot’s Watch models combine a matte-black ceramic case and a textile-look wristband for a contemporary military touch that nonetheless preserves the other traditional characteristics. Here, too, a Cheap IWC Replica Watch is available in the classical 46-mm size. The titanium back bears the Top Gun emblem as a relief engraving. The wristband looks like it’s textile but is actually made of patterned calfskin for greater durability.
The new IWC Da Vinci Automatic Replica watches US revive some elements of its look. The new models have a high-polish case wrapping around the dial, with leaf-shaped hands that are finished in the same tone that the polished numerals on the dial have. I find myself preferring the slate dial, but I do rather like the blued seconds hand on the silver dial, as it’s a nice bit of color.
One other thing that may not be immediately apparent about the IWC Da Vinci Automatic is the fact that the lugs are articulating, or hinged. Basically, that means that you should get a very comfortable fit on your wrist, even if your wrists are on the smaller side. I’ve experienced this type of lug on other Best IWC Replica, and it does make for a better fit – at 40mm, of course, there will be no worries about “lug overhang” anyway.
As for the overall look of the Swiss IWC Replica Da Vinci Automatic, it’s cohesive, and it’s a solid, classic look. Then again, it also reminds me somewhat of a certain Timex design. This is not to disparage either brand, but the numerals do evoke that association. Naturally, if you had the IWC Da Vinci Automatic and a Weekender next to each other, you’d have no trouble telling them apart, both in weight and build quality. In terms of the overall aesthetic of the Fake IWC Da Vinci Automatic, though, it is not putting grail visions in my head.
It does put a question in my mind, though – what designer thought that this was the right positioning to put the date window in? It’s simply jarring. Not that it’s at 6 o’clock, but the fact that it does not follow with the circle that the numeral indices are creating. Even if they had aligned the top edge of the date window with the line drawn from the tops of the 7 and the 5, I could maybe let it slide. But this… this does not look to me like the refinement I expect of a luxury IWC Replica Watches. It causes it to look like a case that was fitted with too small of a movement, resulting in the date window being too far inward.