IWC Combines Their Core Design Language With An Updated Case In Their New Top Swiss IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Fake Watches UK

We’ve got four years until the next leap year, which means I’ve got a few years to search for perfect replica watches to be appropriately prepared. IWC is one of the early entrants to the competition. I actually got to preview their new Perpetual Calendar on leap day. It was an appropriate celebration, but since I wasn’t allowed to post it until earlier this week, I lead with another IWC Perpetual Calendar, which is appropriate. Next to Patek, IWC is a brand I most closely associate with perpetual calendars.

Thanks to the genius of the legendary Kurt Klaus, IWC jumped into the complications arms race with the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar in 1985. From there, it took off, going from perpetual calendar only to perpetual calendar with split chronograph, then adding a minute repeater and finally a tourbillon in short order. So excuse me if I say, if UK AAA IWC fake watches is talking perpetual calendars, it deserves some respect, dammit.

It would be easy for a “normal” perpetual calendar to get overshadowed in a year like IWC has had, with a boatload of SKUs in the Portugieser lineup, ranging from the more affordable (and daily wear-appropriate) time-only or chronograph releases to the “big brother” Eternal Calendar. In fact, it’s partially because of the Eternal Calendar that I figured the luxury 2024 replica IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar watches would deal with a little bit of “middle child syndrome” and deserved some extra attention. In fact, they look so damn good I spent a bunch of extra time photographing the releases when I saw them during previews and felt like they deserved their moment in the sun.

The new Portugieser Perpetual Calendars are an additive part of the lineup, joining the 42mm release from a few years ago that has what I’d consider a more “traditional” dial layout for a quantième perpetuel (as the French say, or QP), with subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. That gives the 42mm a dressier feel that might feel appropriate for a dressier copy watches for sale like the Portugieser. But frankly, that’s not the iconic IWC layout I’ve come to love. Sure, you can get it in a more traditional color combination like below (Armor gold and white lacquered dial) but IWC knows how to give you a few options with a bit more fun.

This new cheap 1:1 replica watches should feel familiar. It sits somewhere between the visuals of the past 44mm ref. IW503302 Portugieser and the 2018 ref. IW503406 Portugieser Perpetual Calendars, most noticeably with the double moonphase for the north and south hemispheres at 12 o’clock. It’s the kind of dial I’m used to from looking at the Big Pilot perpetual calendars (like the Lake Tahoe released last year). It might not be common knowledge for the average reader, but a big part of that design comes from the fact that the dual moonphase displays track both the northern and southern hemisphere – something you don’t get on the Portugieser QP 42.

One of the bigger struggles the Portugieser QP 44 might have is the size. At 44mm, it’s already large, but 14.9mm starts to get on the thicker side. But the case has been completely reworked. The case ring is slimmer, making a slimmer profile from the side while moving some of the thickness to the double-domed sapphires at the front and back, making room for a bolder dial display and a movement that takes advantage of every potential millimeter of space. This is no Patek 5070, a watch that’s essentially a “thin guy in a giant coat” to reverse “Tommy Boy.”

Regardless, the watch still looks large on the wrist since the dial goes nearly edge to edge of the case, with little bezel and a double domed sapphire that also increases legibility (and perceived size). The trade-off is that the Swiss made fake watches has seven days of power reserve from the dual barrels of the caliber 52616 movement (which you’ll also find in other recent IWC QP releases). While I don’t own a perpetual calendar, I know that a longer power reserve is a big plus in theory – there’s less risk that the power runs down and you have to set the watch again. IWC has made the issue pretty simple, with a movement set only through the crown. And with a more generous case size, you also get a moonphase that’s accurate to 577.5 years.

The Pellaton winding system with solid-gold rotor has a mix of utilitarian and and high-end appeal. Some of that comes from being greeted by a big black ceramic gear at the back. Sure, there’s anglage on the movement. But there’s often a disparate level of finishing versus price when you’re talking about a movement frequently cased in slightly more affordable materials and placed in a precious metal. You’ll see that criticism as much, if not more, on the new Rolex Daytonas in platinum, with transparent caseback.

While I might gravitate more toward the pilots best super clone watches from IWC, the dials on the new Portugiesers are – across the board – quite striking. The dials are made of 15 layers of transparent lacquer, which is then fine-ground and polished to a high gloss finish. The subdials are milled out of the brass and lacquer layer and the markers are hand-applied.

Which basically leaves me to the final question: which version do I like the most? Well, the Obsidian dial in the Armor Gold case is quite striking. I get the sense that younger collectors might miss how iconic (and rare) a black on yellow combination used to be on things like old Pateks. You get a little bit of that here, though obviously far more busy than a Calatrava ever is. That’s a good segue to talk about one model that’s shown below that we didn’t introduce formally. Only in that color combination, IWC also unveiled a cool new tourbillon with a day/night spherical indication at 9 o’clock. The case measures 42.4 mm by 10.8 mm and features the same extra-strong Armor Gold (harder than 5N gold). More importantly high quality replica watches features a new 81925 caliber movement and runs $79,300.

My second choice is the Dune dial in a white gold case. I’ll let you insert your own “Dune” film pun here, but the soft sandy dial is a nice alternative to white on white – maybe something they could have done with the Eternal Calendar, which still feels a bit flat to me. That leaves us with my last potential hangup with the Swiss movements replica watches. Because of the precious metal case, the new Portugieser Perpetual Calendars aren’t cheap – $46,500 in Armor Gold or $47,500 in white gold. Sure, you’re getting a perpetual calendar (and making them isn’t easy, let alone at the scale IWC is doing). But its a price that might be a tough pill for some customers to swallow. Previous iterations haven’t necessarily held their value on the secondary market, and faced with paying a not-insignificant amount more for a newer model, you might see customers walking toward grey market dealers instead. Only time will tell if all the improvements of the new watch are enough to create a perceived value for buyers.

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