The year 2015 is the year of the Portugieser. IWC developed an annual calendar powered by the new Replica Watches calibre.
In 2015 IWC continues to enhance its watch families with new in-house designed and manufactured complications. After the Portugieser minute repeater, the Portugieser 7-day power reserve, the Portugieser perpetual calendar, the Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère, the Portugieser constant-force tourbillon and the recent Portugieser 8-day hand-wound movement it is now the Cheap Replica Watches that starts to court for the sought after and limited space on our wrists.
The Portugieser Annual Calendar is powered by the new IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre. The watch symbolizes the launch of an IWC initiative to produce further series of in-house calibre families in the years ahead. Located at “12 o’clock” on the dial, IWC Replica annual calendar shows the month, date and day in three separate, semi-circular windows. The switching mechanism automatically takes into account the differing lengths of individual months. Unlike a perpetual calendar, however, the annual calendar is unable to factor in the differing length of the month of February or the leap years. Once a year, then, at the end of February, it requires manual correction. For the development of the annual calendar module, IWC’s watch designers ensured that the correction could be carried out easily and conveniently using the crown.
Thanks to this elegant solution, the engineers were able to dispense with a corrector, which would have compromised the IWC Replica Watches Annual Calendar’s purist design.
With its voluminous 44.2-millimetre case, grooved bezel, classic railway-track-style chapter ring, slim feuille hands and almost unchanged Arabic numerals, the Portugieser Annual Calendar very closely resembles the original Portugieser of 1939, a veritable design icon.The small seconds subdial, however, is not positioned at “6 o’clock” as in the original, but at “9 o’clock”. The subdial on the opposite side contains the power reserve display. I am pretty sure that the rare combination of an annual calendar and 168-hour calibre will make this latest complication an attractive for watch connoisseurs.
Across the entire Cheap IWC Replica family, the rotors have been made slimmer, while the bridges are more open and inset with a solid gold “Probus Scafusia” medallion. This way, even more details of the movement with its two barrels can be seen. The improved Pellaton winding system with the practically wear-free components made of black and white ceramic is also clearly visible.