Thankfully, IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Perpetual Double Moonphase Replica Watch was granted a second lease of life some 50 years later. Re-released in 1993 to mark IWC’s 125th birthday, the Portugieser experienced a reversal of fortune and became a modern classic. The audience welcomed the size and the clean dial with open arms. Three years earlier in 1990, IWC had debuted the now-iconic Grande Complication watch, which featured moon phase and perpetual calendar.
The subdials are the same colour as the dial. And the moon phase display is set against the backdrop of a starlit sky to evoke a sense of the vastness of the universe. The phase of the moon is shown in northern and southern hemispheres. Largely because it has a free-spinning rotor that spins in both directions.
When it comes to complications that blend beauty with astonishing performance, IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Replica Watch occupies a spot at the top table. Elegant and refined yet also spellbinding thanks to the moon phase display at 12 o’clock and the rich midnight blue of the dial, this is a watch that inspires wonder and envy in equal measures.
So, this watch is big. The 44.2 mm case size gives it the presence of a sports watch. But the 18 K white gold case and sumptuous black leather alligator bracelet provide the sophisticated air of a dress watch. Blessedly easy to read thanks to a clearly designed symmetrical layout, this edition has the date, month and day on three separate subdials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock respectively. The latter also incorporates small hacking seconds. This particular IWC model has the much-lauded Pellaton winding system and a number of exciting new features. And it is used in tudor replica watches, also tudor watches are really good.
IWC Portugieser Replica Watch IW503401 has a display caseback. Because it would be criminal not to showcase IWC Caliber 52615. The Pellaton mechanism that winds the movement is generally thought to be one of the finest of all time. A highly visible red power reserve indicator features on the date subdial. The year is displayed in four digits in a white aperture between 7 and 8 o’clock. Sapphire glass with anti-reflective proofing protects the dial.
Two barrels work nine functions. Manufactured in-house and tested to IWC’s notoriously rigorous standards, this movement boasts 57 jewels, an 18 K red gold rotor, a Breguet spring, and a rather impressive seven-day power reserve. Part of the genius of the movement is that it accounts for leap years and the fact that months are different lengths. A little IWC Replica Watch history. When the Portugieser debuted in the 1930s it received a rather lukewarm reception. The large, clean dial didn’t go down well.