IWC countries in recent years to transform a series, the Portuguese series in 2015 is 75 years of birth, so this turn to launch a new Portuguese series of watches, including the calendar date digital watch, manual winding power reserve watch, As well as IWC brand history for the first time introduced the calendar this complex function — the World Portuguese calendar watch, this is the SIHH watch the most watched new watch million.
The so-called calendar, is able to indicate the date, week, month, and can automatically distinguish the size of the month, only the end of February each year need to manually adjust the calendar. Function and the calendar is the difference between the leap year can not distinguish between the year, that is, in February can not distinguish between 29 days or 28 days; calendar function is living in the calendar calendar and calendar calendar between the two functions.
You may not believe it, as early as 1889 Patek Philippe perpetual calendar pocket watch to obtain a patent, but the history of the calendar less than 20 years! 1997 Basel Watch Fair, Patek Philippe introduced the world’s first calendar watch – 5035, with 315SC automatic movement. After 5,035 in 2005 replaced by 5146.
Let us return to the IWC, the Portuguese series as the IWC pearl, has been a variety of complex features of the platform: from automatic winding watch, chronograph, calendar table, to the famous Siderale Scafusia ‘Zhuoju’. But not the calendar, not only the Portuguese series did not have calendar, the nations other series also did not have the calendar.
Today, after five years of research and development, IWC has finally launched its first annual calendar watch – the Portuguese calendar 5035, a few years ago launched a new marine series, the new wave Fino series, the new Da Vinci Series, all without exception in the appearance of a reborn change, a lot of controversy, it was annoying people tired of the economy to the good, the cake is increasing day by day, controversial is a good thing; now, the global economy is a mess, reflected in the watch , The design tends to conservative nostalgia, and first look at the tight bowl of Pork does not lose Caixing, this year’s new Portuguese series is also true: its huge 44.2 mm case, groove-type bezel, the classic track scale, Leaf-shaped slim hands and almost no change in the Arabic numerals of the time scale, very very similar to the 1939 prototype Portugieser, become worthy of the name of the design totem.
Portuguese calendar 5035 thickness is not small, 15.3 mm, which naturally can not be called ultra-thin watch, but the Portuguese series has always been a big man, 5035 is the new Portuguese automatic watch module from the calendar module, you know Portugal has 14.5 mm automatic watch, and fair to say that this prototype size is almost 1939. IWC with a new round arched sapphire crystal table, so you can reduce the thickness of the shell to reduce the oppression of the wrist, in addition, the width of the bezel also reduced to the extreme with its concave arc, the front seems to only seem Dial, so the visual effect will feel smaller, short and fast lug table, the root strap to do the arc design, make the watch to wear more fit wrist.
Basic layout similar to the Portuguese automatic watch symmetrical layout, 3 o’clock is 7 days power indicator, 9 o’clock position is a small second hand, willow-shaped hands, Arabic numerals, the track pattern is the classic old, the main Change is the calendar; 11:00 to 1:00 direction of the order of the three large fan window, month window, date window, week window. The calendar on black and white is clearly legible, intuitive and clean. The calendar order of the month, day and week is American. It reminds everyone that Florentine Ariosto Jones, founder of IWC, is from the United States! Look carefully, the depth of the calendar disc to be deeper than the two sides, guess the calendar structure or a large calendar ring on the two side of the month disk and the week, followed by a positive movement confirmed this point.
There is a row below the small print ‘ANNUAL CALENDAL’ calendar means, some superfluous feeling, if can be removed, the disk will be more simple and elegant. The original 12 o’clock position of the brand name of the corresponding moved to 6 o’clock, just fill the calendar window on the blank.
There are three variants of the calendar watch, silver-plated disk models IW503501, night blue plate steel IW503502; red gold plated face plate IW503504. They are beautiful, but the dazzling star is steel / blue – the sun-blue dial has a mirror-like quality that can make it look like the midnight or summer sea, depending on the light. This is to induce me to look more lovingly facial glans. And I have been looking forward to future gold / blue or platinum / blue combinations.
Portuguese Calendar 5035 also has an advantage that there is no separate hidden adjustment button, all the calendar adjustments can be completed by a large crown, a great idea.
Visually more complex decorative polish is evident, especially the chamfering of all the edges of the splint. However, from the ratchet ratchet rattling details can be seen, the Geneva stripes and the radiation pattern of sharpness and uniformity of spacing, indicating that this is machine processing. Chamfer chamfer is also true, on the one hand there is no sharp inside angle (which is good at the hands of the machine can not do), on the other hand, no mirror polished chamfer. Of course, such critical is the top brand of grinding process standards, IWC in the luxury watch to do is also quite good.
The dial side of the movement unfortunately no chance to list the real capacity, only the official photo of the brand, there is no specific introduction to the calendar module, but the photo point of view, and PP5035 calendar model should be similar. The introduction of the calendar module operation process is as follows:
The hour wheel propels the date forward wheel. The date advance wheel has two different propulsion indicators, one for the date and month display, and one for the week. When midnight, with the help of the top of the pointer to achieve the date conversion. The display of the month and the setting wheel for adjusting the length of the month are controlled by two pins in the date display panel. The first pin on the display disc pushes the set wheel to rotate one frame. A stylus on the push rod identifies a 30-day month with a deeper incision on the setting wheel, setting a longer switching path for it. As a result, the date of the double conversion of the next day to achieve through the push rod.
Replica IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar Watch
#Brand, Seller, or Collection Name – IWC
#Model number – IW503502
#Part Number – IW503502
#Item Shape – Round
#Dial window material type – Anti reflective sapphire
#Display Type – Analog
#Clasp – Buckle
#Case material – Stainless Steel
#Case diameter – 44.2 millimeters
#Case Thickness – 15.30
#Band Material – Black Alligator Leather
#Band width – 24 millimeters
#Band Color – Black
#Dial color – Midnight Blue
#Bezel material – Fixed
#Calendar – Perpetual Calendar
#Movement – Automatic
#Water resistant depth – 30 Meters