celebration of 75 Years In Style


It’s certainly a fitting way to mark the 75th birthday of this exceptional collection of watches and, given their popularity, one that has been much anticipated by collectors and enthusiasts alike. As is the brand’s custom, each year a single collection is chosen for a complete overhaul. Last year it was the Aquatimer and for 2020 it is of course the Portuguese.
At first glance the new Portugieser Annual Calendar looks remarkably similar to the original seven days Portuguese that we know and love. I for one certainly can’t wait to see the full line-up but for now we will just have to content ourselves with taking a closer look at the Portugieser Annual Calendar.
Due to be officially unveiled to the world later this month at SIHH 2020, the Portugieser Annual Calendar will be just one of a number of new pieces from cheap replica IWC this year. As a matter of fact, both models share the same 44.2mm case and familiar symmetrical dial layout, with small seconds and power reserve shown at their respective nine and three o’clock positions.
There is of course one (or rather three) noticeable difference nevertheless between the two models; across the top of the dial on the new Portugieser Annual Calendar three windows display the month, date and day, hence the name. Indeed a small part of this increased height can actually be attributed to the domed sapphire crystal, another new feature that will appear on other models in the revamped Portugieser range. This is a new complication for IWC, with all three indications being of the jumping variety, meaning levers are used to advance the calendar discs instantaneously. @FPF6DV%{DON]$(KWZXS{15
Admittedly this new design takes a bit of getting used to as it does throw the balance of this classic dial off a bit but I think the increase in functionality is worth the trade-off. The Portugieser Annual Calendar will be available in steel with a blue or silver dial, as well as red gold with a silver dial. No official word on US$ pricing as yet though unfortunately.
Inside the Portugieser Annual Calendar is the in-house calibre 52850, part of the new calibre 52000 collection which will replace the incumbent calibre 5000. Like its predecessor, the automatic calibre 52000 also offers an impressive 7-day power reserve, nevertheless this is now achieved through the use of twin barrels instead of a single-barrel as was the case with the calibre 5000. If you are that kind of person who always wants to be different and unique, the best swiss replica watches of this edition would definitely be you type.
Visible through the sapphire case back, the new 52850 calibre – like all 520000 movements – features blued screws and more elaborate decoration, details that were missing from the initial calibre 5000. Likewise the automatic rotor now includes a solid red gold medallion adorned with the IWC motto “Probus Scafusia” and is thinner than that of its predecessor.
Best of all at 15.3mm the Portugieser Annual Calendar is only 1.3mm thicker than the current Portuguese Automatic, a difference that I am sure will be barely noticeable on the wrist. Plus reading the calendar indications can be done at a glance, a feat made slightly more challenging when the indications are split-up and spread out across the dial.

Popular Replica IWC Launches Online Customization Tool


With the beginning of Baselworld just a few days away, the replica IWC doesn’t want to fully surrender the spotlight. Today the Richemont-owned brand stated that it is releasing an online customization tool that allows customers to create their own versions of the Ingeneiur chronograph and then order those watches directly. This comes less than a year after IWC released its latest U.S. website, complete with an e-commerce boutique. And, while for now the tool is limited to the single model – the Ingenieur Chronograph – I would be greatly surprised if this weren’t an idea that the replica IWC pushed further in the future. Today is almost just the opening actually.ff
So what can you do with this new tool? You just log on to IWC’s e-comm platform rather than selecting from pre-configured models of the Ingenieur Chronograph you create your own. This includes choosing your case metal, your dial color, the hands, and a strap before finishing everything off with a caseback engraving. All these replica watches use the same in-house IWC Caliber 69375 movement. As you can see from the images here, the best replica watches is rendered in real time, so you can see what you’re making and play with it until you get exactly what you’re looking for.dd
If you decide to order yourself an Ingenieur Chronograph, the watch is just made for you and takes 12 weeks to complete. From there, it can be either delivered anywhere in the U.S. or picked up at any of IWC’s U.S. boutiques. The program launches today and you can check it out here.
Customization has not typically been something inspired by the traditional Swiss watch industry. When it comes to some other luxury goods, customization is everything – take bespoke suits or custom-made shoes, for a example. Both the replica TAG Heuer and Zenith officially teamed up with the Bamford Watch Department last year to start offering custom watches, while the small upstart Ochs und Junior has been offering online customization for much longer.