Originally introduced as IWC’s first quartz timepiece in 1969 – as part of the legendary communal Beta 21 – the collection is dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci; legend has it that the renaissance artist and universal genius had a special passion for timekeeping. Well, so does IWC. And with its unmistakable character, the Da Vinci is definitely a modern classic.
The collection, which includes some highly complicated timepieces, features a purist dial with applied Arabic numerals, lancet-style hands, a discreet date at 6 o’clock, and the perfectly round and smooth case shape. The Da Vinci Automatic’s case includes lugs that add flavor to the style and provide excellent comfort on the wrist.
IWC offers the Da Vinci with either a Santoni alligator leather strap, which makes it a textbook dress watch, or a five-link polished bracelet for a sportier look. Both pair beautifully with the slate-gray dial that is my favorite hue in this collection. The color is very discreet and enhanced by a sunray finish.
The dial features a color-coordinated date with white numbers against a gray background. The movement powering the Da Vinci Automatic is Caliber 35111, which is based on the workhorse Sellita SW300-1.
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It seems incredible, but in its first decades of existence, the cheap fake IWC Portugieser was not appreciated at its fair value. But after its relaunch, in the early 1990s, it gained more and more fans and proved to be one of those landmarks made to last. The collection with this name has integrated more and more functions and complications, without losing its identity, on the contrary, and 2020 has offered us a true royal Portugieser. There are watches that accompany you throughout your life and that you leave a legacy to the next generation; Portugieser is one of them, Christian Knoop, the creative director of IWC Schaffhausen, proudly tells me. Looking at the models released over time under this name, you can’t contradict it.
How would you describe the personality of the Portugieser collection?
The new Portugieser collection is a contemporary reinterpretation of one of our most important landmarks. The collection belongs to the IWC tradition of more than 80 years, being one of the most representative for us. When you are faced with the challenge of updating such a reference collection, you must respectfully respect its history, while also trying to bring something new. Our goal is to create a bridge between the past and the future, to surprise our customers with new things, ensuring, at the same time, that they will recognize the collection as what it is: Swiss movement fake IWC Portugieser. We have achieved this by launching new models such as Portugieser Automatic 40, Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 or the third generation Portugieser Yacht Club, ensuring a common overall look, faithful to the nautical heritage of this family of watches. Combining the pure and perennial aesthetics of the original model with details and chromatic codes inspired by the modern world of yachting, the new collection has an extremely coherent and contemporary air.
Over the last few decades, we have seen many extremely refined IWC Portugieser models: a Minute Repeater in the 1990s, then the Perpetual Calendar model in 2003, Sidérale Scafusia in 2011, the Annual Calendar in 2015 and, two years ago, the clock. birthday Portuguese Constant-Force Tourbillon. Which of these was the most challenging project?
Since the launch of blue dial copy IWC Portugieser Minute Repeater, the collection has integrated almost all major watch complications and has helped to push the boundaries in this area. Portugieser Grande Complication, one of the most sophisticated models, consists of 659 pieces and puts together the minute repetition, the perpetual calendar and the chronograph. But probably the most complicated watch ever built in Schaffhausen is the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia. The dial, keeping the classic style of the collection, includes a tourbillon with constant force, the display of the 96-hour power reserve and the astral time which, among other things, is required to find the position of a certain star every night. The reverse is a really fabulous astronomical module, developed based on many calculations to accurately represent the wishes of the owner. Considering a predetermined place, the rotating nocturnal astral disk depicts more than 500 stars and constellations with incredible detail and accuracy. Making this watch was extremely complicated, requiring more than ten years.
Because we talked about the models from the ’90s and after 2000, I would like to know what you think about the use of yellow gold in making carcasses. Will this classic color return to the Portugieser collection?
When choosing the material for the case, we always try to find the version that best reflects the personality of the model. At the same time, the material must integrate into the entire collection and reflect the entire IWC universe and brand values. 5N gold not only has a perennial beauty, but at the same time pleads for a more discreet style, which reflects very well the values of our brand. Many of our customers are looking for an unostentatious interpretation of luxury, and 5N gold is the one that suits them.
Considering the reactions among my friends, the black leather strap copy IWC Portugieser Chronograph versions with a blue, green and deep red dial seem to be very popular with both men and women. How do you explain the growing interest of ladies in larger, more robust, more masculine watches?
It is important to note that the IWC has been making women’s watches since about 1870. The caliber of a women’s pocket watch was used to create the first wristwatch produced in Schaffhausen. Women’s watches have played and continue to play a key role in our portfolio. Portofino models have always been appreciated by both men and women thanks to their variety of sizes and style. It is interesting that Portugieser Chronograph, which we launched in 1998, has always attracted the attention of women, despite the appreciable diameter casing, of 41.5 mm. Taste is a personal matter. While some ladies prefer small and elegant watches, such as our new Portofino Automatic 34, others will be attracted to the IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 or the steel case copy IWC Portugieser Chronograph.
Carrying on the long-standing partnership between Bucherer and fake IWC Schaffhausen, this is the fourth creation for Bucherer Blue, after the highly successful Bucherer Blue Portugieser models.
The best quality replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Bucherer Blue marks a double-first: it is both the first Big Pilot’s Watch for Bucherer Blue and the first partnership edition of the infamous Pilot’s Watch to feature a big date. Limited to 100 pieces this special timepiece is available exclusively at Bucherer. The colour blue has a special symbolism for this particular black dial copy IWC Pilot’s Watch, representing freedom of the skies and the longing for distant destinations and endless horizons.
The design of the IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch has achieved cult status, and its 46.2mm size alone is a sensation. The big date display beneath the triangular index at 12 o’clock has been perfectly integrated into the uncluttered cockpit-instrument character and features a double date ring. The modern 4Hz hand-wound movement of the IWC-manufactured 59235 calibre is a throwback to the diameter and size of IWC Schaffhausen’s pocket watch movements, renowned for their durability and accuracy. The movement of IWC replica with stainless steel case features a power reserve of eight days, which is shown on the back of this model.
Earlier this year, in April, the IWC Portugieser 2020 Collection was announced at Watches & Wonders. The Portugieser was created in 1939 due to a demand for a marine-deck chronometer experience that could be translated into a wristwatch. Legibility and accuracy are the two pillars that hold up the Portugieser line, and IWC has changed very little to the winning formula over the years. As IWC puts it, this year was the evolution of a classic. In order to maintain the Portugieser aesthetic we have all come to know and love, the majority of the evolution throughout the lineup is actually internal – with new in-house calibers raising the bar more than ever.
Fake IWC Portugieser Automatic 40
The Automatic 40 is the most compact watch within the collection, and also the most faithful to the original Portugieser profile found in the original reference 325 from 1939. Water resistant to 30 metres, the cases are 40.4mm in diameter with a thickness of 12.3mm – providing a sporting yet elegant profile on the wrist. The dial has the same traditional layout with large Arabic numerals surrounding the dial, and sub-seconds complication found at the 6 position.
The dial crystal is made with a convex sapphire glass with antireflective coating on both sides for increased legibility. The exhibition caseback, also sapphire glass, provides a window into the beating heart of the watch – the in-house manufacture caliber 82200. The 82200 is an automatic movement that ticks away at a modern 28,800 vph with 60 hours of power reserve. The movement is made of 224 components, 31 jewels, and is decorated with nicely executed Côtes de Genève and perlage throughout.
With accuracy in mind, thanks to the hacking seconds of the sub-seconds, the wearer can sync the time to a reference clock with ease. The Automatic 40 is available in four configurations – three in steel and one in 5N gold. Two of the three stainless steel models have silver-plated dials (one with gold hours/minutes hands and markers while the other has blue hours/minutes hands and markers) and the third within the group has a blue dial with silver toned hours/minutes hands and markers. The 5N gold model comes only in a silver-plated dial configuration with gold hours/minutes hands and markers.
Fake IWC Portugieser Chronograph
The Chronographs within the Portugieser Collection are fabricated in 41mm cases that are 13mm thick, surprisingly adding only 1mm to diameter and thickness than its Automatic 40 sibling. The chronograph features the signature two-register layout with the elapsed minutes at 12 and running seconds at 12.
It also maintains the highly legible Arabic numerals surrounding the dials, which can be found in a diverse set of silver, blue, black, green and burgundy in steel and silver, grey, and boutique blue in gold. The watch is powered by the in-house manufacture caliber 69355, which features a column wheel, resulting in a more accurate and smooth chronograph experience.
Fake IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42
Kurt Klaus revolutionised the Perpetual Calendar complication, creating a more usable module for the wearer in which all of the complications can be adjusted at once, ensuring the information stays in sync with adjustment – and we now have this tech packed inside a new case size with the Perpetual Calendar 42.
The 30m water resistant case is 42.4mm in diameter with a thickness of 13.8mm. The dial displays the date at 3, month and moon phase at 6, and weekday at 9 on three separate registers. It also features an indication for the leap year. Powering the Perpetual Calendar 42 line of watches is the IWC in-house manufacture 82650, which has a total of 60 hours of power reserve. The Perpetual Calendar 42 comes with a silver-plated dial in both stainless steel and 5N gold, and a blue boutique edition in 5N gold as well.
Fake IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar
IWC has added a new model to the existing Perpetual Calendar lineup, with a brand new boutique edition in 18k Armor Gold® case (water resistant to 30 metres) with a blue dial.
At 44.2mm in diameter and 14.9mm in thickness, the watch is larger than its 42mm sibling – but with a notable trade-off.
The IWC in-house manufacture caliber 52610 extends the power reserve to twice as much as the Perpetual Calendar 42, with 168 hours of power reserve.
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IWC Schaffhausen complements its Top Gun range of Pilot’s Watches with the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI”. The new model takes inspiration from the “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor” watch, which was created in 2018 in honor of the US Naval Aviation Community and is available only for TOPGUN graduates. Thanks to the combination of a black ceramic case with a Ceratanium case back and pushers, the sporty chronograph boasts a tactical, matte black design code.
In 2018, Swiss made fake IWC created the quality fake Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor” in collaboration with instructors based on Naval Air Station Leemore in California (please read more about the watch here). Featuring a case made of black ceramic and the iconic TOPGUN patch on the dial, the rugged chronograph is available exclusively for graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI”, limited to 1500 pieces, takes inspiration from the acclaimed “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor“ watch. It follows the tradition of IWC’s awatches. It is made with extraordinarily robust materials to withstand the extreme strain that pilots experience in the cockpit of supersonic jets like the F/A-18 Super Hornet.
The large 44-millimeter case is made of black zirconium oxide ceramic. With a Vickers rating second only to that of a diamond, ceramic ranks among the hardest substances on earth. It is extremely scratch-resistant and its stealthy black color is totally anti-reflective.
The case back and chronograph pushers are made of Ceratanium, a recent innovation from IWC’s materials engineers. This new material is as light and durable as titanium but at the same time as similarly hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.
Thanks to the combination of ceramic and Ceratanium, the chronograph boasts an entirely matte black design. The tactical look is completed by a black dial and black hands coated with luminescence.
The small second hand and the tail of the chronograph second hand, which takes the form of a jet, add a touch of red to the instrument-style dial.
Ticking away inside the sturdy case is the IWC- manufactured 69380 calibre. The robust chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design ensures precise timekeeping and the measurement of stopwatch times of up to 12 hours. Another function is a date and weekday display. The sporty timepiece is fitted with a green textile strap.
The original TOPGUN graduate watch was first created by IWC in collaboration with the instructors at the Naval Air Station Leemore in California. The Swiss luxury fake IWC watch featured a black ceramic case, and the iconic TOPGUN patch on the dial, and available exclusively for the graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School.
While we did get to examine the TOPGUN only SFTI model, we were not allowed to take photographs.
This new release, shown here is the commercial release, and available as a limited edition of 1500 pieces, and takes its inspiration from the “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor“ watch. And it built in the tradition of IWC TOP Gun watches – robust materials to withstand the high strain that pilots experience in the cockpit of the supersonic jets like the F/A-18 Super Hornet.
The case, dial and hands
The case of IWC Pilot’s IW389104 replica watch with black dial is in the classical IWC Flieger shape, measures 44mm in diameter and in black zirconium oxide ceramic. The material has a Vickers rating second only to that of diamond, and is extremely scratch resistant. The high-tech ceramic used in watch cases is characterized by extremely pure raw materials and sophisticated production processes. The source materials are polycrystalline powders, which are mixed with several auxiliary materials to a homogenous mass, shaped and finally sintered at high temperatures in an oven. Because of its lightness, hardness and scratch-resistance, the material is ideally suited for everyday use in the restricted space of a jet cockpit. The matte black color ensures that pilots are not distracted by the watch reflecting sunlight. Titanium and ceramic are also highly resistant to corrosion, making them ideal for long-lasting missions on an aircraft carrier in the humid, salty sea air.
The case back and chronograph are made of Ceratanium – a new material as light and durable as titanium but with the same scratch resistance as ceramic. The combination of ceramid and Ceratanium gives the watch a very stealthy and anti-reflective matte black finish. The case is rather thick, but the generous diameter makes it look very proportional, and the stepped bezel and sleek curves of the case extending to become the lugs make it a good looker.
The dial is typical of the IWC copy Fligerchronographs. Black and very instrument like in the look and feel. The markers are very arabic numerals with thick lines for minutes and a big triangle at 12 flanked by two dots. The hands are black, but infilled with a thick coating of luminescence, as are the hour and minute markers making the dial very clear and legible, even in the dark. A pre-requisite for the flight deck, especially when when operating under pressure in missions.
The Ceratanium case back covers the entire back, and is engraved with the standard IWC branding with additional TOP GUN markings. The numbered series is shown as an engraving as well.
The movement of IWC replica with black ceramic case is the IWC manufactured Caliber 69380. This movement is not new, and is already tried and tested in numerous IWC models from the Ingenieur Chronograph, the various Spitfire and TOP Gun Chronograph models. The chronograph is a classic column wheel design, and provides stopwatch measurement times of up to 12 hours. The movement provides a day and date function.
In operation, it is smooth and easy to activate, stop and reset, and in our limited testing operate perfectly. We did not have the opportunity to open the case to examine the movement, and thus unable to comment on the finishing. Though as we are relatively familiar with IWC movement finishing standards, will assume that this movement is finished adequately for the engineering functionality it needs and will not have embellishments for it to win any haute horlogerie beauty contests. But such decorations are not the purpose of the movement, but rather its missive is to provide reliable, and accurate timekeeping and stopwatch functionalities, and based on this design criteria, we think the Caliber 69380 is fit for purpose and does an admirable job.
Fake IWC Schaffhausen launched a slew of new models from its popular Pilot’s collection, which continues the brand’s long and storied heritage as a supplier of timepieces for aviators, at last year’s SIHH. Here, courtesy of IWC’s archives, we present a lineup of vintage and modern IWC pilots’ watches that represent milestones for the brand — and for watchmaking history.
1. The First IWC Watch Ever Taken Into The Sky (1896)
This replica IWC pocketwatchwith a 14k yellow gold case and containing the IWC-manufactured Caliber 53 movement (no official reference number) was sold by IWC on December 1896 to IWC retailer A. Kohler from Leipzig, Germany. Another German, Albert Lotter, inherited the watch from his father in 1916. During the following years the watch and its owner, who lived in Saxony and Berlin, witnessed many 20th-century historical milestones. The watch still operates with good timekeeping precision.
2. IWC’s First “Special Watch for Pilots” (1936)
IWC started focusing on the production of technically advanced watches built specifically for aviation at a very early stage, becoming a true pioneer in this field. Progress made in aviation and navigation had created a growing need for watches that offered maximum reliability under the toughest conditions.
Ernst Jakob Homberger (1869–1955), IWC managing director during the 1930s, had two sons who were so passionate about aviation that they decided to manufacture IWC’s first “special watch for pilots” in 1936. The black leather strap IWC fake watch, containing Caliber 83, had a shatterproof crystal, high-contrast hands and numerals, a rotating bezel with an index for recording short periods of time, and an antimagnetic escapement. It was also highly resistant to temperature fluctuations, ranging from –40 degrees Celsius to +40 degrees Celsius.
3. IWC’s First Big Pilot’s Watch (1940)
The first cheap IWC Big Pilot’s Ref. IW431 replica watch with Caliber 52 T.S.C. was supplied to the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) in 1940 in an edition of 1,000 pieces. The “big device,” constructed according to the criteria for an observer’s watch, is the largest wristwatch ever made by IWC, with a case diameter of 55 mm, a height of 16.5 mm, and a weight of 183 grams.
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