Monopushers chronographs have always cast a spell on Iwc Portofino Chronograph Watch Snob Replica collectors and connoisseurs. There is something about operating all the chronograph functions with just a single button. It is not even handier, but it looks so much better, especially when the chronograph button is integrated into the crown of the watch, as is the case with the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

It is just one of the treats that this Iwc Portofino Gold Watch Replica has in store for us. Fitted with manufacture caliber H59360, the Portofino also offers a 192-hour power reserve, which adds up to indeed, a very generous, 8-days. Part of the appeal of this is also that the movement is a manual wind. It is still very gratifying to see the power reserve indicator move up when you wind the watch.

The retrograde date indicator is pretty cool, but I have doubts about its practicality. It does not look especially legible to me as only the 3rd day of the month and thereafter every 4 days are indicated by Arabic numerals – that the remaining times are marked by a simple track. Consequently, if the date falls in between those marked by the Arabic numerals, a few squinting could be necessary until you can make out the exact date.The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Rétrograde is driven by the 59900 grade, which is visible through the large sapphire crystal display case back. One may also observe the massive mainspring which offers the movement a generous power reserve of 192 hours or 8 days. To improve efficiency, the pallet fork and escape wheels are created from diamond-coated silicon.However, the standout feature of the 59900 caliber has got to be its own hacking tourbillon, which enables owners to easily place their watches into the second. Believe it or not, a stop-seconds mechanism for the tourbillon was just invented by A. Lange & Söhne in 2008, so tourbillon watches which hack continue to be relatively rare.All in all, the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Rétrograde looks like it is going to give lovers of IWC’s Portofino set the opportunity to pick up a relatively complicated watch. Although I can’t say that I’m a fan of the styling – my main problem is the legibility of the date index – that the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Rétrograde does possess specialized features that are admirable. It isn’t a limited edition piece, but IWC does say that it will be available only in smallish quantities because of its sophistication. The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Rétrograde is priced at $58,000.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

While such a generous power reserve means that the majority of the movement is safely contained beneath large bridges, which feature Geneva stripes and chamfered edges, IWC placed the chronograph function above, or below when reasoning from the dial side, the rest of the movement. This allows you to see the column-wheel in action as you operate the complication.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

What is perhaps even more impressive is that the movement fills up the entire case beautifully. Quite a feat as the diameter of this Iwc Portofino Chronograph Watches Of Switzerland Replica is 45mm. We can argue if this is a size in which a dress watch, which the Portofino still is, should be offered, but the movement is already making a case for this.

The IWC Portugieser Chronograph has got the 30-minute chronograph counter at 12:00 along with the constant seconds at 6:00. Thankfully, we are spared the date window here. If you are a lover of this new IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic published a little while ago, you will see that this gloomy dialed sibling does not have the unique minute and hour totalizer at 12:00. This, combined with the steel caseback is a indication that IWC has shrunk to its Valjoux 7750-derived caliber 79350. This is a peculiar and frankly disappointing choice given the superb in-house grade 89361 they’ve available.The quality 79350, as a modified Valjoux 7750, is a capable movement and offers 42 hours of power reserve at 28,800bph, but it is more of an instrument watch movement. Why is this choice even more perplexing is that the IWC Portugieser Automatic is powered with the grade 52010, which is an IWC in-house design that offers 7 days of power book via two barrels, operating at 28,800bph. As a rule of thumb, if a new launches a time-only along with a chronograph together within the same line, then I anticipate the movements to be of a similar provenance and for the chronograph to become priced higher.The great news for people who like the Portugieser appearance but have been put off by the purchase price tag for its in-house chrono motion, is that this blue dialed, 7750-powered sibling is almost half the cost. Both these watches will be routine production and accessible through all retailers, boutiques, and IWC’s recently revamped e-store.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

Another part of the Iwc Portofino Watches Of Switzerland Replica that is passionately pleaded the case for the large dress watch is the dial. In combination with this white gold case, the slate-colored dial is stunning, amplified even more by the Santoni strap that is fitted on the watch. The dial itself is a showcase of how a watch dial should be designed. Ample room for all the subdials and complications, and very well balanced despite the fact that it is an asymmetrical design. Of course, you should still have the wrist size to accommodate 45 mm, but when you do, all the features of the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher combined might be a temptation too good to pass up.

At 9 o’clock, you have the sub-dial that suggests daily, and at 3 o’clock you’ve got the sub-dials that show the date and power reserve. At 6 o’clock, there’s a month indicator and moon phase screen, and to the remaining at about 8 o’clock you’ve got the entire year index. Finally, there’s the flying tourbillon which makes one spinning every second at 12 o’clock. The movement within is the self-winding IWC grade 51950, which is based on the Caliber 51900 found in IWC’s additional tourbillon watches like the Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde but with the ingenious 82-part perpetual calendar module manufactured by Kurt Klaus. This motion also contains IWC’s Pellaton winding system and contains a generous power book of 168 hours, or 7 days. It’s visible via a sapphire display caseback and features a unique commemorative 18k gold rotor.The other tourbillon see that IWC has specially prepared for its 150th anniversary is the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 decades.” This comes in a slightly larger 46mm broad Portugieser design case and is only available in platinum. Like the sooner Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years,” this view also has heat-treated blue hour and minute hands. This is an updated version of past Constant-Force Tourbillon watches — Portugieser along with other models — coupled with the “perpetual moon phase display.”
The dark blue dials have a sunburst finish and the dual sub-dial design farther makes them look similar at a glance. The stainless steel case — like previous Portugieser watches — is restrained but casual in design with traditional tapered lugs and a thin bezel. The Portugieser Automatic is the bigger of the pair with a 42.3mm bezel plus a dual stepped case. Additionally it is equipped with a larger fluted crown — but similar in layout to the Portugieser Chronograph that has a 40.9mm case. Usually, we’d expect the chronograph variant to be bigger than its time-only counterpart.Rated to 30m of water resistance, every one of those new IWC Portugieser watches is ideal suited to everyday office wear (in case the design and also the existence of an alligator strap did not give away that already). While the Automatic has a display back, the Chronograph isn’t, and I will get into why shortly.Going straight back into the dial, the two watches have applied Arabic markers and polished, rhodium plated leaf shaped palms which complement the case quite well. The Automatic includes a sub-dial at 3:00 that signifies power reserve and yet another sub-dial at 9:00 for constant seconds. The date window at 6:00 is really hard to miss with its own white date wheel position out from the blue dial. I understand that it is tough to match a date wheel into a sunburst dialup, but it is not hopeless, and at this price point, many will desire that. The date display is regrettable, in my view, and really detracts from what I find to be another handsome, attractive watch.
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IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher

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The IWC Portugieser Chronograph has the 30-minute chronograph counter at 12:00 along with the constant seconds at 6:00. Thankfully, we’re spared the date window here. If you are a fan of this new IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic published a little while ago, you’ll see that this gloomy dialed sibling does not have the exceptional moment and hour totalizer at 12:00. This, along with the steel caseback is a indication which IWC has shrunk to its Valjoux 7750-derived caliber 79350. This is a peculiar and frankly disappointing choice given the excellent in-house caliber 89361 they’ve available.The quality 79350, as a modified Valjoux 7750, is a competent movement and offers 42 hours of power reserve at 28,800bph, but it’s more of a tool Watches Like Iwc Portofino Replica movement. What makes this choice even more puzzling is that the IWC Portugieser Automatic is powered with the grade 52010, which is an IWC in-house layout that offers 7 days of power book via two barrels, working at 28,800bph. As a rule of thumb, if a new launches a time-only and a chronograph together within exactly the same line, then I expect the moves to be of a comparable provenance and for the chronograph to become costly higher.The great news for those who like the Portugieser look but were put off by the price tag for its in-house chrono motion, is that this blue dialed, 7750-powered sibling is nearly half the cost. These two watches will be regular production and accessible through all stores, stores, and IWC’s recently revamped e-store. IW500710) and Portugieser Chronograph (Ref.