Monthly Archives: September 2017

IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Slim Dials Replica Watches UK

IWC introduces its new Ingenieur line with the flagship IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month fake watches UK. Limited production of 100 watches, the 18 k red gold timepiece stands out among the collection as the largest, heaviest and most expensive.

The Case and Dial

The watch measures 45 mm in diameter and 17.5 mm in thickness. Not for the faint hearted or thin wristed, the perpetual calendar packs a slew of functions with a digital date-month display and a flyback chronograph. Numerals and words on the dial use the signature IWC font, with a high degree of legibility. The hands and dial combination lean towards the sporty side, while the case is arguably classic. Noticeably, the bezel, now without the screws or decorations come across as rather thick, and tall. The polished finish of the case makes the watch look more dressy, and takes away some of its rugged appeal.

Slim dials IWC replica watches UK.

We like the design of the pushers and crown, with a nice curvature and press mechanism feel. The watch has a set of short lugs which makes it look more compact and round, less sleek than the Portuguese and but a lot more masculine. For most, it may take a longer period of acquired taste to get used to this hybrid look; this classic but not classic, sporty yet not sporty design.

The Movement

The Ingenieur Perptual Calendar uses the IWC 89800 caliber; an automatic movement with a base used in the other flyback chronographs in IWC. The Perpetual Calendar module is added to the base caliber, which in part explains its thickness, and comes with a day, date, month, leap year digital display. The stacked wheel design as opposed to wheels on the same plane, (for e.g. those in Glashütte Original, A. Lange & Söhne) also contribute to the height of the movement.

Leather strap IWC fake watches UK.

The signature Pellaton pawl-winding system is used, which is said to improve rotor winding efficiency. Technically, the movement is impressive and arguably economical in terms of complication to price. Similar complications by other brands easily start in the 6 digit price range. That said, it comes at a trade off in finishing and movement aesthetics. Finishing wise, much is left to be desired, in fact a closed caseback might be a better option. The movement beats at 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and has a power-reserve of 68 hours.

Concluding Thoughts

The IWC replica Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month copy watches are possibly the best value to complication watch in this category. Although stylistically, we much prefer the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph; which loses the digital mechanism, but is sleeker at 43 mm by 15.5 mm. In stainless steel, the Da Vinci is priced at about CHF 32,000 against the Ingenieur in red gold at CHF 49,500. When compared across brands, the Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month stands out in terms of value. The closest competitor worth noticing is the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Calendar Chrono at about CHF 88,000 which has a much better finish, and similar dimensions at 45 mm and 15.5 mm. But then of course, it is manual winding and about twice the price. Other brands with similar complications include A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph Perpetual at 41 mm x 13.5 mm and Patek Philippe’s 5270 (hand winding, non-flyback and much more expensive). Both of which are significantly better looking but many times the price. That said, the point of bringing them up is to show how expensive this complication, perpetual calendar and fly-back chronograph usually is, and the approximate size of the cases needed to house the movement.

Replica IWC’s first Ceratanium Watch Case – Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer”

First ceramic IWC Aquatimer  watch

When diving with air tanks began to gain popularity, IWC fake watches UK introduced the first Aquatimer in 1967. This diver’s watch, water-resistant up to 200 metres, had an internal rotating bezel for setting the dive time. To mark the 50th anniversary of Aquatimer diver’s watches, IWC Schaffhausen has released a special edition featuring the first Ceratanium ® case. This particular material is as light and unbreakable as titanium, but also as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.

The main reason behind combining titanium and ceramic was the fact that both materials have such excellent properties. Titanium is about a third lighter than steel, extremely rugged and also bio-compatible. Ceramic is non-wearing, extremely hard and scratch-resistant. This proprietary titanium alloy was developed over a 5 year long research process. All the case components are from this metal. The milling, turning, drilling and polishing are done before it goes into the oven. Once in the oven, the heat initiates a diffusion process in the titanium alloy and the surface of the material is transformed into ceramic.

IWC gold case replica watches UK.

IWC’s super one

The IWC replica Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” (Ref. IW379403) is limited to just 50 pieces. Its most striking feature is the matte-black Ceratanium ® case. The clasp, crown and push-buttons are also made from Ceratanium ®. The dial is black, and some components of the IWC-manufactured calibre 89802 have also been coloured black, such as the rotor of the selfwinding system. The technical features include a digital perpetual calendar and flyback chronograph. The calendar displays the date and month in large numerals in the style of a digital watch, automatically recognising different month lengths and leap years. The chronograph with flyback function displays stop times, combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock.

Like all Aquatimer models, this watch, which is water-resistant up to 10 bar, features an external/internal rotating bezel for setting the dive time. The IWC SafeDive system ensures that the internal rotating bezel can only be adjusted when the external bezel is rotated in an anticlockwise direction. As a result, even if the external bezel is accidentally moved, zero hour – the time at which the diver can return to the surface without the need for decompression stops – cannot be exceeded.

Limited edition IWC fake watches UK.

Price

The special-edition IWC Aquatimer with a Ceratanium case replica will be available in IWC boutiques from September 2017 at the price of CHF 50,000.