The New Quality IWC Portofino Perpetual Calendar IW344601 and IW344602

Most people associate IWC with pilot’s replica watches, which makes total sense due to their rich aviation history and classics like the Mark and Big Pilot series. But with their Portugieser and Portofino collections, IWC prove they still know how to appeal to dressier sensibilities. The latest duo of Portofino watches, the IWC Portofino Perpetual Calendar IW344601 and IW344602, are great examples of this.

The case

Unabashedly a dressier watch, each of the 40mm cases, stainless steel and 18K 5N gold, are entirely mirror polished. A super thin bezel, results in a larger dial that offers the perpetual calendar complication more real estate in the name of legibility – a core principle of any High Quality IWC Replica Watches design.

The IWC Portofino Perpetual Calendars are both 12.7mm thick, with a highly box-domed sapphire crystal for a pseudo vintage effect. That being said, as a dress or smart casual watch it may have made more sense to have a flat sapphire crystal that would have given the Top Swiss IWC Replica Watches a thinner presence. Nonetheless, 12.7mm is by no means super thick, and most sleeve cuffs should find the thickness of this 60 metre water-resistant case agreeable.

The dial

With such a high complication, balance is created by having a less complicated dial. The silver-plated finish on both 1:1 Replica Watches dials allows the perpetual calendar to be the star of the show and is very easy to read and use. Working from the outboard in, you have a printed outer minutes track in black. A step inwards, you will find case-matching applied hour indices. Next, you have the perpetual calendar registers.

At 3′ are the day and leap year indications, at 6′ you have the month and moon phase indications, and at 3′ the calendar date. Each of the registers have a stepped indication ring pertaining to the Best IWC Replica Watchescalendar information, and a blued sub-hand, which matches the blued stick central second hand, to convey the information. Lastly, the central hours and minutes leaf handset are rendered in a case-matching tone – gold-plated for the 18K 5N gold model and rhodium-plated for the stainless-steel model.

The strap

Each Cheap IWC Replica is outfitted on a blue calf leather strap with a pebbled texture, tone on tone stitching, and case-matching pin buckle closure. I personally support this move, as a blue strap ensures your watch can go with pretty much any wardrobe colour and it also ties into the blued hands. With 60 metres of water-resistance, you could get away with a leather-look simulating rubber strap from a brand like Jean Rousseau were you to try and swim with it. But, you are probably better off leaving your aquatic adventures to your sportier timepieces in this instance.

The movement

Inside the AAA IWC Replica Watches, beneath an exhibition caseback is the IWC-manufactured automatic calibre 82650, adorned with circular Côtes de Genève, perlage, and a semi-openworked rotor to avoid obstructing too much of the view beneath. The calibre, which further refines what Kurt Klaus initially developed, offers 60 hours of power reserve off the wrist on a full wind, further supported by the highly efficient Pellaton winding system while worn.

It is no secret perpetual calendars from venerated Swiss brands can command quite a high cost befitting of a high complication, but fortunately Fake IWC Watches has brought forth steel and gold options to create two points of entry into the collection. The sober no-nonsense aesthetic by no means reinvents the wheel, but for those looking for a timeless look that will never go out of fashion, from a brand with strong roots with such a complication, these IWC Portofinio Perpetual Calendars may just be for you.

Best IWC Portofino Perpetual Calendar Replica Watches

Now the brand has revived one of the classics from the line with the IWC Portofino Perpetual Calendar Replica. At 40 mm in diameter, it’s the most compact of IWC’s perpetual calendars and is equipped with an in-house movement from the 82000 family.

The perpetual calendar is a sought-after complication for its utility but also its aesthetics, especially when it includes a moon phase, which adds a touch of romanticism to the design. IWC’s latest take on the complication is straightforward, practical, and priced reasonably enough. In fact, it’s essentially a visually-simplified version of the Best IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 Replica, which uses the same movement but inside a larger case.

While not revolutionary in technical terms, the Portofino Perpetual Calendar is a solid performer with a concise design. It retains all the features that made the 1990s original appealing but adds a few contemporary touches in both design and the in-house base movement.

The legible and neat dial has a restrained elegance, resulting in an orderly, legible appearance. Consumers of this particular complication often ask the same question: can the calendar be easily read, preferably within five seconds? The answer in this case is yes, although the calendar markings are small, though that is typical of a calendar that relies on sub-dials.

And the concise design also extends to the details like the sans serif typography used for calendar and numerals and the removal of the four-digit year indicator that was long standard for IWC Replica Watches Review.Echoing the original in both simplicity and size, the new Portofino Perpetual Calendar is 40 mm in diameter, while the case height is 12.7 mm, including a domed crystal.

That’s slightly tall but a consequence of the relatively thick base movement, which is the in-house cal. 82650. And like most iwc replica watches reviews, it is available in steel or 18k pink gold.The case takes its cues from the 1990s original, so it’s all rounded and mirror polished. It is uncomplicated in both form and finish, which also means it’s missing some of the finishing details that its Portugieser cousin has.

The dial is a fuss-free silvered affair that does away with anything superfluous in its design, giving it a clean aesthetic. Its hands and baton indices corresponding to the case metal for a clean look that’s almost monochromatic but livened up by the blued hands and moon phase.At the same time, the numerals for the five-minute markers gives it a functional appearance, though the leaf-shaped hands bring a classical, retro feel.

Each of the calendar indications is in conventional sub-dials with pointers. And replacing the four-digit year display is a leap year indicator in the form of a small aperture within the day-of-the-week register.

At six o’clock is the moon phase display that will have the moon and stars either rhodium or gold-plated, depending on the iwc replica swiss movement watches case material. Unlike most moon phase displays that are accurate to a day in 122.5 years, this is driven by a “precisely calculated reductionist gear train” that results in a one-day deviation after 577.5 years.

Like most contemporary IWCs, the case shows off the movement through the sapphire back. The ETA-based calibre in the 1990s original has been swapped for IWC’s proprietary cal. 82650, first introduced in the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 in 2020.

Part of the 82000 family of movements, the Cheap IWC Replica cal. 82650 is one of the brand’s smallest in-house calibres, but nonetheless retains the brand’s signature Pellaton winding system and a respectable 60 hours of power reserve. Notably, the pawls and wheel of the Pellaton system are made of black ceramic, rendering them wear resistant.