How about replicating the Portuguese 7?

In the late 1930s, two Portuguese merchants ordered a number of watches at the IWC in Schaffhausen, demanding the same precision as the maritime chronograph. Due to technical lreplicas at the time, only a large pocket watch movement could be used to meet their requirements. In this way, the first Portuguese watches were born.

Today, the Portuguese series is still the most popular series in the country. Among them, the Portuguese 7 has received extensive attention for its long energy storage and 360-degree angle. The reason why it is called Portugal 7 because it has 7 days of storage. Yes, the official model: IW500107


At present, the highest version of the Portuguese 7 market has been adjusted in detail on the basis of the previous one. Since the factory has only one production line for a watch, so you don’t have to worry about the version. How to distinguish it will be described in detail below. Let us take a look at how the highest version works:


With the original mold opening, the size is the same as the original, 42.3mm diameter, so distance shooting, completely difficult to distinguish, the texture is first-class.


The mirror is made of sapphire-plated anti-glare blue film. The surface has been upgraded numerous times, and the workmanship is impeccable. The hands and digital scales are all in the same way as the original baking blue. The left and right small dials also have the track pattern effect. On the left is a small seconds dial and on the right is a real kinetic energy display.

The side of the case is brushed and polished, and the head of the LOGO is meticulously crafted, and the hand feels round and does not scratch hands.


The movement uses a replica of the original Cal.51011 movement, the appearance of polishing has reached a very chaotic degree. The energy storage of the movement can reach nearly 3 days. Although it has not reached the original 7-day energy storage, it is very difficult for a fake.


In the current version of the Portuguese version 7, only the version can be so chaotic, how to distinguish, please see the picture below, the trapeze above the balance wheel has fish scales polished.


The following enlargement allows everyone to take a closer look at this point, although it is a very small place, as far as I know, other similar versions, there is no fish scales in this position.


The buckle adopts the original folding buckle of the United States, the buckle structure is consistent with the original, the opening and closing feel are perfect, and the interior is sandblasted. The strap is made of imported calfskin to suppress the crocodile pattern, and the appearance is realistic. Of course, friends can also upgrade the crocodile leather strap.


In addition to the ordinary white-faced blue needle color matching, it also introduces other colors such as gold needle white surface, black surface, blue surface and the like.

Summary: After many upgrades, the details have been approached to perfection. I believe that I believe that friends will also be identified here, and the friends who have been captured by the super-high value of Portugal 7 can try to use this version to detoxify. Such a low-key Portuguese version of the connotation is still worth trying!

IWC watch IW501005 bronze watch

Only a few watches can become a “phenomenon-level” existence, and the Big Pilot of the nations is one of them. This design was inspired by the pilots of World War II and believed that there was no need to introduce too much. At the 2016 Geneva exhibition, the brand launched a new series of pilot watches, which included the Big Pilot “Little Prince” IW500916 watch that captured the hearts of many watchmakers. Recently, the brand has added a new branch series with the rich atmosphere and the name of “Inheritance” in the Big Pilot series. One of the works – the large-scale pilot of the IWC inherits the IW501005 bronze watch, this is today. The protagonist of the article. This time, bronze is going to heaven.


In 2002, IWC launched a timepiece, and this timepiece later became the cornerstone of the series. This watch has been praised and loved by many watchmakers. It defines the identity of the watchmaker of the IWC pilot. Its name is Big Pilot. The re-interpretation of the modern version of the iconic German military watch B-Uhr gave the IW5002 watch with its black dial, the first of its collection. B-Uhr was born in 1935 and is the abbreviation of German “Beobachtungsuhr (observation watch)”. It is also marked on the watch body, mainly worn by the pilot of the aircraft.


The model is equipped with a Cal.52110 mechanical movement. This pocket-sized movement (38.20mm) was released in 2015, with more improvements than the previous 7-day power engine. First, its power is now stored in two barrels instead of the previous one, which means it delivers more swatch torque. The self-winding mechanism is still the Bellerton system but is now equipped with the black ceramic bobbin and white ceramic bearings. Its vibration frequency is 4Hz, and the use of the Breguet spring ensures maximum precision.


For those who like this watch with a time-sensitive case and dial, the IW501005 bronze watch from the large pilot series of the country is definitely very good work. It is more attractive than the steel style, and it doesn’t require too much care in daily wear. However, it is important to know that the watch is limited to 1,500 pieces and the price is 13,800 euros. For more details, please click to visit the official website of the country.