Going back a bit, IWC renamed the then-Portuguese lineup as the Portugieser at 2015 and updated the outgoing model with this, the IWC Portugieser ref. IW5007. The watch’s real origin dates back to the late 1930s when two professionals called Rodrigues and Teixeira approached IWC automatic vintage replica watch looking for a sizable stainless steel timepiece with a movement which could compete accuracy-wise using a marine chronometer. The IWC Portugieser is a prosperous line, as the Portugieser itself is over 75 years old, and the adoration and devotion to the automatic variant quite possibly triumph’s its well-respected chronograph counterpart.
Upgraded on the IWC Automatic Replica watch Portugieser Automatic IW5007’s 31-jeweled and decorated movement is the self-winding mechanism: it is a pretty much wear-free system thanks to its use of ceramic parts. There are many exciting changes in comparison to the previous 5001 iteration, and most of these changes actually happen with the more open architecture, skeletonized rotor, how the watch winds, the layout of the bridges and today you can both view and feel how smooth the Pellaton automatic winding system is.
Also featured in the 52010 motion is IWC’s sturdy free sprung escapement, so the speed should remain more consistent, something farther enhanced using a Breguet over-coil hairspring. It was first devised by a Dutch mathematician named Huygens at 1675. In 1795 Abraham-Louis Breguet solved many of the isochronism problems of the Huygens-invented hairspring by increasing the spring’s last coil to reduce its curvature and establish the concentric development of the balance spring — resulting in the balance staff wearing out less quickly while updating precision at the exact same moment. Obviously, it’s not exclusive to Breguet, nor to IWC portuguese chronograph automatic replica watch, but remains a neat little detail us watch-enthusiasts can love.
As abstract as watch design is, I feel safe in saying that when one gazes upon the IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500705’s dial, there is just something appropriately satisfying to the eye. It could be thanks to its polished, blued, hand-applied Arabic numerals and index markers that float atop a gorgeous silvery white dial, or maybe the slender and classic feuille hands that provide excellent legibility — though not too much on the black-dial edition. The latter offers that beautiful red touch, bringing a dash of heat into the chilly white-blue picture.
I’ve worn the IWC Portugieser Automatic IW500705 on a complete wind for 5 days and kept it face up immediately in my watch box. It’s been accurate to +3 seconds every day, however IWC has advised me the 52010 caliber is governed in Schaffhausen to -7/+7 seconds per day — which falls out of COSC chronometer certifications, something that might be difficult to attain at the end of such a long power book, but would be nice to see achieved later on. There’s loads of dial distance around the IWC Portugieser Automatic IW5007, also it has a welcoming appeal to state the very least for the wearer. I truly like taking a look at the railroad track-styled chapter ring as I humbly think it looks best on this model in particular.
Despite its ample 42.3millimeter case and large dial area,IWC Portugieser Automatic IW5007 maintains its dressy-elegant looks. Especially, the IW5007 also turned into a bit thicker since the last update, inflating to 14.5mm in total thickness, in comparison with the first at 13.9mm thick. IWC automatic pilot imitation watch has closed the distance between the lugs and strap, as well as reduced the period of the lugs marginally all the while making them more burly. I think that it’s truly difficult to update such an established design and that is another thing I found astounding about the IW5007: in my experience, it has the power to be worn anytime, from formal to casual.
The decoration of this lugs, bezel, and case-back include glistening surfaces together with the sides of the situation done in a finely satin-finished appearance. Curved lugs and curved spring bars make it a much more compact look as the strap meets the situation a lot more effectively, making for a more integrated appearance when compared to the 5001.
In summary, for all these reasons above, the IWC automatic pilot chronograph imitation watch Portugieser Automatic IW500705 I would suggest to purists and fans. In the faucet and heat-blued applied touches into the amazing updated 52010 quality, this IWC Portugieser Automatic can easily handle many environments and settings. Whether hanging out with friends casually or a real formal event, it can morph itself to match your daily needs.
IWC hasn’t only improved the movement, but in an effort to give its staunch lovers a more competitive price point, IWC includes a lower retail price to the IW5007 than its previous 5001.