This year marks the 75th anniversary of IWC’s long-established Portuguese watch family. Its new model, the new Portuguese watch, has made many improvements in technology and aesthetics, and is equipped with new features. . The newly developed self-produced 52000 series movement will be carried in the models of the new Portuguese watch series. Today, the Watch House will bring you an annual calendar watch released at the Geneva watch exhibition at the beginning of the year. The official model of the watch is: IW503501.
IWC has never had an annual calendar watch, and the introduction of this watch has made up for the gap between IWC and the simple date display. The movement is the latest 52850 self-developed movement developed by IWC. It is equipped with two barrels and can provide 7 days of power reserve on the full chain. Personally, I have always felt that the almanac is a very practical and cost-effective feature, which is much cheaper than the perpetual calendar.
44.2 mm stainless steel case
This newly introduced annual calendar model is equipped with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 44.2 mm and a silver-plated dial. The three independent semi-circular windows display the month, date, and week respectively. Different days of the month. Unlike the perpetual calendar, the calendar does not consider the number of days in February or the impact of leap years. Therefore, it needs to be manually adjusted at the end of February every year. It is simple and convenient to adjust the crown.
Adjust the calendar just by crown
Stainless steel screw-down crown, Portuguese series’ consistent crown shape, the top of the crown is engraved with the brand’s English logo. To adjust the calendar, simply use the crown. The hour wheel in the movement pushes the date advance wheel. The date advance wheel has two different advancement pointers, one of which is responsible for advancing the date and month, and the other is for displaying the week. Whenever it is midnight, the date can be converted with the help of the upper pointer. The month display and the setting wheel for adjusting the length of the month are controlled by two pins in the date display. The first pin on the display dial advances the setting wheel by one revolution. A stylus on the pusher lever uses a deeper cutout on the setting wheel to identify the 30-day month, setting a longer switching route for it. In this way, the double conversion of the date can be achieved the next day through the push rod.
Black alligator strap
The black crocodile leather strap is neatly textured, and the black hand-stitched stitching is even more delicate. The stainless steel folding buckle is easy to wear. The brushed buckle handles and is engraved with the IWC brand logo. There is no change.
Case thickness 15.30 mm
The thickness of the side is 15.30 millimeters. It is moderate to wear the IWC. The grooved bezel and the side of the case are brushed to maintain the Portuguese style. Personally, I prefer the expression method of drawing on the side, which looks more textured, and the sides of the case are prone to scratches. With the drawing, it will not be so obvious.
Lugs are naturally curved
The lugs also continue the IWC’s usual style, with natural radians, polished and polished on the front.
Double-sided anti-reflective domed sapphire glass with silver-plated dial. The design of the small three-pointer, the 7-day power reserve slot at 3 o’clock displays the royal blue small hands, and the small blue seconds hand at 9 o’clock. Foreign aid track-type minute scale and Arabic numeral hour display. The layout is neat and easy to read the date and time.
Simple and neat annual calendar display
The display design of the annual calendar is concise and neat. Three independent semi-circular windows display the month, date, and week, respectively, and are set between the scales of 11:00 to 1:00.
Cal. 52850 automatic movement
The sapphire is transparent, and the exquisite movement is clear at a glance. Equipped with a new Cal.52850 self-winding movement, no-adjustment Glucydur® balance wheel, fine-adjustment screws and Breguet balance springs on the rim of the balance, and 18K gold badge on the rotor. The movement is equipped with two barrels to provide more torque to drive three display discs. In addition, after winding, the dual barrel can provide enough energy for the watch’s power reserve for up to seven days.
In summary: this annual calendar watch is also a watch of historical significance for IWC. The annual calendar function is very practical, and it is very convenient and simple to adjust it by a single crown. I believe that the price will also be reasonable after listing and the cost performance is very high. The simple and neat dial design is elegant and beautiful, suitable for any occasion.