Even thought the IWC pilot replica watches are popular to most of you, remember that the brand makes some pretty serious dive watches as well. The Aquatimer models are serious tool watches that don’t mess around one bit – to which our own Jack can firmly attest. For the 35th anniversary of the original Ocean 2000, the replica IWC has created a modern tank of a dive watch which combines some of that first model’s styling with a totally new slimmed-down case design. As far as I am concerned, this is the most amaizng dive watch IWC has produced in a very long time.
I won’t spend too much time here on the backstory of the Ocean 2000 and the various divers that IWC has made over the years – that’s a story for another time – but I will say that the original was dreamed up by Ferdinand A. Porsche back in 1982. That’s some pretty serious design provenance, and it’s that watch that actually serves as the inspiration for the entire modern Aquatimer collection. I have to say that with this model I think the IWC replica has done a good job paying homage without outright copying Mr. Porsche’s iconic design too.
What we’ve got here is a fake watch that functionally is right on part with the existing Aquatimer Automatic 2000. It has the combination internal/external SafeDive bezel system for timing dives, it has a titanium case to keep weight to a minimum, and it clearly shows the time with broad, luminous hands against a dark black dial. Only, the profile is totally different. Instead of the case measuring 48.4mm x 20.9mm, this watch’s case comes in at just 42mm x 14.5mm – and it’s still fully water resistant to 2,000 meters. So, while it can do anything the Automatic 2000 can do, this is a much more wearable perfect replica watch in a size that won’t look out of place if you’re more likely to be wearing it to the office or the beach than on a saturation diving mission.
However, in comparison, the mainline Aquatimer Automatic comes in at 42mm x 14.2mm, so this watch is just 0.3mm thicker and you get an extra 1,700 meters of water resistance. That’s some pretty serious engineering right there. Speaking personally, I guess that the warm hue of the titanium pairs really nicely with the black, white, and red dial here, making it the most beautiful and amazing of the modern Aquatimers as well.
As we all know that the watch industry is moving in the direction of a greatly expanded Internet presence, with many perfect brands building out e-commerce platforms on their company websites. You may have noticed that Net-a-Porter as well and Mr. Porter have both been retailing luxury timepieces from the likes of Cartier, IWC, and Ressence since late last year, which is no coincidence. As you may recall, Richemont has been some form of shareholder (it has fluctuated over the years) in Net-a-Porter since 2010. Therefore, there should have been a sign of things to come, which bring me to today’s announcement: IWC has launched their website again, and it includes an e-commerce platform.
This should come as no surprise for many reasons as I mentioned before. On one hand, it is the most popular and fashion method for all the young people to purchase and it was only just in need of some time before larger watch brands began to get on board. Secondly, in the watch world IWC has always been at the forefront of digital media and engagement. They have concentrated a lot on building their brand using celebrity ambassadors and lifestyle bloggers, which has gotten them far in their engagement with a younger demographic in the stuffy world of replica watches.
“We felt that this was the right time to launch e-commerce in the US. Especially in strong digital markets like the US, introducing brand e-commerce to complete the omni-channel experience is a necessary part of our service to our clients. We already saw great success with our partnerships with Mr. Porter and Net-a-Porter and we could see the demand for access to purchasing IWC online, especially in those areas where there might not be a retail location.”
In the end, the fake IWC is one of the commercially strongest and most approachable replica watch brands owned by Richemont, mostly due to former CEO Georges Kern, and that torch continues to be carried by current CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr (you can catch an interview we did with him here). That, paired with Kern’s new role as the Richemont Head of Watchmaking, Marketing, and Digital, makes this website/e-commerce redesign a natural and inevitable next step.
So what is new about the IWC website? Well, it has a fresh look, and features many video content to accompany the products (the Pilot’s video is quite enjoyable). The e-commerce platform is divided up by watch collection. Initially the e-commerce platform will only be available in the United States, with an international roll-out to come in the near future. Apart from the new website, IWC replica is re-launching their print magazine, Watch International, in digital form as the IWC Journal. This online magazine will feature both native and external content.
IWC has inherited the tradition of selecting one of their collections for a complete refresh which they stated at SIHH in recent years. However, we saw a various new set of Pilot’s watches gained to the IWC catalog, but 2017 is all about the complete overhaul of their Da Vinci collection. Not long ago, we brought you news of the IWC Da Vinci Automatic watch and, when compared to something like the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, with its innovated circular case, it really shows you the range of changes coming into the lineup. With the basic automatic model, IWC is going to master the spirit of the earlier 1980s Da Vinci timepieces when presenting a watch that is designed for and marketed to both male and females. Simplicity is also key when you set that kind of universal goal, and the new IWC Da Vinci Automatic models provide sufficient diversity in the way of strap and dial combinations to attract a larger number of watch fans.
The size of the replica IWC Da Vinci Automatic is 40mm, which by modern standards can often be regarded as a unisex size. The sickness is about 10mm, so looks a little slim, and the proportions are just perfect for a watch that’s meant for both men and women (find that this year also saw the release of the 36mm-wide IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36 that is specifically for women). I, for one, don’t have much of an issue with a 40mm case and find these sizes to exist somewhere within the sweet spot in terms of comfort and versatility. It’s nice to see IWC push women’s watches that aren’t exactly dainty or explicitly feminine as well. Last year, they made a similar move last year with the IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 which, funny enough, was the same size as the original Mark XI. However, I did not meant to complain about more women wearing IWCs and the brand has surely increased in their consideration of the female demographic and how they sell to them.
Since it’s so exciting and awesome to see just how dated it looks, I really desire to embrace the image of the advertisement for a previous Da Vinci line here. It’s like an uncle who looks drunk at Thanksgiving. However, just wanted to share that little bit of irony since IWC is offering more choices for women than ever before this year.
Thanks to the simple dial, it makes people feel it is elegant or gorgeous. With a time-only design and proper date placement at 6 o’clock sitting within a well-contrasted seconds track. Both the silver-plated and slate dial finishes serve as nice backdrops for the polished Arabic numerals and the lancet-shaped hands, which are both color-matched for their respective dials. As a matter of fact, one thing you’ll notice is that the twin frame bezel is rather pronounced and its combination with the convex sapphire crystal results in a compact, vintage-inspired appearance.
The IWC Da Vinci Automatic watch is a timepiece that stays true to tradition and offers a no-frills look into the brand’s past together with their hopes for the future. What IWC brings to the table here is an appealing choice for both male and females, and it’ll be fanny and so nice to see if its versatility can dictate a truly universal experience for anyone that finds it intriguing enough to pick up. The IWC Da Vinci Automatic replica watches can be had for a price of $5,400 on leather with a silver-plated dial or $6,400 on a bracelet with slate colored.
IWC today introduced three new Da Vinci watches, previewing 2017 SIHH debut. The watch manufacturer in Schaffhausen will update this series in 2017. As shown in these three wristwatches, the IWC mainly launched the Da Vinci watch in 2017, ignoring the larger wrist with several more complex DaVinci updates, and will look familiar to the collectors who fell in love with the 1980s Leonardo da Vinci designed by the legendary IWC watchmaker Kurt Klaus.
The main features of the new IWC Da Vinci series include a comprehensive casing model, as shown in the design of the series in the 1980s, which is a shape change found in the collections in 1970s and again after 2007. IWC will focus on the edge of Da Vinci’s technology but will add the effect of Leonardo’s’ Da Vinci’s Art “flower of Life” sculpture back cover and component design.
This is the first watch of the IWC, combined with the hour and minute counter with the moon phase in a single child table. This technical expertise requires the redesign of Klaus’s existing IWC-manufactured 89630 movement, which has no moon space. Replica IWC engineers combine chronograph dual counter with moon phase mechanism and now show up on a single child table. This makes the stop time read as if they were the time of the day. The blue central chronograph shows the parking time, with a precision of one quarter of a second. The chronograph uses two buttons to start, stop and reset the pointer and activate the flyback function.
Calendar at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock show the same color on the three sub-dial date, month and day of the week. Also, in one of the most precious features of Leonardo da Vinci in the 1980s, a small window shows a four-digit year in the lower left part of the dial. This calendar takes into account the different lengths of the month, even the leap year.
How accurate is the calendar here? Only once every 100 years, watchmakers will have to manually push the calendar. Of course, for those who think about the future, the 2300 IWC suggests another intervention, as the current century slides (20, 21 and 22) will need to be replaced by a new 2300 to 2599 years.
In the red gold model shown here, the case, horns, crown and button are made of solid 18K red gold. Santoni’s yellow brown crocodile leather strap with gold folding clasp. IWC Da Vinci perpetual calendar chronograph has two versions: 18K red gold (pictured) and stainless steel. Price: about $ 44,500. The steel version will bring $ 13,000 in retail prices to fall.
recently, the brand of more feminine products is not its focus, but last year’s 36mm Pilot watch automatically with male and female success and sustained female interest in the 37mm Potofino model debuted in 2014, making IWC expand its product to women.
This risk produced a variety of ladies watches scheduled for debut in 2017. The first two can check out these 36mm examples: a month phase watch rose gold and a three-handed automatic watch, the date set into a stunning blue dial. The new series has a simpler DaVinci bezel design and a more modern hand / dial outline. when the entire new IWC Da Vinci series was exhibited in Geneva in January this year, each series will have more changes.
The moon phase display in the Da Vinci family in 1985 was the focus of the new silver dial on the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36. Golden or silver moon (depending on model) clockwise to move the dark blue sky. The gear train automatically advances the disc through a single tooth every day to depict the correct phase of the moon. If necessary, the wearer can adjust the gesture provided by the replica watches through the 2 o’clock correction button to adjust the display.
Da Vinci Auto 36, here is one of the four versions debuted in January this year. Here, the new dial design is the most visible. Note the inner circle with a semicircular crown and a circular date window. IWC also created a new three-wing butterfly buckle and an earring design that easily fits the wrist.
IWC engraved Leonardo da Vinci’s so-called “flower of life” on the bottom cover of all Da Vinci Auto 36 and Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 models. Since it represents Da Vinci’s search for beauty and proportions of mathematical rules, this design has been used to symbolize the IWC approach taken with this DaVinci watch collection.