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IWC Portofino "Romana" 2050 Perpetual Calendar YG

SKU: IWC033
Sale price£6,040.28 GBP


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-Specifications

Brand
IWC
Model
Portofino "Romana" Perpetual Calendar
Reference
IW205003
Year
1990s
Movement
Manual Wind Cal.18561
Case
36mm
Material
18K Yellow Gold
Lug Width
18mm
Bracelet
Black Leather Strap
Includes
IWC signed YG Buckle
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced recently
Warranty
1-year Mechanical WarrantyShipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority


IWC is an abbreviation of International Watch Company, and as you can see from the English company name, it is a watch manufacturer founded in 1868 by American Florentine Ariosto Jones.

It was created in the town of Schaffhausen on the German border with the aim of combining Swiss craftsmanship with modern American engineering.

The same Swiss watchmaker has a different philosophy from French-speaking companies such as Geneva and the Joux Valley, and this is expressed in their watches.

This Ref.IW2050 is a model called "Romana" produced from 1995 to around 2001 as a member of Portofino, which still exists today.

The perpetual calendar, also known as the perpetual calendar, is one of the three major complications in mechanical watches.

It is a very convenient mechanism that determines the number of days in each month and leap years, and displays the actual calendar correctly "forever" as long as the clock continues to run. No need to manually fix it.

Perpetual calendars have long been synonymous with ultra-luxury brands like Patek Philippe, but IWC's 1985 Da Vinci (Ref. IW3750) is the established theory. It is a watch that covers the

Normally, perpetual calendar models have multiple pushers (buttons) for adjusting the date, day of the week, month, and moon phase. It is a unique and smart mechanism that allows you to easily adjust all the displays by operating the crown.

This module created by Kurt Klaus, a living legend of IWC, shocked the watch industry at the time.

The Romana uses a slimmer version of the Da Vinci mechanism.

The case material is 18K yellow gold, and the case size is 36mm, which is quite small for a watch with a complicated mechanism.

The back cover is screwed in 6 places and is expected to be more robust than the snapback.

The slightly narrow lugs on the round case are a very classical combination, and the design gives an impression of sophistication.

The dial is a sandblasted silver dial. The in-dial for the display of the date, month, etc. has circular streaks.

The hour and minute hands are leaf-handed, and the in-dial hands are sword-handed, both finished in blued steel. The indexes around the dial are printed Roman numerals.

The two-digit number above 7 o'clock on the dial indicates the last two digits of the year. It's 2022, so it's 22 now.

The equipped movement is a hand-wound Cal.18561. "Da Vinci" was based on a self-winding chronograph machine called ETA7750, but in this Romana it has been changed to Jaeger-LeCoultre's Cal.849 base to make it thinner.

Cal.849 is the ultra-thin movement still used in Jaeger-LeCoultre watches today, measuring just 1.85mm thick. As a result, the achieves a thinness of only 3.15 mm while having a perpetual calendar mechanism.

Instead of being thinner, it is only hand-wound, and the year display has changed from 4 digits to the last 2 digits.

As I mentioned earlier, the month, date, day of the week, and moon phase are all linked. To go.

Comes with a matte black crocodile leather strap and an IWC genuine YG buckle.

In 2016, there was a history of complete service at IWC.

Overhauled. 1 year warranty.

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