IWC are adding more models to the 2015 anniversary collection at SIHH, and even Kurt Klaus is part of the celebrations.
There’s something special about the moon phase complication. Perhaps the mystery surrounding the full moon since the beginning of time. There’s also something special about IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar and for the 2015 anniversary collection IWC decided to update both versions, one with single moon and one with a double moon. The in-house movement is from the IWC52000-calibre family and reference 5034 looks just great with some small design updates.
The moon takes 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds to orbit the earth. It’s Kurt Klaus, IWC master watchmaker, who in the mid-1980s figured how to make a precise moon phase and the continues development of the large 5000 calibre does that the display only needs to be corrected 1 day after 577.5 years. The calibre 52610 is pretty impressive!
A perpetual calendar does not only show lunar cycles but also the seconds, minutes, hours, date, day, month and year in four digits at the display. Having that in mind it’s nice to see the balance at the dial is still beautiful even with all of the complications. The 18k red gold case measures 44,2 mm wide and 15.3 mm thick, perfect as a large dress watch.
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