Let’s begin with an explanation of the most novel of the novelties. Unlike a perpetual or annual calendar, a complete calendar merely relates to the way the information is displayed. For a calendar to be complete, it must feature a day, date, month and moonphase – the luxury fake IWC Portofino above has all, thanks to a new module that debuts in this model. The silver-plated dial is made vertically symmetrical by the two sub-dials, housing two indications each. The top is occupied by a high-precision moonphase, encircled by the day of the week indication. On the opposite side of the pinion, UK Swiss made replica IWC places the date and month indicators. I’m a fan of this vertical layout, and the finishing of the subdials, rimmed in gold to match the plating of the hands and indices. It’s worth noting that on the 18k gold variant, the indices are solid gold, rather than plated. AAA quality fake IWC also continues to insist on using Roman numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock, even though they’re heavily truncated in the Portofino Complete Calendar.
At 41mm in diameter and 11.8mm in height, this Portofino follows luxury super clone IWC’s trend of dressier high end fake watches in larger sizes, even though the trend has slowed down in recent times. With elongated, curvaceous lugs and a heavily domed sapphire crystal, the Complete Calendar will command plenty of presence on the wrist, in either stainless steel or 18k 5N gold. The cases are fully polished, keeping in tradition with the cheap replica IWC Portofino’s dressier aesthetic, paired with either a blue or taupe calfskin strap for the steel and gold models, respectively.
Turning the watch over, the open caseback reveals a look at the new 32150 calibre. Manufactured for Swiss movement replica IWC by ValFleurier, it features the new complete calendar module, consisting of 69 components and with separate gear trains for each display. This means that each display can be set independently via the crown or correctors embedded into the case. As it is not a perpetual or annual calendar, you’ll have to manually adjust the movement every month with less than 31 days. Setting the date to 31 on any final day of the month will cause all the other displays to automatically advance around midnight. Spec-wise, the 32150 features a healthy 72 hours of power reserve with a pawl winding system with some pleasing decoration, though I must say, it does look quite small through the open caseback.
Fake IWC Portofino Complete Calendar pricing and availability:
The high quality replica IWC Portofino Complete Calendar is available now from IWC. Price: A$15,600 (stainless steel), A$31,000 (18k 5N gold)