IWC Schaffhausen Issues Limited-Edition Tribeca Film Festival Watch

IWC Schaffhausen’s Portugieser Annual Calendar “Tribeca Film Festival 2016”
IWC Schaffhausen’s Portugieser Annual Calendar “Tribeca Film Festival 2016”

IWC Schaffhausen has pledged its allegiance to the Tribeca Film Festival for a fourth consecutive year. The Swiss watch firm, a subsidiary of Richemont, has marked its sponsorship of the film event (which kicks off on April 13) with the release of a limited-edition timepiece.

The Portugieser Annual Calendar “TribecaFilm Festival 2016” has been produced in a limited-edition run of 50 and is available for purchase at IWC boutiques worldwide. The watch boasts a stainless steel face, slate-colored dial and shows the day, week and month in three separate, burgundy-colored windows. It comes furnished with a black, stamped leather bracelet.

On April 14, IWC will hold its annual “For the Love Of Cinema” Gala, where it will award one young filmmaking talent with the IWC Filmmaker Award. A donation of $100,000 will be split between the TribecaFilm Institute and the award’s recipient.

Said Edouard d’Arbaumont, IWC’s North American President: “It is important to us at IWC Schaffhausen to continue our tradition of supporting the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute by fostering the young talent and creating awareness for their amazing creative work.

“The filmmaking and watchmaking industries also share similar qualities, as both rely on the appreciation of time and require the effort of thousands to make the final product come to life. IWC Schaffhausen is proud to be a part of the support system creating opportunities for young filmmakers to further their careers.”

Josh Duhamel Shows Off Prized IWC Replica Watch

IWC Replica
IWC Replica

Hollywood star and worldwide sex symbol Josh Duhamel recently chose to show off his hottest watch – an IWC replica – at an event celebrating the luxury brand. Image is important to everyone, but for an A-list actor and model like Josh, it’s everything. When it’s time to step in front of the cameras and into the spotlight, successful stars always take care to look their best. It’s clear that for Josh, that means sporting an IWC replica.

IWC replica watches are celeb favorites for their supremely stylish appearance and rugged durability. Josh’s IWC replica Big Pilot’s Watch offers a slew of incredible features, including automatic movement made possible by the patented Pellaton Winding System, date display, approximately 7 days of power reserve, and water resistance up to 60 meters. His particular model has white gold features, a 46.2 mm case, a bold black dial, and an attractive brown leather strap.

Replica IWC Watches
Replica IWC Watches

If you think Josh was just wearing his IWC replica because he was at an official IWC event, then you better think again. The star wears the watch constantly. Want proof? Just check him out arriving at the airport with wife Fergie while wearing his prized Big Pilot.

IWC Replica
IWC Replica

Review of the Replica IWC Flieger Chronograph Watch

Pugwash submits another article to Replica Watch Report, a popular writer with a great approach to watch reviews – and photography. Thanks Pugwash for the allowing us to reprint your piece and others from other esteemed watch forums out there. Here, we’ll be spending some time with one of the new IWC replica watches that has hit the virtual racks. It’s a great standard for other replicas to aspire to.

IWC Replica Review

Here is an objective review of the replica Flieger Chronograph from IWC, just recently made available. Fliegers were made for pilots – the name phonetically suggests the German/English similarity for the word ‘fly,’ coupled with a suffix that would translate to ‘chrono that.’ The real things have been around since ’36. This piece, the 3706, 39mm in diameter, was recently replaced by the 3717, 42mm in diameter. It’s meant to piggyback on the popularity of IWC’s main watch the Big Pilot, which is definitely a biggie. The sleeker simple design is nicer than the that of the replacement and seems to have been the inspiration for other creations, such as the Flieger design from Fortis.

IWC Replica Review

This replica version’s movement is an Asian 28k 7750, with no dial-moving modifications. It therefore ought to a bit more dependable that watches with moving dials. Follow the directions for the 7750 and you’ll be totally ok. All the original’s features are present in the copy and they’re pretty much identical. Sash provided me with this one, so I wasn’t worried about it’s quality. If it put out in the first week, which Asians are known to do, then I knew it would be taken care of. Always check with your dealer about things like that.

IWC Replica Review

Here the case is made of brushed steel, and it fits in nicely with the black/grey aesthetic of the watch. It has a classy monochromatic look that I personally really like. There’s a difference in the case – it’s not the same depth – but you can hardly notice. Additionally, the anti-reflection coat is missing from the glass, but you can still see just fine. Maybe it’s got a very thin coat I’m thinking, as many replicas do.

IWC Replica Review

This watch has a screw-in crown featuring the IWC fish aesthetic. It seems like the pushers and the crown aren’t exactly the right size, but without the real thing to compare to, you wouldn’t know it.

IWC Replica Review

The bracelet is actually the identical MooCroc that comes on the Portuguese Chrono that IWC makes. It’s 20mm, has a brushed clasp, iwc replica watches and is really nice to the touch. I certainly won’t replace it any time soon.

IWC Replica Review

The major mistakes with this replica are all dial-related. The twelve and nine sub-dial numbers should be horizontal but they’re not. There are also three little dots that are missing on the twelve subdial. Finally, the twelve and six sub-dials should actually be rimmed in white. If the dial got better with the next version, it really would be almost perfect.

I’ve made an exception here and used another person picture without asking for permission, which I’ve never done. It’s a photo I cropped of the real watch, off of the Joyful Collection website. You can click on it I believe and you’ll find the IWCs in their home environment so to speak – but watch out, it’s all Japanese.

IWC Replica Review

It’s obvious the difference between the sub-dials – you can see them in the picture and compare them to the replica. Some flaws yes, but nothing major enough to make this watch undesirable to me. Make sure to just check about the sub-dial hands if you buy – they should be white. It’s a recent fix that was done – older replicas have them silver mistakenly. A great classic and great to have it in replica form now.