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Interview: Christian Knoop, IWC Creative Director On 2020 US IWC Novelties

Early this year, on a special preview of 2020 IWC novelties, we took the chance to talk watch design, perfect fake IWC heritage and future, and all things watchmaking with Christian Knoop, IWC’s Creative Director. At the time, all novelties had been under strict embargo — since then the covers have been lifted and you can re-familiarize yourself with them by visiting our IWC page. Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
Christian Knoop: The Portugieser is, as you know, one of our most renowned collections, dating back to the 1930s, building on our reputation in marine chronometers. We actually started with the Royal Navy in 1917-1918, and the technology of these accurate movements have started the history of the Portugieser. A pocket watch movement was built into a wristwatch, which opened the way for us to really build our most prestigious line of the collection, dedicating it to our manufacture movements. We are excited to have the entire Portugieser collection with in-house movements with a re-design of the Portugieser Chronograph and its caliber 69. We were very cautious with the overall design with some minor changes to the case and the dial, including the addition of a new logo that we originally debuted in 2013.
Christian Knoop: It is new in the sense that the old logo had a serif in the Schaffhausen, and the new logo that now everyone sees as the current logo was a minor change based on enhanced readability. By bringing the Schaffhausen into something a bit more compact, with a sans serif font, and placing it closer to IWC, we improved the readability in applications such as sponsorships, boutiques, and so on. We also enhanced the readability of technical prints on dials, because once you don’t have the little serifs, it is better for legibility and the accuracy of printing on select surfaces. It looks crisper and more modern, which was the whole idea behind that. The new replica Portugieser Chronograph was among the last to receive this change.

Christian Knoop

In terms of functions, it’s a proper replica IWC Perpetual. It’s based on the Kurt Klaus design, it’s programmed to 2499, and it’s fully synchronized across its indications without any corrector pushers in the case. We decided to have a smaller moon phase, lower the power reserve to 48 hours from seven days, and a leap year display in place of a four-digit year display. These modifications show that the Portugieser Perpetual 42 is not competing with the 44, but rather complements it.
The hierarchy really shows when you have all these novelties next to each other: the Automatic with one, the Chrono with two, the Perpetual 42 with three, and the big Perpetual 44 with four sub-dials. Price-wise, the Perpetual 42 is also offered in steel, which is not something that we do with the big Perpetual, so this comes just below £20,000 ($22,900).
Christian Knoop: There are three key drivers behind this new line. First, the manufacture calibers. We want to have all the watches featuring crystal backs showing off our manufacture movements — except for special editions, of course. We really have an assortment of movements — with the 69 chronograph, with the 82 automatic, with the 52 Big Automatic 7 Days, with Caliber 89 flyback chrono — that is extremely strong and is on a level to allow us to provide this eight-year warranty. That’s a major achievement.
Secondly, we really wanted to make the Portugieser a contemporary line, emphasizing the fact that a watch like this has a design inspired by the past, but it nevertheless looks modern and contemporary. The yachting and brand partnership pieces (to be launched later this year) further stress this, as they are not just pointing back to the past, but make a contemporary sailing statement. It’s really about being modern with timeless aesthetics to fall back on.
Third, we have identified some strategic gaps in the collection for a small automatic. We had similar designs but in hand-wound pieces that were all-around 43mm, thus limiting the clientèle. We clearly identified what the range should be, how the larger and smaller perpetuals fit in, and how the Portugieser Automatic 40 adds beautifully to that. When you see these all sitting together, you appreciate how they all blend seamlessly with the core DNA of the Portugieser collection.

Steel Replica IWC Portugieser Watch

Christian Knoop: Yes, the best replica Yacht Club is now also revised, you could call it a third generation. I’m still wearing the 1st generation Yacht Club, one of the first watches I got my hands on when I joined IWC 12 years ago. We launched the first-gen in 2010, and we’ve now revised the design to make it slightly (1mm) smaller, improving wearability without losing the character. We also reviewed its proportions — to make the bezel slightly slimmer, the dial has its date moved to the 6 o’clock, producing better balance with the Yacht Club logo at 9. We also removed the big red stop hand [chronograph hand] and just installed a small red seconds hand; we believe this adds up to something that looks even classier.
Christian Knoop: Absolutely. We created this bracelet because we believe there is a potential for steel bracelet watches from IWC. Again, wearability was a key concern for us: it is a steel bracelet with a fine adjustment system that offers 5mm of travel, making this bold watch sit very comfortable on the wrist.
Christian Knoop: That’s a good question and one that I’m not able to answer to the full extent. We had 12 bar with the Ingenieurs of the time, and this sat between those and the 3 bar we had on the rest of the watches. What we found is that 6 bar, which is 60-meter equivalent is a solid level of resistance to use it for swimming, snorkeling, even for easy diving. Especially in this yachting environment, where it is designed for jumping in the water and not have to worry about the piece. It’s a robust watch.

Fake IWC Portugieser Watch With Tourbillon

Christian Knoop: Yeah, that’s a great-looking piece. The thing is that this look is so popular and so visible at the moment. For sure, we have thought about bringing the Ingenieur back, but this maybe is not the ideal point in time. This will appear like a kind of AP-copy to most of the people who are not that familiar with the history, and that even includes some of our customers who have been fans and connoisseurs of our other designs. We are watching this and we think about a historic Ingenieur a lot, but I don’t think it’s the right time to come up with something like this.
Christian Knoop: Yeah. As we discussed a few minutes ago, we have addressed the absence of bracelet watches and we are to be bringing out bracelets on all core collections. But we rather introduce something like the Yacht Club, than to try and go with all the others on the all-steel watches from the seventies.
Christian Knoop: Yes, we are going with two-tone for now. Titanium — we’ll have to see, as the Portugieser is not a titanium collection, but on other technical collections, I certainly wouldn’t exclude that.
Christian Knoop: When you look at our Portugieser 2020 collection, it really shows how we work. We are very serious about respecting our DNA, however, we have been able to add interesting elements to it. We create a new look, new partnerships, new movements, new complications such as the Moon & Tide — all this is within the realms of Portugieser, but with all these additions. This was exactly one of the challenges, we saw how well-established the Portugieser had already been from simple chronograph to high-end complications…. “What shall we do with that?” When you look closer, you see that we have nevertheless been able to improve upon these as individual products, where everyone thought it had already been perfect. We enhance wearability — as the size was an issue with some models — and we fill strategic gaps in terms of pricing, and then we add new design flavors with the bracelets, redesigned dials, and collabs such as that with Orlebar Brown or limited lines and boutique editions.

Fake IWC Portugieser Watch With Moon Phase

Christian Knoop: When you look at what IWC stands for in watchmaking, you see that we have a very strong track record of all kinds of chronographs. We are probably one of the brands selling the most chronographs in this segment, we have variations like the double and split chronographs — and so this is one thing that we built on with the Portugieser. The other major thing is, of course, calendars. We are famous for the Kurt Klaus calendar from the 1980s and since then we have continuously expanded the calendar variations that we offered and that applies to the new Portugieser Perpetual Calendar with its triple subdials.
Then you have a very interesting piece with the new Yacht Club that combines our moon phase with a moon and tide function. You have the iconic IWC moon display with both hemispheres, which is an IWC patent, and we enhanced this with spring and neap tide displays. Then at the 6 o’clock position, you have the tide display with a little rotating disc with the tide cycle of about 12 hours and 25 minutes — and when you adjust it to your current location or port location, this will run automatically and show you the next high tide. So now (see image above) the high tide would be at 06:30.
Christian Knoop: Yes, you do only use the crown to adjust all the functionalities of the Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide — a nod towards the renowned crown-only setting of IWC perpetual calendars. And yes, the tide is separate from the date and the phase of the moon. The reason for that is the moon and date being intertwined — but the tide display you will want to adjust according to your current location without interfering with any other function of the watch.
Personally, I’m super excited about this piece because it connects the history of sailing and navigation from the very beginning into something that is a tangible yachting and sailing instrument. We never had this before and we do this in a very recognizable way — because I am not aware of any other watch on the market that combined the moon and the tide this way.

Recommending IWC Portofino imitation Watches For Couples

More and more watch brands begin to pay much more attention to female watchmaking markets including IWC which had ever declared that it would only design watches for men. Today I will introduce two couples of perfect IWC replica watches for modern men and women.

The timepieces are suitable for formal occasions.
Stainless Steel Cases IWC Portofino Imitation Watches

The silver dials copy IWC Portofino will make modern men and women more charming and gentle. For women, the IWC Portofino is not like other female watches which have been equipped with shiny diamonds and colorful gemstones. Instead, it looks independent and generous.

The dials look like the mysterious and profound midnight.
Blue Dials Fake IWC Watches

The other couple features the blue dial which look very profound and mysterious. The blue dials look just like the enchanting midnight sky. For women’s version, there are 66 diamonds paved on the bezel, adding the feminine touch to the blue leather straps copy watches.

Elegant IWC Portofino Replica Watches For Sweet Lovers

The perfect fake IWC watches have attracted lots of men but now it attaches much more importance to the female market. Less is more, and all these IWC watches perfectly interpret the concept.

The two IWC Portofino watches are with ultra simplicity.
Milan Steel Bracelet Fake IWC Portofino

These two steel cases copy IWC Portofino are good choices for modern men and women who become much more interested in extreme simplicity. The diamonds on the dial add the feminine touch to the female version.

These two IWCwatches are with understated appearance.
Brown Leather Straps IWC Couple Watches

The second couple are the IWC Portofino moonphase. For men, the imitation watch with silver dial has combined the modern elegance and unique aesthetics. For women, the 37 mm Portofino is much suitable for office ladies which will make them more confident and reliable.

Classic IWC Replica Watches With Charming Appearance

IWC has been favored by many watch lovers by its unique and classic appearance, which always make the wearers more gentle and charming. Among all the collections the Pilot, Portofino and Portugieser are the most popular ones. Fortunately, the perfect fake IWC watches are always with high cost-performance.

IWC Pilot’s watch

The IWC Pilot's replica watches have been favored by many watch lovers.
40 MM IWC Pilot’s Imitation Watches

The Pilot’s collection had been favored by the air forces of many countries since 1930s. The steel cases copy IWC Pilots watches are with the concise dial and vintage style while the anti-magnetism makes the models more precise.

IWC Portofino

The timepiece is suitable for all the formal occasions.
Ivory Dial Copy IWC Portofino

Portofino could be considered as the formal watches of IWC which has an important status in watchmaking industry. The brown leather strap imitation watch looks low-key, classic and noble. The ivory dial with the 18k rose gold hands present the best readability.

Recommending IWC Portofino Replica Watches With Elegance And Sophistication

Referring to IWC Schaffhausen, which collection has given deep impression on you, the Portugieser chronograph or the Pilots? The brand claims to only manufacture the men’s watches, showing different styles with their own characteristics, whether it is a chronograph, diving watch or formal watch. As long as you really need a watch from the brand, then you can always find the exact one you want in a different product line. Today, I will bring you a graceful fake IWC watch for men. Let’s have a look at this classic model.

The silvery steel hands and hour markers are in a striking contrast to the black background.
IWC Portofino Replica With Black Dial

Each collection of IWC seems to try the different styles and if you are not interested in the Pilots or Portugieser, then could the simple and introverted Portofino catch your eyes? 40 mm IWC Portofino imitation watch features a black dial and silvery steel case, between which the contrast effect is very significant. With the extreme simplicity and elegance, the model looks gentle and easy matching. Besides the essential graduations, central hands and the IWC Schaffhausen lettering, only a date window at 3 o’clock has been set on the dial.

The IWC Portofino fits the men wearers more elegant and it is suitable for formal occasion.
IWC Fake With Black Leather Strap

The calibre 35111, a self-winding mechanical movement has been equipped inside of the solid caseback of the knockoff watch with stainless steel case. It provides a power reserve of 42 hours and it is water resistance to 3 bar. The black leather strap fitted on the stainless steel case matches the black dial perfectly, sporting a distinctive look of gentle style.

The Best Presents For Mother: Elegant IWC Diamonds Replica Watches For Hot Recommendation

She is a mother and guards the new life. When the trajectory of fate is given the mission of gestation, the energy of life will be released infinitely in maternal love. When we grow up, none of their children accompany them everyday. Therefore, selecting a good present for them to accompany them becomes important. Elegant IWC replica watches will help you.

1, IWC Da Vinci IW458308

The back of IWC Da Vinci has been engraved the pattern of “flower of life”. For thousands of years, this harmonious geometric shape, interwoven with 19 rings, is considered as a symbol of energy, forever and everlasting. IWC Da Vinci fake with raspberry pink leather strap are designed with the stainless steel case. Engraved with 54 pure diamonds, the bezel shimmers the fascinating luster, attracting everyone who has ever seen it. The black Arabic numerals hour markers set on the white dial ensure the legibility and identity. The striking dome-shaped crown and the circular date window at 6 o’clock all add a touch of feminine style to this three-hand timepiece.

The black hands and Arabic numerals are contrasting to the silvered dials, allowing the wearers to read the time easily.
Silver Dials Copy IWC Da Vinci
2, IWC Portofino IW458112

37mm IWC Portofino imitation watches are also fitted with the raspberry pink alligator leather strap. 66 diamonds have been engraved on the bezel, along with the gold hour markers, the nobility and elegance have been coming out from the watch. The sun brushed pattern on the dial reflects the light, generating an charming effect of light and shadow. Equipped with Calibre 35111, a self-winding mechanical movement, it offers a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound.

The gold hands and hour markers together with the diamonds paved on the bezel add a touch of feminine style to this model.
Automatic Fake IWC Portofino

Introducing Two New Classic IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Replica Watches

IWC Schaffhause has launched two new models belonging to Portofino collection, manifesting the unique aesthetic charming. Gray suede strap fit the slate-gray dial with in harmony. Milanese mesh stainless steel bracelet fit on the blue dial bring you to a cool summer. The color-matching of the two models is the first try by IWC, however, achieving great success. Portofino gained its following since it was released in 1984, attracting massed of watch lovers with its Italian elegance and simplicity. The two brand new luxury copy watches have enriched the classic Portofino collection.

The special slate-gray dial that IWC used for the first time make the watch more fascinating.
IWC Portofino Replica With Slate-Gray Dial

It is the first time that IWC design the watch with the suede strap, leading to a comfortable user experience, meanwhile, becoming more attractive by its distinctive color, matching the color of slate gray dial perfectly. IWC portofino fake with Milanese mesh stainless steel bracelet forms a new extraordinary style by the striking contrast between the blue dial and the special bracelet.

Both the two watches are driven by the manual-winding movement Calibre 59210, which is developed and manufactured by IWC, supplying the timepiece with all the energy it needs to run for eight days. It will stop automatically after 192 hours. Actually, it could last even 9 days. The power reserve display window set at 9 o’clock could remind the wearers to wind it in time. Water resistance of 45mm IWC replica watches is to 3 bar.The exquisite movement of Calibre 59210 will be appreciated through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback.

The silvered hands and hour markers are contract to the blue dial.
Fake IWC Portofino With Blue Dial