IWC Da Vinci Replica watch “Lawrence Sports Foundation” special edition

For the cause of public welfare, IWC, since 2006, has started to support the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and work with the Foundation to create a better life for disadvantaged children and adolescents. Every year, IWC watches will launch limited edition special edition watch, and part of the proceeds will be used to help disadvantaged children and adolescents. This year’s newly launched Da Vinci chronograph watch “Lawrence Sports Foundation” special edition (watch model: IW393402) is already the eleventh edition limited edition special watch.


Blue represents the “hope” of underprivileged children, and IWC has always chosen this color as the dial color of the limited special edition watch, which is no exception. In addition to a special blue dial, all Lawrence Special Edition swiss movement replica watches have a special engraved bottom. The engraved motifs come from the children’s drawing competition held by IWC form a part of Lawrence Sports Foundation’s Global Projects. This painting contest, with the theme of “Time Well Spent,” has attracted the participation of countless children and adolescents around the world.


The special pattern engraved on the back of the 11th edition of the Lawrence Sports Foundation’s special edition watch is selected from the outstanding painting by Hou Ye, a 12-year-old Shanghai childrens’ drawing competition. Hou Ye, a child with mental retardation and physical dysfunction, still has a great passion to compete in East Asia Special Olympics. In the winning picture, he portrays his beautiful screen of personal skiing and smile . Such an inspiring beautiful picture engraved on the 1500 “Lawrence Sports Foundation” special edition watch back, to bring more people to the good hope of life.


Watch with 42 mm stainless steel case with dark blue dial, case thickness of 14.5 mm, decorated with radial sun ornamentation on the dark blue dial, the watch time function record time at 12 o’clock position with double pointer small dial reading When the mode is displayed, the corresponding 6 o’clock position with a small seconds and date display window. The Da Vinci series of lugs have been newly designed, this one is no exception, the new removable lugs made of stainless steel, to make the strap fit better wrist.


The new Da Vinci Chronograph “Lawrence Sports Foundation” special edition crown and two buttons with a cylindrical shape. Crown embossed crown with brand logo, non-slip texture on the side.


Watch with black Santoni alligator strap, strap with orange lined and steel clasp.


This section of the Da Vinci series chronograph watch “Lawrence Sports Foundation” special edition limited edition 1500. Special Edition watch on the back of the steel table, engraved with Shanghai 12-year-old child Hou Ye at the IWC replica swiss movement watches organized by the theme of “Happy Hour” children’s drawing competition in the winning entries.The painting depicts the little boy in East Asia The scene at the time of the Olympics was the best when skiing in. The watch is equipped with a self-made chronograph movement of type 89361 with a 68-hour power reserve and draws energy from the pawned double-pawl automatic winding system, The claw transmits energy to the ratchet wheel.With the special device of the flyback function, the watch can quickly return the running chronograph to zero and start to recount time without stopping the watch.


Summary: Da Vinci Chronograph “Lawrence Sports Foundation” Special Edition official quote for the 97,800 RMB, a symbol of hope, the dark blue dial and express the special table bottom special engraved together to form a special charity watch. Choose to buy this watch will not only be able to bring these beautiful symbols in the bag, but also to support “Lawrence Sports Foundation” to help disadvantaged children and adolescents.

History of IWC Replica and Breitling Pilots’ Watches

When longtime IWC head honcho Georges Kern left his position at Richemont to become CEO of Breitling, some saw it as the latest salvo in the two Swiss brands’ historical duel for horological supremacy in the air. Here we explore in depth how both brands have made their marks on the history and evolution of pilots’ watches.


In contrast to dive watches, pilots’ watches do not have to meet any objective criteria. Good legibility under all light conditions is generally all that’s needed, and good design makes the watches what they are. A pilots’ watch looks like a pilots’ watch. But it’s precisely the design that shows the different approaches to pilots’ watches by IWC and Breitling. Both brands base their own unique designs on their long traditions and histories. In the case of IWC replica watches for sale, the company relies heavily on its Big Pilot’s Watch from 1940, which it, and other companies like A. Lange & Söhne, supplied to the German Air Force.


Typical features included the military-style triangle with two dots at 12 o’clock, sans-serif numerals (a plain, unadorned bar for the numeral 1), and dagger-shaped hands. Today these same features are found on every pilots’ watch made by IWC. Even the Mark XVIII follows this same family design – although its predecessor had different numerals and hands (the pilots’ watch Mark 11, built for the Royal Air Force in 1949). The only exceptions are the models dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his “Little Prince,” in which IWC uses serif numerals, elegant blue or brown dials, silver hands and polished bezels. A conical crown, which makes operation while wearing gloves easier, is found on many other IWC spitfire replica models.


But IWC really unleashes its functions. The collection ranges from a simple hand-wound watch to chronographs with and without split seconds, world-time watches, and perpetual calendars. And with its limited Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55, IWC even restores its original 55-mm diameter. It closely approximates the design of the original – with beige luminous material and a matte case – though it has a small seconds display (the original model had a central seconds hand).


IWC can also reveal its modern side. The brand’s Top Gun models have a matte-black ceramic case and a textile strap for a contemporary military look, while still maintaining other traditional features. For this reason, these watches are easily recognizable as IWCs. The Top Gun Miramar line presents another interesting variation of the design: a muted green dial, beige luminous material, a red hour track, a polished ceramic case and an olive-green textile strap come together to create an exciting mix of modern and retro elements.


Breitling can also look back on a long tradition of pilots’ watches. Today, its iconic Navitimer looks much as it did just a few years after its introduction in 1952, when it was given a light-colored dial. These chronographs, with their distinctive rotating slide-rule bezels, are available with numerals as well as markers. Both types are immediately recognizable as Navitimers. Traditionally, one can choose between a black leather strap with a lighter stitched seam and a seven-row metal bracelet with offset links.


IWC and Breitling interpret the pilots’ watch in different ways. IWC uses an iconic model from its past and rolls out a homogeneous collection of pilots’ watches with unmistakable features. Different colors and materials transform the lines and push them in different directions for an elegant or military look.
Both brands rely on distinctive features so it’s always immediately possible to recognize the model as an IWC or a Breitling. But where IWC tinkers with its design and continues to develop its look or make steps toward its origins, Breitling invents itself anew while still leaving its icon intact.

IWC Ingenieur Replica Chronograph Edition

The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” — part of the Schaffhausen-based brand’s revamped Ingenieur line for 2017 — has an elegant retro look and a completely newly developed movement. How did it perform in our test? Read on to find out.
The IWC Ingenieur replica watches reviews premiered in 1955 as a three-handed watch with a clean design and protection against magnetic fields up to 80,000 amperes per meter. The watch was created to assure that technicians and researchers would always be punctual in an increasingly electronic world. In 1976, the renowned watch designer Gérald Genta, whose other brainchildren include Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Patek Philippe’s Nautilus, sketched a totally new Ingenieur. Genta’s “SL” had five little holes in its bezel, an integrated metal bracelet, and a soft-iron inner case to protect it against magnetism. This styling was revived when the Ingenieur line was relaunched in 2005, but some of these models had no protection against magnetic fields. IWC has built and still builds numerous models with diverse additional functions such as a second time zone, chronograph, perpetual calendar and tourbillon.


IWC revived several historical watches in 2008 when it premiered the Vintage collection. Among these was a three-handed watch that paid homage to the first Ingenieur with dauphine hands and applied baton-shaped indexes. This model also had a sapphire window in its caseback through which you could view manufacture Caliber 80111. The downside of this nice view: Magnetic-field protection had to be left out. But the core of the Vintage collection continues to be the large models with five holes in their bezels.
Now the Ingenieur line again welcomes a model with a smooth bezel. Like the SL, this watch is available in steel, titanium and gold. All three versions are limited editions. A chronograph also fits well here as an additional function that further enhances the Ingenieur’s practicality. Lacking a predecessor from the 1950s, this model posed a more difficult challenge for its designers. At first glance, the new Ingenieur looks timelessly elegant, with an angled flange for the tachymeter scale, a broad bezel, and a slate gray sunray-pattern dial. The Ingenieur’s engineering look comes into play with indexes drawn between the two- and three-digit numbers and a zero added to the left of the single-digit numbers on the subdials. Even the date has a leading zero. The use of red on some of the scales and on the pointer tips of the chronograph and seconds hands adds a touch of sportiness.


Only the ecru-colored luminous material and the saddle-stitched leather strap, which calls to mind the upholstery on a car seat, convey a retro look. The automotive reference is intentional: Our test watch is named after race car driver Rudolf Caracciola. Born in 1901, he was driving his parents’ Mercedes-Knight even before he got his driver’s license at age 15. Beginning in 1926, he won numerous Grand Prix and sports car races behind the wheel of a Mercedes and was one of his era’s most successful race car drivers.
All in all, IWC’s designers have created a handsome watch, but the design isn’t totally in harmony with the retro look. The case is too high and the bezel slopes too steeply downward to be a dyed-in-the-wool retro watch. And this newcomer has a contemporary diameter of 42 mm. The case of the Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” we tested is made of steel.


The decorative differences aren’t especially gigantic either. The old 89xxx, which reveals more of its mechanisms, also has decorative patterns on its wheels, and gold fillings in its engravings. But the new 69xxx also boasts a skeletonized rotor, a circular pattern on the bridges and polished heads on the screws. However, close scrutiny shows that some of the movement’s components have been left entirely unembellished.
IWC is frequently criticized for its suboptimal price-performance ratio, but our test watch with the new movement achieves a significantly better ratio. Furthermore, only 750 pieces of this Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” will be made.
SPECS
Manufacturer: IWC Schaffhausen, Baumgartenstrasse 15, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Reference number: IW380702
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with counters for up to 30 elapsed minutes and up to 12 elapsed hours, date display
Movement: Manufacture Caliber 69370, automatic, 28,800 vph, 33 jewels, stop-seconds function, rapid-reset mechanism for the date display, column wheel, fine adjustment via index and eccentric screw, 46-hour power reserve; diameter = 30 mm, height = 7.9 mm
Case: Stainless-steel case with domed sapphire crystal with nonreflective treatment on both sides, screwed crown, fully threaded screw-in back with sapphire window, water resistant to 60 meters
Strap and cla­­sp: Calfskin strap with stainless-steel pin buckle
Rate results (deviation in seconds per 24 hours, fully wound/after 24 hours):
Dial up +1 / +4
Dial down +1 / +4
Crown up +3 / +6
Crown down +3 / +5
Crown left +5 / +9
Crown right +5 / +8
Greatest deviation 4 / 5
Average deviation +3 /+ 6
Average amplitude:
Flat positions 276° / 248°
Hanging positions 254° / 221°
Dimensions: Diameter = 42 mm, height = 15 mm, weight = 112 grams
Limited edition of 750 pieces

SCORES
Strap and clasp (max. 10 points): The saddle-stitched leather strap is tidily crafted; the case and the stainless-steel pin buckle have polished and satin-finished surfaces. 8­­­
Operation (5): The start-stop button runs with satisfying smoothness, but the zero-return button demands greater pressure. The rapid-reset mechanism for the date and the stop-seconds function are operated via the easy-to-grasp screwed crown. 5
Case (10): The stainless-steel case is well crafted, has a transparent sapphire back, and remains water-resistant to a depth of 60 meters. 8
Design (15): IWC mixes retro, high-tech, sporty and modern elements. The mix is successful, although the case is rather thick and the bezel slopes steeply downward. 13
Legibility (5): The time is legible by day and by night. The chronograph’s counters provide adequate contrast. 4
Wearing comfort (10): This IWC watch is comfortable on the wrist, thanks to its pin buckle and leather strap. 8
Movement (20): Good, robust chronograph movement with column wheel; the date display takes a full hour to advance to the next day’s date. 16
Rate results (10): Very good; similar results in all positions and the average deviation is small. The chronograph saps its share of energy, but the rate performance remains good. 9
Overall value (15): A reasonable price-performance ratio for a manufacture chronograph. 12
Total: 83 POINTS