On 7 July 2007...

Feb 21, 2020,10:50 AM

I took this shot of my now departed PC's...😃

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Mine too - IWC called it "Ardoise"

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : February 21st, 2020-10:59
If only that movement was not so erratic, I would still have that watch...🥺

Lovely PCs, sad to see them leave your collection also...

 By: Ted-Lo : February 21st, 2020-11:31
What are their replacements in the stable?

Sadly none...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : February 21st, 2020-11:55
I've had three of them and they all spent more time in Schaffhausen than on my wrist. So, I pretty much lost faith in these complications. This was the third: ...  

That's horrible........

 By: Ted-Lo : February 21st, 2020-11:58
the Portuguese has always been my cup of tea in terms of styling and masculinity, sad to hear about the issues.

It must have been me because...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : February 21st, 2020-12:02
They still sell them and people are buying them. But on my wrist there were issues with both the base movements and the perpetual calendar module.

Hopefully, even if it's limited to you, which I am inclined to be highly doubtful of, after learning about your ordeal, at least some...

 By: Ted-Lo : February 21st, 2020-12:13
attention, however slight, concerning robustness, was looked into by IWC.

5000 movements

 By: roundel : March 25th, 2020-15:41
I've had great luck with my 5002 BP movement. My Miramar big BP stopped but was due for service anyway, which was handled quickly by the Texas service center. I'm sad to hear the perpetual module is not good. I was hoping to add one to my life eventually.... 

Beautiful white gold..

 By: TeutonicCarFan : February 21st, 2020-13:50
.. wonder if they have solved some of these issues with the updated Calibre?

Some pictures...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : February 21st, 2020-14:13

...and in "Ardoise" with the double moonphase

 By: Modernahab : April 5th, 2020-17:21
Mine is the updated, twin barrel caliber, and has run smoothly for three years. (Knock on wood...) ...  

Beautiful watch

 By: TeutonicCarFan : April 5th, 2020-17:32
fits you well!

Even better...👍 [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : April 5th, 2020-18:05

iPhone shot makes it look bigger on the wrist than it is.

 By: Modernahab : April 5th, 2020-18:17
7" + wrist seems to let me get away with up to 45mm diameter, assuming short, curved lugs.

44.2, to be precise. [nt]

 By: Modernahab : April 5th, 2020-19:38

Right! I just rounded the number to the nearest millimeter 😉

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : April 6th, 2020-09:03
BTW, IWC is reducing the PPC size back to 42 mm this year.

A good call on IWC's part, I think!

 By: Modernahab : April 6th, 2020-12:32
Though it's been so long since I've seen the earlier 42mm model in the metal that I can't remember if the subdials felt cramped. Still, a much more wearable size...

Makes sense! [nt]

 By: Modernahab : April 6th, 2020-14:21