The smaller size of the case is more in proportion to the size of the movement and there are no overlapping and missing markers, which is an instant deal breaker for me. Also, I don't understand why in the watch design world it's acceptable to have overlapping indicators which cut numerals and remov
I think the subdail arrangement is compromised. They are too close to the centre of the dial and one another and this makes it appear more cluttered than is necessary. This seems to be a symptom of putting the small 30mm 82xxx in a 42mm case. I think the subdial arrangement on the reference 5033 is
This is a good choice for those who want a smaller diameter and automatic winding. The lack of 'Automatic' printed on the dial and the lack of a date are positives in my opinion. I also like that the movement has some skeletonisation to it so that you can see the gear train instead of having a bridg
I would like to know why there is no three hander Portugieser with no date in the current collection. The discontinuation of reference 5454 is a shame because it was the last in the line of pocket watch based movements with three hands and no date, which represents the genesis of the Portugieser. Ar
This piece was being auctioned by Antiquorum in Hong Kong on the 21st of April, 2018; lot 164. It is a subset of 80 pieces from a total of 500 pieces and was made for the Asian market. Its beauty has haunted me every since and, in my opinion, is one of IWC's finest.