The first digital watch featuring the IWC Replica Watches was actually manufactured at the end of the 19th century. In 1884, Johann Rauschenbach and Salzburg watchmaker Joseph Pallweber reached an agreement granting IWC ownership of the Pavel system. The Pallweber system is considered to be the first digital pocket watch movement. According to the IWC archives, the brand’s first digital pocket watch was the 1886 Savonnette pocket watch Pallweber. IWC’s tribute to Pallweber’s “150 Years” is a faithful reproduction of the same watch.
Of course, this is a watch, it has a round 45mm wide 18k red gold case. One notable feature of this case is its metallic ear, which you cannot see on modern watches. It also gives the watch a very retro look and feel. Also of note is the 18k red onion crown. With a waterproof rating of 30 meters, the watch is equipped with a black crocodile leather strap made by IWC Replica longtime partner Santoni.
The expansive white paint dial is minimalist. At 12 o’clock, you have an aperture that shows time, clearly marked with the design of the pocket watch. At the bottom of the dial, near the center of the dial is another aperture, used to display the digital display of time, again clearly marked. Finally, at 6 o’clock, you have a sub-dial that shows the number of seconds to run, which helps the symmetry of the design while providing some movement on the otherwise stiff face. There is nothing superfluous on the dial. I think the choice of fonts and the two black rings combine various displays to create a very artistic decorative style.
The digital display instantly jumps and is quite smart. For the minute display, we can clearly see that there are two disks – one for the 10-minute disk and the other for the 1-minute disk. The single minute disk advances exactly one minute, the release mechanism stores energy and advances the disk for 10 minutes accordingly. At the top, the hourglass beats exactly once every 60 minutes. This instantaneous skipping mechanism allows clear and accurate digital reading times. Making everyone jump smoothly at the same time is obviously quite challenging in tabulation, and it’s cool to see all the numbers at the top of each hour change.
IWC’s tribute to Pallweber’s “150 Years” is powered by IWC’s internal calibre 94200. This is a hand-wound movement that beats at 4Hz and provides 60 hours of energy reserve. Strangely enough, Cheap IWC Replica Watches did not send us pictures of this movement, but we were told that it would be seen through a sapphire display box and that there would be an 18k gold inlay to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the IWC. People can also expect it to be decorated as IWC consistently high standards.
In this year’s special commemorative watch released by IWC to celebrate its 150th anniversary, my favorite is Pallweber’s version of “150 Years,” because it is a simple display of the time style and classic appearance. This is also a tribute to the 1886 Savonnette pocket watch. I believe fans of Fake IWC Watches will appreciate this pocket watch. IWC’s homage to the Pallweber version of “150 Years” (Reference IW505002) is limited to 250 pieces at a price of $36,600.