IWC Portofino "Romana" 2050 Perpetual Calendar YG
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Portofino "Romana" Perpetual Calendar
Manual Wind Cal.18561
18K Yellow Gold
Black Leather Strap
IWC signed YG Buckle
The watch has been completely serviced recently
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
IWC is an abbreviation of International Watch Company, and as you can see from the English company name, it is a watch manufacturer founded in 1868 by American Florentine Ariosto Jones.
It was created in the town of Schaffhausen on the German border with the aim of combining Swiss craftsmanship with modern American engineering.
The same Swiss watchmaker has a different philosophy from French-speaking companies such as Geneva and the Joux Valley, and this is expressed in their watches.
This Ref.IW2050 is a model called "Romana" produced from 1995 to around 2001 as a member of Portofino, which still exists today.
The perpetual calendar, also known as the perpetual calendar, is one of the three major complications in mechanical watches.
It is a very convenient mechanism that determines the number of days in each month and leap years, and displays the actual calendar correctly "forever" as long as the clock continues to run. No need to manually fix it.
Perpetual calendars have long been synonymous with ultra-luxury brands like Patek Philippe, but IWC's 1985 Da Vinci (Ref. IW3750) is the established theory. It is a watch that covers the
Normally, perpetual calendar models have multiple pushers (buttons) for adjusting the date, day of the week, month, and moon phase. It is a unique and smart mechanism that allows you to easily adjust all the displays by operating the crown.
This module created by Kurt Klaus, a living legend of IWC, shocked the watch industry at the time.
The Romana uses a slimmer version of the Da Vinci mechanism.
The case material is 18K yellow gold, and the case size is 36mm, which is quite small for a watch with a complicated mechanism.
The back cover is screwed in 6 places and is expected to be more robust than the snapback.
The slightly narrow lugs on the round case are a very classical combination, and the design gives an impression of sophistication.
The dial is a sandblasted silver dial. The in-dial for the display of the date, month, etc. has circular streaks.
The hour and minute hands are leaf-handed, and the in-dial hands are sword-handed, both finished in blued steel. The indexes around the dial are printed Roman numerals.
The two-digit number above 7 o'clock on the dial indicates the last two digits of the year. It's 2022, so it's 22 now.
The equipped movement is a hand-wound Cal.18561. "Da Vinci" was based on a self-winding chronograph machine called ETA7750, but in this Romana it has been changed to Jaeger-LeCoultre's Cal.849 base to make it thinner.
Cal.849 is the ultra-thin movement still used in Jaeger-LeCoultre watches today, measuring just 1.85mm thick. As a result, the achieves a thinness of only 3.15 mm while having a perpetual calendar mechanism.
Instead of being thinner, it is only hand-wound, and the year display has changed from 4 digits to the last 2 digits.
As I mentioned earlier, the month, date, day of the week, and moon phase are all linked. To go.
Comes with a matte black crocodile leather strap and an IWC genuine YG buckle.
In 2016, there was a history of complete service at IWC.
Overhauled. 1 year warranty.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.
We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.
Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)
We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.
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We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.
1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the web, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.