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23 june 2016
IWC'S NEW PORTOFINO HAND-WOUND MONOPUSHER PROVES THAT LESS IS DEFINITELY MORE
This is particularly true in the copie rolex world of watches, where the latest object of desire is just as likely to be the reiteration of an old classic (with a twist - naturally) as a technological leap replicas de relojes suizos forward.
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Take IWC's Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher. This may be the first time that has presented a single-button chronograph but, traditionally, single pushers were used on pocket watches to start, stop and reset. It performed these functions admirably, but was to be overtaken audemars piguet replica
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Unlike its predecessors, however, when it comes to its chronograph function, the new Portofino Monopusher is the very model of discretion, with the pusher integrated into the crown with only the most modest of protrusions signalling its presence. Despite the discretion, this is no shrinking violet, with a case that measures a substantial 45mm - the size allows it to boast an eight-day power reserve.
A hand-wound movement is now also a rarity, thanks to the convenience of self-winding - ie, automatic - versions. However, the hand-wound movement does allow for a greater power reserve. And, personally, I find the very action of winding a watch rather soothing, which more than beats the stress of missing your train Cartier replicas when you - very occasionally - forget to do so.