The General Trend Long Power Reserve Is Becoming The Norm

For a long time, the movement of mechanical movements was limited to two days. With the lapse of time and technological progress, its autonomous performance is gradually improving, and now there is no need to wind it up again. Continuous operation for three, eight, or even ten days is no longer a patent of the elite circle. This is a major trend in the watchmaking industry: the longest power reserve continues to climb to new heights, and the records of the past are successively broken; at the same time, the types of movements with 70 to 240 hours of power reserve are becoming more abundant and the price is getting more and more People-friendly, moving towards a simpler, broader and more practical direction.
   For a long time, the 45-hour power reserve is standard. It is less than two days from the full-string state to the end of kinetic energy, and the accuracy of the last few hours is often unsatisfactory. After being full last Friday evening, it won’t last until the next Monday morning. The need to rewind at the beginning of the work week is an important psychological reference point. The power reserve is too short, which means that when gardening or sports activities on the weekend, the wearer also needs to take care of his watch.
Hamilton watch with 80-hour power reserve automatic movement, affordable and very practical

Chopard watch with 01.01-C basic movement, 60 hours power reserve

   Watches equipped with a power reserve of two days or more are often expensive and sometimes even expensive. With 72 hours of Lange, the eight-day power reserve of Chopard, Panerai and Henry Moser, the movement is exquisite in workmanship and excellent in performance, yet the price is prohibitive.
Bvlgari Finissimo ultra-thin movement, only 2.23 mm thick, 70 hours power reserve

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari titanium carbon fiber watch with Unico movement, 72 hours power reserve

   But things have changed now. The first is the advent of a new generation of movements with 60 to 70 hours of power reserve. And not all movements are expensive. The Hamilton H30 movement can provide 80 hours of power reserve, which is very affordable. The self-made movement MT5621 introduced by Tudor also has a power reserve of 70 hours. Prior to this, Chopard was also 01.01 The -C basic movement is equipped with a 60-hour power reserve. While successfully expanding the movement’s mainspring capacity, it insisted on reasonable pricing so that customers would not be left aside.
Tudor watch with MT5621 movement, 70 hours power reserve

Zenith watch with Elite 6150 ultra-thin automatic movement, power reserve up to 100 hours

   This trend also extends to the high-end market. Hublot’s unique Unico movement directly increases the power reserve to 72 hours. The Bulgari-made Finissimo ultra-thin movement is only 2.23 mm thick and has a power reserve of up to 70 hours. Zenith’s new 6150 movement, equipped with a dual barrel, provides 100 hours of power reserve. Although not cheap, it represents a key step in the evolution of Zenith Elite movements for more than 20 years, and it also reflects the inevitable trend of the entire industry.
Panerai watch with P.5000 movement, eight days power reserve

Oris 110 movement power reserve for ten days, reasonable price, bring the biggest surprise

   The trend continues to spread, Panerai P.5000 movement achieves eight-day power reserve, strong applicability, and the price is comparable to models that can only provide three-day power reserve. When the biggest surprise came to Pride, the 110 movement with a single barrel has a power reserve of up to ten days and the price is very attractive. I wonder if this is enough to cause more high-end brands to pay attention to reconsidering the pricing strategy of such movement watches?

Dark Blue Elegant Style Tasting Iwc Portuguese Series Chronograph

As one of IWC’s iconic watches, the Portuguese series chronograph watch has been enthusiastically sought after by many watch enthusiasts due to its simple and bright overall layout and elegant and distinctive design style. It has become one of the ideal wrist watches in their hearts. In late 2017, the brand once again infused fresh blood with this highly recognizable series, incorporating deep and stylish blue elements into the new dials of IWC Portuguese Chronograph, a new interpretation of the new blue classic. It is worth mentioning that this is also the first time that the brand has equipped the Portuguese chronograph with a blue dial. Under the light, the blue dial also shows a gradual effect, exuding a unique distinguished style. Let’s take a look together: (watch model: IW371491)

Deep blue crowning the brave


   IWC has an inextricable relationship with navigation. During the great development of maritime sports, IWC Portuguese series watch brands have won the favor of navigators because of their extraordinary creativity, quality technology and stable and reliable practicability. As a result, many classic models were born, which are impressive. More than 50 years ago, IWC pioneered the trend of pioneeringly drawing blue into the dial and designing it at the helm. And IWC IWC Portuguese series chronograph, design spirit is derived from the various nautical instruments used by the great navigators to explore the world. In the past, the classic watch face was mostly presented in white and black. This time, the classic design of the series is combined with the blue elements that symbolize the spirit of nautical exploration, adding glory to the classic.

Watch details

   The watch’s 40.9mm case is made of stainless steel, and the bezel and lugs are polished on the front to show a smooth and full arc, which is full of look and feel. The side is brushed and polished, which can effectively reduce the impact of accidental scratches on the overall appearance of the watch, and the post-processing is also more convenient. Seen from the side, the three-dimensional effect of the Arabic hour markers and the bead-like minute markers is very obvious, which adds ornamentality to the surface.

   The stainless steel crown is also polished. It is engraved with the IWC logo and is designed with a non-slip texture. It is comfortable to handle and easy to debug. Above and below are the timing start / pause and timing reset buttons, which are full of operation feeling, showing the connotation of the time-honored mechanical representative function timing.

   Continuing the very coordinated and exquisite dial design of the Portuguese chronograph, such as a narrow bezel that sets off the atmosphere of the dial, an Arabic numeral time scale that enhances the three-dimensional impression of the dial and an inclined inner bezel, and a 30-minute chronograph dial at 6 o’clock and 6 Small seconds at the time mark. The central three hands, the silver hands used to indicate the timing, and the deep color of the disc form a clear and dazzling contrast effect, making the time indication clear and intuitive, while giving a quality look on the wrist.

   The dense bottom craft design effectively guarantees the internal safety of the watch. Equipped with 79350 self-winding movement to ensure the accurate operation of the travel time and timing functions. The watch has a 44-hour power reserve and a daily water resistance of 30 meters.

    The black Santoni crocodile leather strap is decorated with black stitching and natural cracks, which is more fashionable and modest.

   It is equipped with a stainless steel folding clasp with the brand ‘IWC’ logo engraved on the clasp, which echoes the dial and crown, showing the overall unique charm. With a simple buckle, the watch can be worn smoothly.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph

Summary: inheriting the precision mechanical movement and representative elegant appearance design of the series models, and then giving the gradual blue gradient to the dial surface, creating such a unique IWC IWC Portuguese series chronograph, if it is not black That is, the white disk color feels visual fatigue, so it is also very good to choose this one. Now that this watch is also on sale, watch friends who like this watch may wish to enter the brand store to learn more about the details of this watch. Watch price: 56,800