The cheap IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusa replica watch was introduced at SIHH in 2012, it quickly became the curiosity du jour. And for good reason, too. Development efforts were led by the likes of Professor Ben Moore of the University of Zurich, independent watchmaker Jean-Francois Mojon and Thomas Gäumann, who leads Research and Development for IWC’s movements department.
Sidereal time is a timekeeping system used by astronomers to track the direction required to point a telescope at the correct star in the night sky. Thus, a day is measured by the earths rotation relative to the stars rather than the sun. A sidereal day lasts 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.091 seconds. IWC didn’t stop there, however, the Sidérale Scafusa also comes packing nearly every astronomical complication you can think of, just take a look at the star charts on the back dial. Those charts are customized to the buyers location. It’s the most complex fake IWC Portuguese watch has ever produced, requiring no less than 10 years to complete.
The result is a striking front dial featuring a prominent tourbillon display along with the hour and minutes as well as Sidereal time in a small subdial at 12 o’clock. In short, the Sidérale Scafusa offers an impressive array of functionality in the form of astronomical complications, balanced out by simple operations through a single crown, and a dual dial display to keep the time-keeping element uncluttered.
The watch, along with the beautiful display around it, are reason enough for a visit to the Manhattan boutique, but be sure to check out the other Boutique special editions while you’re there. In total, the IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusa copy watch is a substantial watch in both scope and physical dimension. It’s an impressive display of ingenuity and creativity that comes bespoke to the buyers specifications. Given the watch’s stature and price, it’s surprisingly accessible on the wrist.