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IWC Portofino Replica Watches

Invariably, the coolest watches, with their most durable designs, and those that inspire feats of courage and heroism in the face of countless odds, were born as practical tools. Their evocative purpose is due to the fact that their designs were optimized for performance.

The lever-locking system of the Panerai Luminor Marina was used by Italian frogmen to stop water from entering the watch while they piloted large, unwieldy torpedoes. Before GPS, this was not only a design feature, but also a tried-and-true innovation. The lyre-lugged two-pusher IWC Portofino Replica Watches is distinguished by its bold and audacious tachymetric bezel scale (a world first). It not only makes it the most famous chronograph in the world, but also conjures the bravery of Apollo XIII astronauts who used a IWC Portofino Replica Watches for a safe reentry after their spacecraft was crippled. It would have been fatal if either the calculations or performance of the watch had failed. The A. Cairelli Type 2 Chronograph, created by Zenith for the Italian helicopter pilots in the mid-1960s, channels that period cool.

A. Cairelli was not just a well-known Roman watch retailer but also a military subcontractor. In the 1950s the Italian Air Force - Aeronautica Militare Italia - ordered a predecessor to the CP2,Tag Heuer Carrera Day Date Replica called the CP1, by a company named Leonidas. The CP1 had a 39mm diameter and was equipped with a Valjoux flyback hacking chronograph movement. By 1960, it was considered too small for cockpit visibility. A. Cairelli was contacted by the Italian military for an improved pilot's timepiece. Zenith was chosen as a supplier.

The goal was to make a watch that had all the visible indicators made more substantial, with increased amounts of luminous materials on the dial and a luminous triangle on the bezel. The watch was powered by a manual-wound Calibre 146 DP movement based upon a Martelebauche. (best replica watches).

But it was the iconography of the watch - the form-follows-function pragmatism endowed with a healthy dose of Italian braggadocio - that created such a winning formula. The case was tripartite with separate case, bezel and caseback. The case was highly polished to show respect for the peace that prevailed in Europe. It also made it clear that the watch was not meant to be worn while engaging an enemy. The Dauphine hands are fitted with multiple-sectional pieces luminous material. The bevelled, almost Art Deco luminous-tipped seconds hand of the chronograph is also a classic vintage watch symbol. The matte black dial featured luminous Arabic markers with a flair of Latin font design. The whole package was so damn good-looking.