The IWC Aquatimer Replica is minimalistic, and even reductionist. In contrast, the IWC Aquatimer Replica 5512 is the exact opposite. It's a watch that is bursting with information. The AP has a bold style, while the Patek's is more restrained.
The Second-Series Reference 5516
IWC Aquatimer Replica-Piguet's final six references 5516 represent a significant leap in terms of design.IWC Aquatimer Replica These six watches were produced in 1957, and sold from 1963 to 1969.
IWC Aquatimer Replica-Piguet has decided to replace the 48-month leap-year display with a simple, yet effective display at 12 o'clock.
A fine example of the Second-Series reference. The 5516 has the leap-year scale at 12 o'clock and is currently part of Pygmalion Gallery's private collection.
Was it possible that Philippe Stern noticed this display when creating the 3970 and the 3940,breitling replica watches both of which date from 1985, the first Patek Philippe perpetual clocks to use this type of display for leap years? The first Patek to have a leap-year indicator is the 3450, from 1981. It would display this in an aperture.
The dials on these watches from the second series 5516 are cleaner as a result. The dials of these second series 5516 watches are significantly cleaner as a result of this key change.