Tom Brady, 45, announced on social media today that he’s retiring from the NFL, this time “for good.” We’ll leave his football accolades to the sports websites – seven-time Super Bowl champion, three-time NFL MVP, all-time leader in passing touchdowns, yards, and completions (we could go on) – and instead focus on the watch we saw Brady wearing as he strolled a red carpet in Los Angeles last night: an AAA replica IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Tourbillon Squelette ref. 5462.
The night before posting his retirement video, Brady was in Los Angeles for the premiere of 80 For Brady, a movie about four friends (played by Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin) who travel to watch Brady and the Patriots play in Super Bowl LI. Brady arrived looking dapper as ever in black jeans and a black leather jacket. And underneath the cuff of that jacket you can catch a glimpse of the Portuguese Hand-Wound Tourbillon Squelette from 2015. Swiss made replica IWC produced just 25 examples of this watch – it’s one of those rare watches you wouldn’t have even found on IWC’s website. The Hand-Would Tourbillon Squelette features a 43mm 18-karat red gold case, but of course, the main attraction is the fully-skeletonized dial and movement, with the tourbillon on full display at 9 o’clock.
It’s a limited edition based on the Portuguese Hand-Wound ref. 5463 that was offered in both red and white gold, already one of luxury super clone IWC’s more impressive super clone watches online from a technical perspective. For Brady’s watch, IWC skeletonized the movement to create the caliber 98920, even changing the structure of the movement and its bridges to maximize the dramatic effect of the skeletonized movement. Back in 2015 when the best quality replica IWC Portuguese Hand Wound Squelette was quietly offered, its MSRP was around $100,000.
If you’ve been following along, you know Brady’s a long-time Swiss movement fake IWC ambassador at this point. We talked to him on Hodinkee Radio back in 2021, fresh off his seventh Super Bowl victory, when he shared a wristshot of his IWC GST Chronograph Ratrrapante, the watch that he said started it all for him. Of course, he’s an AAA super clone IWC brand ambassador, but it’s cool to see brand ambassadors wearing rarities from the companies they represent. Produced in just 25 examples, the IWC Portuguese Tourbillon replica for sale he wore on the red carpet last night is certainly a deep cut.
Great replica watch, Tom, and congrats on a hell of a career.