The Portugieser line was considered to be large-sized watches when launched in the 1930s. However, at 42mm, the new IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Replica is about the median by today’s standards. Offered in either stainless steel or rose gold, the case is elegant with a touch of sportiness thanks to the broad, double-stepped case and round chronograph pushers. In addition, the Cheap IWC Replica is also available in two dial colors: silver and blue. Both dial colors are available in the stainless steel option but the rose-gold is only offered with a silver dial.
On the IWC Replica Watches US dial side, we have a two-register layout with running seconds at 6 o’clock and, unique to this movement, a combined totalizer for chronograph hours and minutes at 12 o’clock. The familiar way of displaying the hours and minutes makes reading the elapsed chronograph time easier and more intuitive. In the images here, for example, the elapsed time would be 10 hours, 9 minutes, and 23 seconds. The dial is completed by a railway track chapter ring, date window, applied Arabic numeral indexes, and elegant minute and hour leaf-shaped hands.
The color of the indexes and hands differ and are designed to contrast with the dial color. The stainless-steel with silver dial has blue indexes with heat-blued steel hands, while the blue dial has polished steel hands with silver indexes. The rose-gold Best IWC Watches, of course, has gold hands and indexes. This is the most noticeable change from the predecessor which had silver indexes and hour and minute hands on a silver dial. This change is definitely an improvement and enhances the aesthetics and, more importantly, the legibility of the dial.
While the Fake IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Watches ships with an alligator leather strap, black for stainless steel variants and brown for rose-gold, it is likely to also pair well with more casual straps making it a versatile daily wearer that plays well with both formal and more casual attire.
The IWC Portugieser Dark Blue Dials have a sunburst finish and the double sub-dial design further makes them look similar at a glance. The stainless steel case – like previous Portugieser watches – is restrained but casual in design with traditional tapered lugs and a thin bezel. The Portugieser Automatic is the larger of the pair with a 42.3mm bezel and a double stepped case. It is also equipped with a larger fluted crown – but similar in design to the Portugieser Chronograph that has a 40.9mm case.
Rated to 30m of water resistance, each of the new IWC Portugieser Copy Watches is best suited for daily office wear. While the Automatic is equipped with a display back, the Chronograph is not, and I’ll get into why shortly.
Going back to the dial, both Fake IWC Watches have applied Arabic markers and polished, rhodium plated leaf shaped hands which complement the case quite well. The Automatic has a sub-dial at 3:00 that indicates power reserve and another sub-dial at 9:00 for continuous seconds. The date window at 6:00 is hard to miss with its white date wheel standing out against the blue dial.
The caliber 79350, as a modified Valjoux 7750, is a competent movement and offers 42 hours of power reserve at 28,800bph, but it is more of a tool watch movement. What makes this choice even more perplexing is that the IWC Portugieser Automatic US is powered by the caliber 52010, which is an IWC in-house design that offers 7 days of power reserve via two barrels, operating at 28,800bph.
The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Replica Watch is significant because it is the first time IWC has combined a perpetual calendar with a tourbillon on the dial. The watch comes in a 45mm wide Portugieser-style case, which IWC fans will instantly recognize from its distinctive short and curved lugs as well as the chunky knurled crown. Paired with a black Santoni alligator strap and water resistant to just 30m, it goes without saying that it should be kept away from water.
The Fake IWC Watches dial is white and features a lacquered finish with large black Arabic numerals printed in the signature font of IWC’s Portugieser watches. Sizable heat-treated leaf-shaped hour and minute hands and a simple railroad-style minutes track ensure time can be easily read.
At 9 o’clock, you have the sub-dial that indicates the day, and at 3 o’clock you have the sub-dials that show the date and power reserve. At 6 o’clock, there’s a month indicator and moon phase display, and to the left of it at around 8 o’clock you have the year indicator. Finally, there’s the flying tourbillon that makes a single rotation every minute at 12 o’clock.
The other tourbillon Copy watch that IWC has specially prepared for its 150th anniversary is the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years.” This comes in a slightly larger 46mm wide Portugieser style case and is only available in platinum. Water resistance is a mere 30m, and the watch comes paired with a black alligator strap by Santoni.
The movement in this piece is the hand-wound IWC Replica Watches US, which beats at a leisurely 2.5Hz and features 96 hours of power reserve. The movement can be admired through a sapphire display caseback and features an inlaid insignia that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the brand.