The new Replica IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Bucherer BLUE ref. IW371492 – and yes, it is one superb version of this watch.
After the introduction of the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante “DoppelChronograph” Ref. 3712IWC Replica Watches, the brand decided to add a simple automatic chronograph to the collection, the 3714, making it the cornerstone of the Portugieser line-up.
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph is a clean, timeless, well-proportioned watch. Its 40.9mm case makes it suitable for most wrists and most environments, it is both casual and elegant at the same time, its dial is clean, superbly balanced and functional, its movement, despite being based on the 7750 has been drastically changed by IWC Replica and the overall quality is excellent.
There are already several standard steel editions of the 3714 – silver-plated dial with golden indexes, silver-plated dial with blue indexes, black dial with rhodium-plated indexes and blue dial with rhodium-plated indexes. IWC SchaffhausenReplica Bucherer adds a fifth steel model.
This new Big Pilot’s US Replica Watch,takes most of the attributes of the classic Big Pilot and adds a certain dose of cool to the package… but also a great sense of practicality.This new Edition Right-Hander is definitely a practical option, when worn on the left wrist. It will also please lefties, who will appreciate having a watch to wear on their right wrist.
Basically, the case is identical, with its oversized 46.2mm diameter and 15.6mm height.So no surprises here. The Best IWC case of this edition is made of steel, mostly brushed with several polished accents. It is worn on a black pilot’s strap.
Instead of a central seconds hand on the classic Big Pilot’s Watch, this Edition Right-Hander IW501012 features a small seconds counter. Since the movement has been rotated 180 degrees to have the crown at 9 o’clock, the power reserve indicator is also on the opposite side.
Inside is the in-house calibre IWC 52010, a large automatic movement with Pellaton winding system and a very long power reserve of 7 days or 168 hours – more than sufficient. The movement is hidden behind a plain caseback, with a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields.
The first thing you will notice about this watch is its distinctive colour scheme.This is the first replica watch with a case made from sand-coloured ceramic.The colour is inspired by the Mojave Desert, home to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
The sandy hue of the 44.5mm x 15.7mm case is achieved by combining zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides. The matte finish gives it an almost plastic-like quality in appearance.While it does feel light and comfortable, it’s also very apparent that it’s extremely robust and well made.
The caseback is in titanium and features the famous TOP GUN logo engraved in the centre. The screw-in crown and chronograph pushers meanwhile are titanium, like the standard IWC Replica Chronograph TOP GUN.
The other thing that makes this TOP GUN model stand out from its peers is the fact that it doesn’t have a black dial. Instead, it’s dark brown with contrasting luminous sand-coloured hands and indexes. The US IWC Replica dial layout is identical to the new Chronograph Spitfire, as both models share the same in-house movement.
Completing the desert storm look is a beige/sand-coloured textile strap with matching stitching. Again, it’s very comfortable on the wrist although it does make this model decidedly more sporty/casual. Not that you could really dress up a sand-coloured fake watch anyway.