TheIWC Portugieser fake watch was recently treated to upgraded internals in the form of the classic column-wheel 69355 caliber, so a bracelet to match seems like the final step in the evolution of the model which is now inching towards three decades of existence.
Good things take time, and there’s certainly something to be said about the small changes made over the lifespan of the IWC Replicathat make it what it is today – bracelet and all.
Any bracelet would give the watch a more sporty personality, but the bracelet that IWC has chosen for the Fake Portugieser Chronograph lends a particularly rugged aesthetic to the watch, which was originally designed for navigation tasks.
It’s always been a capable wristwatch with the horological chops to back it up, but now, with a bracelet, it finally looks the part in a way that it never has before.
IWC Replica introduced many new models in its elegant Portugieser series in 2020, and revived its Portugieser Yacht Club sub-series inspired by sailing. This is an aquamarine timepiece with a special co-branded strap designed to complement the new 9 watch series, ideal for the yacht deck and beach club environment expected by the watch.
The movement inside the 44.6 mm stainless steel case of theFake Yacht Club Chronograph is the self-winding 89361 movement of IWC, which is manufactured in-house and has a 68-hour power reserve. In addition to the single totalizer display for the stopwatch hours and minutes, its built-in chronograph also has a flyback function, allowing the wearer to reset the hands to zero and immediately start a new timing sequence.
This IWC Replica watch also has a hack-second function, and displays the second hand and date on a small dial at 6 o’clock. The screw-in crown helps make the watch water resistant to 60 meters, and the sapphire display case back provides a view of the movement with a hollow rotor and a gold IWC medallion.
IWC Replica added 21 new references to its Portugieser series, with a special emphasis on the new 40 mm size for automatic winding, as well as a new version of 42 mm automatic winding, chronograph and perpetual calendar. With three chronographs and the first tide indicator, plus two tourbillons, a new yacht club can be added to them.
Fake IWC Watch is a new 40mm case, which is the ideal size for this elegant, clean and balanced watch. One of its features is the recovery of the second hand at 6 o’clock.
The two new 42 mm models use the usual small seconds and power reserve indicators, located at opposite positions at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively. One of them, with a red gold case and blue dial, incorporates design details inspired by a boutique version inspired by the underwater world. The second reference is stainless steel with a striking Burgundy dial.
Both IWC Portugieser Replica are powered by calibre 52610. Their unique Pellaton winding system has zirconia ceramic components, while the two barrels have an amazing power reserve of 7 days.
IWC showed three new versions of the Portuguese Replica Watches. Two new models, one with a burgundy dial, the other with a green dial, and a premium version with a gold case and blue dial. The stainless steel or gold case measures 41 mm and protects the double composite dial.