This IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 Replica 42 movement no longer uses the long-term 7-day movement, but is powered by a simpler but stronger movement with a more traditional 60-hour power reserve. The new movement is also thinner, so the height of the case is only 13.8 mm, compared to 14.9 mm before.
As the name implies, the case of the Perpetual Calendar 42 is 42.4 mm and is available in rose gold or stainless steel, which is the first in the regular series.
The Substantial IWC Replica dial retains the traditional perpetual calendar configuration and has three sub-dials for calendars (making the 7-day version clearer and easier to read). It also includes a central second hand, which is extremely rare in perpetual calendar watches.
In theIWC Portuguese Replica, a simplified calendar module is combined with cal. It reached 82000 for the first time. 82650.
The movement is obviously less than 7 days calibrated. The Replica Watches in the 44mm model (30mm vs. 38.2mm) is a much simpler movement. The most obvious difference is the single-barrel transaction, not the double-barrel transaction of the 7-day campaign.
The Replica Portugieser Monopusher Chronograph is an unusual watch: a manual-wind, single-button chronograph with a long power reserve of 192 hours, or eight days. It’s powered by the cal. 59360, which has a notably thin chronograph mechanism built over the cal. 59000 eight-day movement.
The movement is wide and relatively flat, resulting in a large IWC Replica watch that’s 46 mm wide and just shy of 14 mm high. Given the traditional Portugieser design of a wide dial and narrow bezel, the size of the watch is particularly pronounced.
As is traditional with the Laureus edition, the Replica Watch dial is a deep, metallic blue with ample space for the two chronograph registers as well as the power reserve display at nine.
The other traditional Laureus feature is the case back engraving that reproduces a drawing selected from submissions to an annual contest organised by Fake IWC.
Unveiled in 1998, the original Replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph ref. 3714 had a surprisingly long life, managing to be a bestseller for 22 years – and a lucrative franchise for IWC.
Now it has finally been replaced by the new Portugieser Chronograph ref. 3716 that looks almost identical, but is powered by a proprietary movement.
Now the ref. 3716 joins the regular collection, IWC Replica with steel or 18k rose gold case, as well as all of the dial variants that were offered for the outgoing ref. 3714.
That means the quintessential Portugieser Chronograph in steel matched a silver dial, gold numerals and gold hands is still available.
The new IWC Portugieser Chronograph Replica is slightly larger than the original, but the differences are so slight that they are not apparent at all. The new model is 41 mm in diameter and 13.1 mm high, compared to 40.9 mm by 12.6 mm for the original.
Fake IWC labels the cal. 69355 in-house, but the movement is part of the 69000 family, which incorporates some basic components of the Valjoux 7750, most notably the going train and barrel.