For over 20 years, the IWC Replica Portugieser Chronograph has been an elegantly sporty cornerstone to IWC’s product lineup. For the majority of that time, however, the average Portugieser Chronograph model has been powered by a modified version of a readily available caliber from Valjoux or Sellita.
While in-house movements have been available in limited edition or high-end IWC Replica Watch models before, for 2020 the brand has added some serious value to the model line in the form of the Caliber 69355 automatic power-plant.
Visually, this new series of models is nearly unchanged from the classic Portugieser look with a IWC Replica 41mm case sporting simple lines and broad-shouldered lugs. Around back, the new models differentiate themselves with a sapphire display back, showcasing the new Caliber 69355 and its solid array of decorations.
The Portugieser formula also remains intact on the dial, where the leaf hands, airy spacious dial surface, and signature cut-off applied numerals at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock are available in white, sunburst blue, or charcoal gray. Standout variants include the iconic nautical-inspired white dial with blue hands and applied numerals, as well as the darkly handsome gray dial with gold hands and numerals.
All six of the new Reference 3716 Fake IWC Watches models are fitted with luxe alligator leather straps, colored to accent the dial styles in shades of navy, black, and deep mahogany brown.
With a height of 12.6mm, the case is also pleasantly thin for an automatic chronograph, and while not especially compact on paper – 47mm lug-to-lug – the shape of the case is comfortable and well-balanced, even on smaller wrists.
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3714 is water-resistant to 30 metres only. Considering the nautical inspiration, Fake IWC should improve the water-resistance to 100 metres – for more versatility.
The main hands – hours and minutes – are leaf-shaped and offer a great contrast to the silvery-white dial. The Replica Watchesexecution is, once again, precise and refined. The other hands are more simple in design, especially the extremely thin central chronograph hand. Yet, reading elapsed times remains easy.
Portugieser Created in 18-karat 5N rose gold, the US Replica Watches, with silver-plated dial carrying F.A. Jones’ signature at 3:00, is powered by the IWC hand-wound 98900 caliber with 54 hours of power reserve.
The IWC Replica movement is visible via a sapphire case back, and carries the “D.H. Craig USA” insignia — a reflection of the first Jones 2N Pattern H caliber, wherein Jones honored his uncle, Daniel Hastings Craig.
The new 43mm fake watchfeatures a one-minute tourbillon is positioned at 9:00 and there is a subsidiary seconds dial at 6:00 for harmonious balance. The watch is finished with a hand-made Santoni leather strap. The watch, available this month, is water resistant to 30 meters and will only be sold at IWC boutiques in New York and Los Angeles.