Since its debut in 1998, the Replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph Ref. 3714 has become the most sought-after, the most recognisable.
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.