IWC’s best-selling classics made of exotic materials are produced in very small quantities-and incorporate nerd, collector-oriented details. Replaced by the IWC pilot’s Replica watch version “black carbon”, it quietly debuted and delivered to customers, and almost did not attract people’s attention worldwide.
Fake IWC Big Pilot Black Carbon is the first Big Pilot to use a carbon fiber composite case. Its black dial with gray hands and marks can replicate the color of the composite case. The red accent on the power reserve indicator and the second hand makes it lively.
Although the fish scale crown looks insignificant, it is precious to IWC Replica enthusiasts and is an unforgettable element in the 20th century history of IWC-many collectors regard it as the golden age.
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Now it has finally been replaced by the new Portugieser Chronograph ref. 3716 that looks almost identical, but is powered by a proprietary movement.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.