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’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.