IWC the year of the Portugieser

IWC Replica added 21 new references to its Portugieser series, with a special emphasis on the new 40 mm size for automatic winding, as well as a new version of 42 mm automatic winding, chronograph and perpetual calendar. With three chronographs and the first tide indicator, plus two tourbillons, a new yacht club can be added to them.

Fake IWC Watch is a new 40mm case, which is the ideal size for this elegant, clean and balanced watch. One of its features is the recovery of the second hand at 6 o’clock.

The two new 42 mm models use the usual small seconds and power reserve indicators, located at opposite positions at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively. One of them, with a red gold case and blue dial, incorporates design details inspired by a boutique version inspired by the underwater world. The second reference is stainless steel with a striking Burgundy dial.

Both IWC Portugieser Replica are powered by calibre 52610. Their unique Pellaton winding system has zirconia ceramic components, while the two barrels have an amazing power reserve of 7 days.

IWC showed three new versions of the Portuguese Replica Watches. Two new models, one with a burgundy dial, the other with a green dial, and a premium version with a gold case and blue dial. The stainless steel or gold case measures 41 mm and protects the double composite dial.

Substantial IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 Replica

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.

Unusual eternity

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 the IWC 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.

A Hands-On Review of the Replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph

The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Replica has enjoyed strong popularity for many years and is one of IWC’s bestselling models. No one could have possibly predicted this success when the Portugieser’s history began in 1939. IWC responded by filling a 41.5-mm-diameter steel case with Caliber 74H4, which was originally used in pocketwatches and is more than 38 mm in diameter.

This hand-wound wristwatch was given a neatly designed dial with a railway-style minutes circle, Arabic numerals and a subdial for the seconds at 6 o’clock. In an era when gents preferred to wear small and elegant wristwatches, the IWC Replica must have looked like a gigantic measuring instrument strapped to its wearer’s wrist.

When this caliber debuted at the turn of the millennium, its diameter of 38.2 mm made it the world’s largest automatic movement. This was a courageous step because this caliber would never have fit into a smaller Fake watch. If the trend for large wristwatches had reversed itself, the big movement would have been useless. But history took a different turn, and the Portugieser was a big success.

With a diameter of 41 mm, the Portugieser Chronograph is nonetheless 1 mm smaller than the IWC Replica Portugieser Automatic. This size was formerly considered to be large, but nowadays 41 mm is a normal size for a wristwatch with a built-in stop-seconds function.

To achieve the desired arrangement with the small seconds at the dial’s South Pole, the elapsed-hours counter had to be removed and replaced by a mechanism for the continually running seconds. Such modifications in movements have long been standard procedure at Copy IWC.