The IWC Portugieser Replica With Stainless Steel Bracelet

The IWC Portugieser fake watch was recently treated to upgraded internals in the form of the classic column-wheel 69355 caliber, so a bracelet to match seems like the final step in the evolution of the model which is now inching towards three decades of existence.

Good things take time, and there’s certainly something to be said about the small changes made over the lifespan of the IWC Replica that make it what it is today – bracelet and all.

Any bracelet would give the watch a more sporty personality, but the bracelet that IWC has chosen for the Fake Portugieser Chronograph lends a particularly rugged aesthetic to the watch, which was originally designed for navigation tasks.

It’s always been a capable wristwatch with the horological chops to back it up, but now, with a bracelet, it finally looks the part in a way that it never has before.