IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatic IW371446 Copy Watch
Series: IWC Portugieser Copy
Movement: Automatic Mechanical
Case Material: Steel
Diameter: 40.9 mm
Dial Color: Silver
Strap Material: Leather
IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3714 has become the most sought-after, the most recognisable, and certainly the best-selling model in the Portugieser family since its debut in 1998. IWC Portugieser was introduced in 1939, under the reference 325, after two Portuguese businessmen – Rodrigues and Teixeira – paid a visit to the IWC manufacture in Schaffhausen with an unusual request. More replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph.
Copy IWC Portugieser Chronograph is clean, discreet and rigorous, honouring concepts that prevailed in the original mission of the Portugieser. A clean dial, a design focussed on legibility and, overall, a functional watch. Today, the 3714 is available in six different versions – 4 in steel with silver/gold dial, silver/blue dial, black/rhodium dial, blue/rhodium dial and 2 in pink gold with a slate-coloured dial or silver/gold dial.
The case of the replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph is exactly the same as the case of the watch launched 20 years ago. With a case that measures “only” 40.9mm – referring to the diameter of the case itself, not the bezel. Other features are a convex sapphire crystal (with an efficient anti-reflective coating on both sides of the crystal), a non-screwed crown that is large enough to be comfortably manipulated, and short, wide mushroom-like chronograph pushers – easy to operate but rather stiff when pressing them, as always with Valjoux-powered watches.
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3714 copy only features two sub-counters and dispenses with the date window to offer a balanced and sleek dial, with all indications positioned on the 12-to-6 o’clock axis – which is, in fact, a reference to old marine chronometers (with a small second at 6 o’clock and a power reserve at 12 o’clock). Apart from these two sub-registers, the dial of the 3714 pays tribute to the early Portugieser models, with its Arabic numerals, its leaf-shaped hands and the absence of any superfluous features. Certainly, there’s a bit of literature on the dial – logo at 3 o’clock and “Chronograph Automatic” at 9 o’clock.
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatic IW371446 Copy Watch, all the indices, numerals and hands are blue. Then again, depending on the ambient light, they change from almost black to a bright, intense blue shade. The main hands – hours and minutes – are leaf-shaped and offer a great contrast to the silvery-white dial. The execution is, once again, precise and refined. The other hands are more simple in design, especially the extremely thin central chronograph hand. The Arabic numerals, a signature element of the Portugieser collection, are present here, slightly raised above the main plate of the dial. They offer a satisfying sensation of depth and animate the dial.