TheIWC Portugieser Chronograph Replica has enjoyed strong popularity for many years and is one of IWC’s bestselling models.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 Portugieser must have looked like a gigantic measuring instrument strapped to its wearer’s wrist.
With a diameter of 41 mm, the AAA Portugieser Replica Watch is nonetheless 1 mm smaller than the 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.
This caliber was designed to display the continually running seconds on a subdial at 9 o’clock. 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 IWC Replica Watches.
If there is a complication, especially if it has become very popular in recent years, it is the annual calendar. This is also well-founded because it provides almost all theIWC Replica Watches advantages of the perpetual calendar, the only exception being that you have to manually adjust the date at the end of February.
The reason why this watch is impressive is related to the size. Originally, IWC Portugieser Copy Watch US was launched in the late 1930s in response to requests from two Portuguese gentlemen who wanted a watch with a nautical chronometer accuracy.
The other side of the Replica Watch is also pleasing to the eye. The glass bottom cover here shows all the glory of the 52850 movement. Due to the large diameter of the movement, the case can be well filled. Thanks to the two barrels, the Portugieser calendar has a power reserve of 7 days.
This Replica Watch features a Pellaton pawl winding system for improved winding efficiency and a beautiful rotor. The dial proudly states that the watch is the company’s motto “Probus Scafusia” since 1903, meaning “Schaffhausen’s Good, solid craftsmanship” is definitely the case with the Portuguese calendar.
The 46.2mm size is reassuringly ample for those who seek out the Big Pilot’s edition from Copy Watch US. The design elements will also be familiar, with the same easy and clear to read cockpit instrumentation style layout on the dial.
The “Right-hander” is much more practical to operate for those who wear their watch on the right wrist. Given that almost 40 percent of pilots are thought to be left-handed, and therefore wear their watches on the right, it is perhaps a fitting development for this IWC Replica line, which has such a rich history in the field of aviation.
Thestainless-steel copy watch has a date display at 6 o’clock with two subdials. The hacking small seconds subdial is at 3 o’ clock while the 7-day power reserve indicator is at 9 o’clock.The slate gray colored dial also features luminescent indices and hands with guaranteed optimum legibility, whether at night or in poor conditions of poor visibility.