The IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic Replica, launched in 2013, is the third chronograph to join the prestigious Portugieser collection, which was established in the 1930s and derived its name from the Portuguese businessmen whose special request for a wristwatch as precise as a marine chronometer inspired its creation. The updates from that 2013 model are subtle but significant: the new railway track chapter ring, now minus the subdivisions for the seconds, looks cleaner than its predecessor, and the new convex sapphire crystal over the IWC Replica Swiss Made dial adds to the overall elegant silhouette of the watch.
The watch, like its predecessor, is powered by the Fake IWC Watches in-house Caliber 89361, with automatic winding, a power reserve of 68 hours, and an integrated chronograph with a flyback function, along with small hacking seconds and a date display. The chronograph readout on the dial is designed for maximum legibility: elapsed hours and minutes are displayed together on the subdial at 12 o’clock. The 6 o’clock subdial displays the running seconds, and the date is in a window at 3 o’clock. The case measures 42 mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
IWC Knockoff Watches is offering three versions of the redesigned Portugieser Chronograph Classic: one in an 18k rose gold case and silver-plated dial, with golden hands and appliqués, on a brown alligator leather strap; and two models in stainless steel cases with black alligator straps. One has a silver-plated dial with blued hands and appliqués, while the other has a midnight blue dial and rhodium plated hands and appliqués.
The IWC Pilot’s Replica Watches tobacco brown dial, gold-plated hands, and brown calfskin strap match handsomely to the case and are meant to recall the pilot suits from the days when Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took to the skies and wrote about his aerial adventures in classics such as The Little Prince and Night Flight. A stylized “A” underneath the Annual Calendar indicator offers a nice nod to the French pilot and author’s initial. The seven-day power reserve comes courtesy of the IWC Replica Swiss Made in-house Caliber 52850 that includes a Pellaton winding system with parts made from long-lasting ceramic.
The Big Pilot’s AAA Replica Watch Heritage is the latest in the trend of watch marques pouring through their archives and bringing a fan favorite back to life with slight adjustments for modern sensibilities. This time around, a Big Pilot Watch from the 1940s — the Caliber 52 T.S.C., to be exact— makes its return with two different makeovers: one in titanium and one in bronze, both with a black dial, blue hands coated in lume, and a seven-day power reserve at 3 o’clock. The in-house-produced 52110 caliber provides the automatic heartbeat inside the watch and features côtes de Genève and perlage finishing.
Last but not least, the Fake Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Heritage is offered in a titanium case for the first time. The titanium structure will provide a much lighter feel on the wrist compared to previous Mark XVIII iterations, which have come in materials such as stainless steel and ceramic. Although it doesn’t boast an in-house movement like the other two models, the Mark XVIII Heritage offers a more affordable price point for collectors and a still very respectable 42-hour power reserve. Another positive? Like Mark XVIII models in the past, the Heritage edition comes in at a wearable 40 mm.