IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition ‘Chinese New Year’

The IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition “Chinese New Year.” The Automatic 40 is the entry point to the brand’s more formal Portugieser collection and is the cleanest and simplest time-only version. The line is normally available with more white, blue, or green dials. Originally a 2020 release, the Portugieser 40 line features a classic dress watch dial layout with small seconds at 6. Further classic elements include leaf-shaped hands, a vintage-style typeface for the hour numerals, and a railroad minute track.

The IWC Replica Swiss Made pairs this with a matching color calfskin leather strap on a deployant buckle, and also includes a more versatile black strap. At 40mm-wide and 12.3mm-thick, with 30m of water resistance, the case shares the same dimensions and specs as the standard models. This makes it the smallest model in the Portugieser line, but it appears larger due to the large dial and thin bezel. It is also thicker than some traditional dress watches, but it should still tuck under a cuff. Its case is rendered in fully polished stainless steel, but the hands and indices are gold-plated. It also features a domed sapphire crystal that is anti-reflective on both sides like the other models.

It is constructed from 190 components and oscillates at 28,800 vph. AAA IWC Replica Watches proprietary Pelaton winding system rotates on durable ceramic components to efficiently wind the movement, providing 60 hours of power reserve. In this new version, that winding is achieved with a unique rotor visible through a transparent sapphire caseback. The rotor is gold-plated and cast in the form of a rabbit to commemorate the year.

As in other areas of fashion, the watch world goes through color cycles. In recent years, we’ve seen blue, and then Best IWC Replica Watches green dials become very popular. More recently we’ve been seeing colors trending toward the other end of the spectrum, with deep reds and purple becoming more prevalent, as well as a number of brands releasing pink dials. Whether or not you celebrate the Chinese New Year, this deep red dial color is an attractive addition to the model line.

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The IWC Replica Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph (ref. IW3940) and Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon (ref. IW5045).

Both timepieces use tourbillon movements and offer a retrograde chronograph and perpetual calendar, respectively. The references are available in limited quantities in rose gold and platinum, each produced with either a familiar silver or blue dial.

The Best IWC Replica has a 45-mm Portugieser case, with curved lugs and a relatively large crown. The dial’s outer edge features a railroad minute track recalling the marine chronometers that originally inspired the series, while applied Arabic numerals decorate most hour positions. Each of the dial’s four sectors hosts a different feature.

The right-hand side features an analog date indicator as well as a display for the impressive 7-day power reserve. Opposite this we find a 9 o’clock analog day indicator, with Copy IWC Watch branding at its center and a display for the year slightly below it brushing the 8 o’clock mark. Toward the bottom is an analog month indicator as well as the moon-phase, while the top is dedicated to showcasing the large aperture for the watch’s namesake tourbillon. Passing over the dial are two leaf hands for the hours and minutes.

This array of functions is powered by the Replica IWC Caliber 51950, an automatic movement with a gold oscillating rotor, visible via a sapphire caseback. Both the blue-dial and silver-dial versions of the watch are secured to the wrist via a blue alligator leather strap by Santoni.

Inside the new Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph is the IWC caliber 89900, made in-house by the brand. Like the movement powering its perpetual calendar-equipped sibling, this watch’s automatic mechanism features a gold oscillating weight, though it offers a smaller power reserve of 68 hours.

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The IWC Replica newcomer’s case has been given a sapphire back and its dial boasts lacquered numerals; the standard model has applied numerals. The two watches are very similar in all other aspects, including their dimensions and proportions.

The Replica Portugieser Chronograph has enjoyed strong popularity for many years and is one of IWC’s bestselling models.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 Copy 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.

Its satin-finished sides contrast attractively with the polished mushroom-shaped push-pieces and with the polished bezel, which widens upward. But the primary focus of the IWC Portugieser Replica styling is its dial. The bezel is narrow so nothing can distract from the elementary function of displaying the time. Sleek simplicity is the ideal solution here.