Let’s start with a brief historical reminder. The original 1:1 fake IWC Portugieser was born in the 1930s, following the request of two Portuguese merchants (named Rodrigues and Teixeira), who wanted the precision of IWC’s deck clocks in wristwatch format for sailing. But that’s not what really matters here. The other significant moment in the life of this emblematic watch occurred during the late 1990s. First, the brand (under the guidance of Günter Blümlein) released the all-important reference 3712, with a doppelchronograph movement created by Richard Habring. In 1998, three years after the introduction of the Chronograph Rattrapante, AAA quality replica IWC UK launched a classic automatic chronograph edition, the reference IW3714. The design was identical; only the movement changed.
The beauty of the perfect fake IWC Portugieser Chronograph lies in its timeless nautical look, with sleek lines and the minimal bezel surrounding an oversized dial. It’s clean, simple, and casual, with just the right dose of elegance. A watch that has changed in decades and that still looks superb. The only evolution that can be reported throughout its life occurred in 2020 when luxury super clone IWC launched the reference IW3716. Design-wise, almost nothing changed. Mechanically, it was time for a new proprietary movement with various upgrades.
As for the steel version of the cheap replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph, four main models have long been available: the all-time classic silver dial with golden accents; the nautical-inspired silver dial with blue accents; a black dial with rhodium-plated accents; and a blue dial with rhodium-plated accents. If I am honest, I’ve always thought that the silver/blue edition was not only the most relevant in this nautical context but also the best-looking of them all. I’m slightly biased since I own the high quality fake IW3714 with this dial myself… And there wasn’t a single edition to change my mind, up until this summer, and the launch of a new model, still with a light-coloured dial and blue accents… However, some small updates to the dial colours and finishing, as well as a new strap, undoubtedly brought a fresh look.
Known as the Swiss movement replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph Blue Panda edition, this watch seems, at first sight, to just introduce a new colour on the sub-dials. Wrong… There’s more to it. I know I’m getting slightly enthusiastic here, and objectively there are not that many differences to report, but I have such affection for the Portugieser Chronograph that it does matter to me.
The basics for this new Portugieser Chronograph Blue Panda are the same as all previous editions of the AAA quality fake IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3716. The case is steel, brushed and polished, 41mm in diameter with a 13mm height, and a design that is familiar to most watch enthusiasts – the Portugieser is a watch that most watch nerds know about. This means a classic central case topped by an inverted conical bezel and large pump chronograph pushers. It’s neat and sleek and makes for a very compelling super clone watches online. The only complaint could be its limited 30m water-resistance.
Overall, I know we’re talking about minimal updates… But sometimes, small changes can make a huge difference, and in the case of this IWC Portugieser Chronograph IW371620 replica for sale, this new dial and strap combo is, in my books, marks the best edition of this emblematic copy watch to date. The model is now available and priced at EUR 8,950 (the same price as other steel editions).