IWC Replica – Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante, two new Boutique Editions

IWC is launching two new Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante replica-edition watches.

IWC Ref. IW371216 with a stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial and black alligator leather strap, with a stainless-steel case, blue dial and blue alligator leather strap.

The display on these models is based on the original design of the IWC Replica Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante from 1995.

The engravings on the back of the watches show icons or landmarks from the respective cities. All three timepieces are driven by a hand-wound 76240-calibre movement with a power reserve of 44 hours.

In addition to the capabilities of a pure chronograph, the double chronograph also features a split-seconds mechanism. On starting the AAA Replica Watch, two centrally rotating stopwatch hands – mounted one above the other – are set in motion.

An additional push-button at 10 o’clock is used to stop the upper hand, while the lower hand continues to move until the regular stop button at 2 o’clock is pushed. This enables two short periods of time to be measured simultaneously.

When the rattrapante push button is activated a second time, the IWC Fake Watches split-seconds hand is brought into renewed synchrony with the chronograph hand – irrespective of whether this has been stopped or is still moving.

AAA Copy IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3716

The first generation of the AAA Portugieser Chronograph Replica was launched three years after the Portugieser Rattrapante chronograph was launched in 1995. 3714 combines a simple appearance, excellent size and affordable price. Not surprisingly, it is very popular and has been selling well for more than 20 years.

The new Portuguese 3716 Replica Watch is essentially a reference. 3714 has an excellent internal movement. If you like the original movie, you will definitely like ref. 3716.

For those who like styles but want new things, reference. 3716 can provide fashionable new colors. The Swiss IWC Fake Watch in stainless steel or 18k rose gold in the lineup, including classic stainless steel cases and classic Portuguese digital chronographs.

The lineup also includes several eye-catching new colors for the steel model, namely metallic green, burgundy or blue. Although green and burgundy are far from the traditional Portuguese appearance, it is for this reason that they become interesting. The IWC Replica gold and silver dial is a classic, but the production time has been so long that the appearance is too ordinary.

The Portuguese design is simple, but surprisingly unique. The Copy Watches dial is characterized by Arabic numerals, dot track and a spacious but symmetrical layout. Matched with the narrow bezel, the result is a recognizable and pleasant appearance, but also versatile, from original chronographs to chronographs.

AAA IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Replica Watch

AAA IWC Replica was one of the stars of that revival, a highly technical yet niche brand that appealed to true watch nerds. Everything it did then became the foundations for its modern day success – literally, with the brand still relying on the complications invented then.

Even with the added complications, all the variants of the original IWC Da Vinci Replica retained the same 39 mm case of 1985. Not only was it too small for contemporary tastes by the late 1990s, the thickness of the case made gave it a burger-like profile.

The upsized models did not just get a new case and crystal, but are also set apart by a different dial that has large Arabic numerals and wide, lance-shaped hands hands. While doubtlessly an attempt to modernise the old-school IWC Fake Watch dial, the redesigned dial lost the elegant simplicity of the original, and ironically appears more cluttered, even though the calendar sub-dials were streamlined.

But the focus of this story is the Da Vinci Tourbillon Replica Watches, unveiled in 1999 to mark the new millennium – and fortunately fitted with the original Da Vinci dial.

Hand-wound movements bring the wearer a little closer to the life inside a watch, and are naturally more traditional. Being hand-wound elevates the Charming Fake Watches to a slightly more refined realm of complications, despite the humble base movement.