Rose Gold IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date Replica Watch in Cheap Price

Rose Gold IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date Replica Watch in Cheap Price

IWC has recently revealed a nice addition to its splendid IWC Portofino Big Date replica range of oversized timekeepers. Always conservative in its approach, extremely reluctant when it comes to evolving its design language.

Still, even despite its overwhelming visual similarity to the model 5101, this is definitely not a ‘clone’ of the older model that was simply refreshed here and there.

Since modification was not a major one, the mechanism is still built on the same 30 jewels, beats at a pretty much standard frequency of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour and offers a very impressive power reserve of 192 hours (whole eight days!)

The first of all, the watch is equipped with a different movement. Belonging to the same 59000 family, the new Caliber 59230 with its oversized bridges and finely executed vertical Geneva Stripes still looks like it was designed to be inserted in a much larger pocket watch.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date watch replica
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date watch replica

Also, the body of the rose gold IWC Portofino copy watch, which is currently available in 18-carat rose and white gold, is, too, slightly larger than that of the 2011 model sporting impressive 45 millimeters in diameter. Although the size of this thing will probably make it unsuitable to a great deal of enthusiasts, it still really nicely reiterates the Portofino‘s reliance with pocket watches of the past (the legend says that the first watch in their legendary Portuguese family was actually a real pocket timekeeper that was modified by IWC to be worn on a wrist, not inside a pocket.)

The Swiss watchmaker again brings us a watch that features all the elements that we loved so much in their 2011 IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Caliber 59210 (Ref. 5101) model with only one change: the new IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date Boutique Edition (Refs. IW516102 / IW516101) has the simple calendar display replaced with a lot more appealing Big Date indicator.

As usual, the Portofino Big Date features a very clean, easily readable dial with only five indicators: hours and minutes (represented by a pair of leaf-shaped hands plated either in gold or in rhodium available with rose gold and white gold versions respectively), a small seconds indicator at 6 hours, a power reserve display between 8 and 9 o’clock, and, of course, the aforementioned Big Date display at 12 hours. By the way, although the dial looks great, I am not really sure about the combination of Roman “XII” hour marker with Arabic date display. Not that it is a design mistake, they just don’t match as seamlessly as you would expect from a watch of this pedigree.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date watch replica
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date watch replica

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date Boutique Edition watch specification

Price: $22,000 (MSRP)
Movement: Manual, IWC in-house caliber 59230, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 30
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 192 hours (8 days)
Movement decoration: Vertical Geneva Stripes
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, big date, power reserve indicator
Case material: 18-carat gold (white or rose)
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 45.00 mm
Case height: 13.00 mm
Lug width: No data
Dial: Silver-plated / Slate-plated
Numerals: Roman
Hour markers: Gold-plated / Rhodium-plated
Hands: Leaf-shaped
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Black or brown Santoni alligator leather strap with pin buckle in 18-carat gold (matching case)
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Sapphire

With a street price of approximately $22,000 (it will depend on your local taxes and other factors when the watch finally hits a store near you,) this is surely an expensive little gadget. However, I dare say that this Portofino Big Date doesn’t seem to be priced above the market with its massive gold case and a refined movement.

It is reported that the watch will be available only through IWC watch replica’s own chain of boutiques, which is a pity, since there are not so many of them in smaller countries, especially in Eastern Europe and Far East.

Presenting The Amazing Fake IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon Watch

The IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon replica watch is a timepiece which took 10 years to bring to fruition which includes a constant force-escapement. However, is it a podium winner? Subsequently, the mainspring unwinds and transfers energy via the teeth on the barrel cover to the balance wheel.

 

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

Whilst winding a wristwatch, energy is imparted to the mainspring. As it becomes increasingly tensioned, greater energy is stored within the spring barrel.

IWC are engineers at heart, exampled by their recent engineering partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. It was therefore inevitable that the most accomplished watchmakers, based at IWC Schaffhausen, would be tasked with addressing this age old problem.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

The result is a timepiece which took 10 years to bring to fruition which includes a constant force-escapement. Furthermore, IWC chose to combine it with one of the most complex of horological complications, the tourbillon. The outcome is the best quality fake IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon. However, is it a podium winner?

The dial

The first thing to note is the unusual appearance of the dial. Three subdials impart information to the fortunate wearer.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

Close examination reveals detail which quite simply is amazing. It shows moon phases for both northern and southern hemispheres. It does not resemble a typical moon-phase. Look closely and you will see small craters represented on the moons displayed.At 1 o’clock, a moon-phase indicator is located. This comely creation was the result of employing a “special 3-D laser technique”. The resultant presentation is stunningly sublime.

Framing this subdial is a scale showing the number of days remaining before the next full moon, shown for each of the respective hemispheres.

This watch replica employs a retrograde display employing a triangular index. Aesthetic considerations are never forgotten, hence the black connecting bridge ensures the central IWC nomenclature is perfectly horizontal and never obscured. It shows the amount of stored energy held in the twin barrels, counting down and expressed in hours.At 4 o’clock, a power indicator resides, however, this does not present information in the “normal” way. That would be too straightforward.

The tourbillon revolves around its axis every 60 seconds. Its frame is larger than the two aforementioned subdials, emphasising its greater importance.At 9 o’clock, the tourbillon cage is presented. The edge of the toubillon bridge is marked with a combination of Arabic numerals and white strokes. Subsidiary seconds are displayed courtesy of a black seconds hand tipped with a white equilateral triangle.

This watch replica will suit those with an inquiring mind for all things mechanical. As you look within the movement you will see the gold-coloured Glucydur beryllium balance with its high precision adjustment cam on the balance arms.

The central area of the dial is decorated with a number of letter “I”s, representing the name of the watch, “Ingenieur”. The depiction in relief is wonderful and proffers much eye appeal.

They are open-worked near their fulcrum and lined with white luminous centres.Finally, the dial ensemble is successfully completed with black hour and minute hands. They pleasingly contrast with the Arabic numerals and simple batons used to impart the hours.

After 48 hours has elapsed the second hand moves in integers of one-fifth of a second, typical of a watch replica with a frequency of 18,00 vph (2.5Hz). During the first 48 hours, the constant-force is provided and the amplitude of the balance is virtually constant.In the first 48 hours of the mainsprings being fully wound, the subsidiary seconds hand moves in distinct one-second steps, similar to a dead-beat seconds hand.

The case

Formula One has become a haven of space-age technology, exampled with the innovative lightweight materials seen on the starting grid. Titanium and ceramic are two materials which will feature on the modern-day silver arrows cars driven by Rosberg and Hamilton in the pursuit of podium glory.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

 

The reverse of the watch replica is equally attractive. A sapphire caseback reveals an awe-inspiring spectacle. The satin-brushed and sandblasted bridges provide a unique appearance. They titillate the wearer with a partial view of the snailed gear wheels and some of the 43 jewels employed. Indeed, the view of the movement acts as a metaphor for high performance engineering typically found powering the cars of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

In the case of this model, the bezel, caseband and caseback are brought together in steadfast union with five titanium screws, each complemented with ceramic heads. The appearance, whilst utterly modern, does pays due reverence to the iconic Ingenieur SL conceived by the late design genius Gèrald Genta.

The 46mm diameter case brings together one of the most noblest of precious metals, platinum, combined with neoteric ceramic. Whilst platinum is not famed for being lightweight, quite the contrary, the resultant appearance is exceedingly handsome.

The use of platinum extends to the pin buckle adorning the black alligator strap. Every aspect of this timepiece is distilled to a matchless standard.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

The movement

Much has already been said about the Calibre 94800 earlier in this article. However, an aspect which needs to be discussed is the investment and resources necessary to bring this watch replica to market.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

 

If you appraise the cars which have graced the Formula One grid over the years, there has been much technology transfer from the race track to the road car. Cars have become more reliable, safer, comfortable and increasingly environmentally efficient. This “trickle-down” of knowledge into cars driven by the family man, has benefited the car-buying public and society at large.

By pushing the performance envelope of haute horology, much of the know-how acquired by IWC in producing this watch replica will improve their more accessible products. This is no bad thing for those of us, who choose to indulge our desire for new watches.

Few companies will have the necessary means to develop and engineer a movement of this quality. It is a brave company who embarks on a ten year journey to create a unique movement such as the Calibre 94800.

In all honesty, there is a limited number of potential customers who have the necessary six-figure budget to secure this timepiece. Some may argue it is of little consequence to the typical purchaser of a two-handed IWC attracting a four-figure price tag. However, I would vehemently disagree.

Conclusion

The very nature of this watch replica means it will prove financially elusive for many. Indeed, you are unlikely to see them adorning the wrist of everyone at your local golf club. However, this is not the point.

In creating Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon, IWC have showcased their watchmaking prowess and demonstrated that they are a front runner in the pursuit of championship winning glory.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

 

One thing is certain, this timepiece is a tour de force which certainly deserves much respect and praise.

Technical Specification

  • Model: IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon
  • Reference: IW590001
  • Case: Platinum and ceramic; diameter 46.00 mm; height 14.00mm, water resistant to 12 bar (120 metres); sapphire crystal to front and caseback.
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; subsidiary seconds; moon-phase indicator (northern & southern hemispheres); retrograde power-reserve indicator; tourbillon, constant-force escapement.
  • Movement: Calibre 94800, hand-wound; frequency 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz); 43 jewels; power reserve 96 hours.
  • Strap: Black alligator leather strap with platinum pin buckle.

The engineering partnership with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team may well prove to be an inspired move, with much know-how being shared for the good of race-fans and IWC watch replica lovers alike.

Speaking With The Blue IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Le Petit Prince Watch IW371807

A king who rules over a fictitious realm, a businessman who believes he owns the stars, a geographer who never leaves his desk: having abandoned his own tiny asteroid in search of a friend, the little prince meets various inhabitants of other planets who lead strange lives. IWC Schaffhausen has taken this journey through the universe from Antoine de Saint-Exupérys “The Little Prince” as a reason to crown the new fake IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW371807) with an enchanting mechanism.The Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” is supplied with a matte brown calfskin strap with decorative beige stitching.

Speaking With The Blue IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Le Petit Prince Watch IW371807
Speaking With The Blue IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Le Petit Prince Watch IW371807

PILOT’S WATCH DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH EDITION “LE PETIT PRINCE”. © IWC

The chronograph split-seconds hand complication is now licensed to fly in the Pilot’s Watch special edition “Le Petit Prince”. Also known as a double chronograph, this mechanism has two stopwatch seconds hands mounted one on top of the other which allow the owner to reliably record intermediate times, even withinthe same minute. The Pilot’s copy Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince”  is a fascinating variant that combines all the features of a watch designed for flying with an additional poetic element. Its functions include automatic winding, the time of day, date, weekday in the form of a jumping star display, small hacking seconds, chronograph with aggregate time recording up to 12 hours, split-secondsfunction, sapphire glass with antireflective coating on both sides which is secured against drops in pressure, as well as the soft-iron inner case found in IWC’s Pilot’s Watches as protection against magnetic fields. The midnight blue dial underscores the watch’s sporty yet elegant character while the Super-LumiNova®* coating on the hands and appliquésguarantees excellent legibility, even in the dark. The engraving on the case back makes it clear that only 1,000 examples of the watch will be made.

The midnight blue dial with its characteristic cockpit design has a surprising feature: a jumping star display is arranged inside the faint line of the circle at its centre. Each day of the week, this captivating day display lights up a different star in glittering gold. However, the change does not take place in any particular order: the gleaming golden star appears appears to jump at random between the seven different positions on the dial. The stars punched out on the dial symbolize the planets visited by the little prince. They are also engraved in the same order on the back of the Blue Dial IWC IW371807 copy watch, to – gether with the name of their inhabitants: the king, the vain man, the drunkard, the businessman, the lamplighter, the geographer and finally the rose. We also find a playful indication of where the little boy with the wheaten hair happens to be at the moment, as well as a portrait of the prince himself, on the reverse side of the case. Incidentally, the owner of the watch decides which star on the dial is illuminated on which day of the week by using the crown to make the golden star jump to another position.

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” Copy Watch Ref. IW390216

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” Copy Watch Ref. IW390216

In October 2014, seven teams of the best sailors in the world set sail on the world’s toughest yacht-racing challenge covering a distance of nearly 39,000 miles, or 71,745 kilometres, around the globe. IWC, returning for a second edition as IWC Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race and sponsor of the ADOR team, provided each member of the latter with a replica IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” (Ref. IW390216).In an allusion to extreme sailing, the 360-degree rotor is modelled on a ship’s wheel and is visible through the sapphire-glass case back. Engraved on the outer ring of the back cover is “Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Ocean Racer • One Out of 1000”. The timepiece is housed in a stainless-steel case and supplied with a black rubber strap featuring an alligator leather inlay.

The new owner of the watch will be part of the festivities, participate in a sailing session on board Azzam, the ADOR boat, witness the in-port race and have the opportunity to speak with the ADOR sailing team and IWC representatives. Those interested in bidding for the IWC IW390216 copy watch can sign up to participate in the auction via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. With the auction, IWC is strengthening its long-term commitment to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, to which the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer is donating the entire proceeds from the auction to help support children and young people in need across the globe.

In support of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, IWC will exclusively auction off the watch which two-time Olympic silver medallist and Skipper of the ADOR team, Ian Walker, was wearing during the sailing odyssey, which comes to a close on 27 June 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The auction is conducted by the online fundraising platform CharityStars until 23 June 2015 on their website www.farLeftwatch.org. The auction package includes the watch worn by Skipper Ian Walker and an invitation to the grand finale of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15 in Gothenburg.

PORTUGUESE YACHT CLUB CHRONOGRAPH “OCEAN RACER” (REF. IW390216). ©IWC

The top quality fake IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” is the second Yacht Club model dedicated to the partnership between IWC and the Volvo Ocean Race and is available in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. Featuring the IWC-manufactured 89361- calibre movement, the timepiece has one of the most modern and robust chronograph movements available, featuring a flyback function and aggregate timing of up to 12 hours shown on an analogue display with two hands in a subdial. It is water-resistant to 6 bar and is the only Portuguese model with crown protection as well as luminescent hands and indices.

Replica IWC Aquatimer Watch Review by Replica Watch Report

Here, Pugwash gives us a great review and some nice pics of the replica IWC Aquatimer replica watch. This piece comes from  but she let us repost here – thanks Pugwash!

So I got this IWC Auquatimer 2000 copy watch from Precious Time – from the UK. He’s a great source and if you want one by the time you’re done reading here, I’m sure he’d be happy to oblige.

Replica IWC Aquatimer

Back in ’97 IWC pulled out the diver’s favorite Ocean 2000 from their collection and put in the Aquatimer 2000 GST. It was a bit bigger – 42mm in diameter, and featured the same movement – the 2892. The piece was also pretty thick – 14.5mm, but that’s not unusual for a diver’s watch, particularly one that’s meant to survive 2000 meters depth and force. Coming in titanium and stainless steel and even maybe gold, this Best Faek IWC Aquatimer watch was in the GST line of IWC. It’s uniqueness came from its screw-in crown, which was strong even though it didn’t have crown guards. It also had a bezel needing two force points to be pressed before it could be turned.

Replica IWC Aquatimer

The replica though doesn’t have that special bezel function, instead featuring a one-click mechanism like say a Omega Seamaster or a Rolex Submariner. Also, the inked inside bezel isn’t as quality as the genuine article. However, I am personally trying to color-match the original’s paint with this grey, dark acrylic paint I found.

Replica IWC Aquatimer

Replica IWC Aquatimer

Additionally, the movement’s different – it’s an ETA 2824 and not the pricier ETA 2892. It’s not really a big deal since the 2824 is a perfectly fine component, cheaper, but still dependable. Also it’s spare parts come easy from any watch-shop out there.

Replica IWC Aquatimer

Mainly, the real issue with the replica version is its size. It’s got a 3mm deficiency in diameter, and a whopping 4mm deficiency in thickness. It’s not going to mess with the function or anything, but it does sort of give the watch away as a replica for any IWC-discerning eye. Also, there’s isn’t a titanium or gold, replica version available to my knowledge.

Replica IWC Aquatimer

Another thing worth mentioning is that they really should have but an anti-reflection coat on the crystal. It just really needs it and would start to get irritating if you wear the watch every day all day in all kinds of light. It seems kind of milky in some angles.

Replica IWC Aquatimer

Looking back, I feel like I wrote a fairly negative review for a watch that I in fact do really like in the end. Most won’t know enough about IWCs to spot it from the slight problems, especially a discontinued piece like this one. It has a totally satisfactory movement, the case looks great, and the strap is one of the best I’ve seen. The clasp is a touch on the loose side, but it might be just mine and not a consistent design flaw.

Replica IWC Aquatimer

This replica watch came out to little fanfare and wasn’t talked about much, perhaps just because of the print on the bezel and a misaligned twelve o’clock on the face, but it’s not a fair reception for it. It’s a good, solid watch, even better then than the Ingenieur in terms of design, which so many people like these days.

IWC Flieger Chronograph Replica Watch Review

Pugwash submits another article to Swiss IWC Replica Watch Report, a popular writer with a great approach to watch reviews – and photography. Thanks Pugwash for the allowing us to reprint your piece and others from other esteemed watch forums out there. Here, we’ll be spending some time with one of the new IWC replica watches that has hit the virtual racks. It’s a great standard for other replicas to aspire to.

IWC Replica Review

Here is an objective review of the replica Flieger Chronograph from IWC, just recently made available. Fliegers were made for pilots – the name phonetically suggests the German/English similarity for the word ‘fly,’ coupled with a suffix that would translate to ‘chrono that.’ The real things have been around since ’36. This piece, the 3706, 39mm in diameter, was recently replaced by the 3717, 42mm in diameter. It’s meant to piggyback on the popularity of IWC’s main watch the Big Pilot, which is definitely a biggie. The sleeker simple design is nicer than the that of the replacement and seems to have been the inspiration for other creations, such as the Flieger design from Fortis.

IWC Replica Review

This replica version’s movement is an Asian 28k 7750, with no dial-moving modifications. It therefore ought to a bit more dependable that watches with moving dials. Follow the directions for the 7750 and you’ll be totally ok. All the original’s features are present in the copy and they’re pretty much identical. Sash provided me with this one, so I wasn’t worried about it’s quality. If it put out in the first week, which Asians are known to do, then I knew it would be taken care of. Always check with your dealer about things like that.

IWC Replica Review

Here the case is made of brushed steel, and it fits in nicely with the black/grey aesthetic of the watch. It has a classy monochromatic look that I personally really like. There’s a difference in the case – it’s not the same depth – but you can hardly notice. Additionally, the anti-reflection coat is missing from the glass, but you can still see just fine. Maybe it’s got a very thin coat I’m thinking, as many replicas do.

IWC Replica Review

This watch has a screw-in crown featuring the IWC fish aesthetic. It seems like the pushers and the crown aren’t exactly the right size, but without the real thing to compare to, you wouldn’t know it.

IWC Replica Review

The bracelet is actually the identical MooCroc that comes on the Best Fake IWC Portuguese Chrono watch that IWC makes. It’s 20mm, has a brushed clasp, and is really nice to the touch. I certainly won’t replace it any time soon.

IWC Replica Review

The major mistakes with this replica are all dial-related. The twelve and nine sub-dial numbers should be horizontal but they’re not. There are also three little dots that are missing on the twelve subdial. Finally, the twelve and six sub-dials should actually be rimmed in white. If the dial got better with the next version, it really would be almost perfect.

I’ve made an exception here and used another person picture without asking for permission, which I’ve never done. It’s a photo I cropped of the real watch, off of the Joyful Collection website. You can click on it I believe and you’ll find the IWCs in their home environment so to speak – but watch out, it’s all Japanese.

IWC Replica Review

It’s obvious the difference between the sub-dials – you can see them in the picture and compare them to the replica. Some flaws yes, but nothing major enough to make this Top Swiss IWC Replica Watches Online undesirable to me. Make sure to just check about the sub-dial hands if you buy – they should be white. It’s a recent fix that was done – older replicas have them silver mistakenly. A great classic and great to have it in replica form now.

IWC Cousteau Divers Replica Watch Analysis

The Costeau Divers Chronograph from IWC is in fact a limited edition piece meant to honor the famous marine scientist Jacques Costeau and all he stood for. Every watch has a case back embedded with a small piece of wood from Cousteau’s actual ship, the Calypso!

A number of IWC Costeau Divers Chronograph replica watches have been replicated by replica houses in recent times. Usually, they had some glaring flaws like quartz movements, no anti-reflection coat, or poor materials. There were some IWC Ingenuer copies not too long ago that were made with a chronograph movements and titanium cases. But they had other flaws that were easy to spot.

IWC Cousteau Divers Replica Watch

IWC Cousteau Divers Replica Watch

IWC Cousteau Divers Replica Watch Dial

IWC Cousteau Divers Replica Watch Dial

IIWC Cousteau Divers Replica Watch Back Side Logo

IWC Cousteau Divers Replica Watch Back Side Logo

Swiss Replica IWC Aquatimer Chrono Cousteau Divers watch however are thought to be part of a new trend or generation of ‘super replica’ watches that are incredibly accurate and almost impossible to identify as fakes without having to open them up for close internal inspection. They’ve had fixed a lot of the mistakes of previous replica IWC watches and visibly just look a lot better in terms of quality and precision.

The fake Cousteau features all the signature marks of the real thing. The inner bezel works and can be adjusted by the third crown. There’s also an almost bezel-less crystal on the Best Fake IWC Cousteau Divers Watch with both outer and inner anti-reflection coating, making the crystal basically invisible no matter how much light and what angle you’re looking from.

Additionally, the replica has a perfect band compared to the original, even the inner surface’s markings and engravings are there. This is also true with the buckle’s marks. It’s also made with high-quality material that is indistinguishable from the real Costeau.

The wooden disk on the back is laid underneath a layer of exquisite sapphire crystal, just like the real thing.

Even up close the print on the dial looks to be of high-quality and is convincing, without any breaks or runs and nicely textured. Impressively enough, the chrono’s center-second hand has the slightly-bent orange tip just like the real Cousteau, which keeps optic issues to a minimum when glancing at the watch in action.

Flaws

Of course, as with all replicas, the luminescence of the watch on the hands and hour markers is a bit lacking in comparison with the genuine article. This is simply always the case with the replica, one way to recognize them.

The date wheel is pretty good, but seem to have trouble staying centered as they go. This might also tell you’ve got a replica on your hands, but it’s also true that some IWCs that aren’t adjusted right could also have this problem.

On the inside bezel, the ten and fifteen have very slight spacing issues with their digits compared to the original. You can tell when you’ve got the two up next to each other, but with the replica alone it’s not at all obvious.

The fake Cousteau features an Asian version of the ETA 7750 chrono movement. It’s pretty close to the original’s movement, and these recent copy 7750s are pretty dependable than past versions. They run at 28,000 hz like the IWC Costeau.

You always have to be cautious when shopping for watches. The Cousteau Divers chrono replica is one of the most sophisticated watches out there according to this humble reviewer. Besides the spacing issues of the ten and fifteen and a couple other details, it’s practically identical to the real IWC watch.