The high-efficiency IWC Portofino Chronograph replica watch does just that, adding functionality and a little extra style to the otherwise reserved archetype. These are all great traits, but it doesn’t mean you can’t add some complexity to the mix once in a while. The Portofino is known for its simplicity. The family of watches is all about pure lines, legibility, and letting what’s not there speak louder than what is.
What’s new is the chronograph complication. At 12 o’clock you have a 30 minute totalizer with the 12 hour totalizer down at 6 o’clock. A running seconds register at 9 and day and date windows at 3 balance things out. All are cleanly executed.
The time-only Portofino is about as simple as a watch can get. The best quality fake IWC Portofino Chronograph carries the same thin baton markers (with lanky Roman numerals at 12 and 6), a cleanly printed minutes/seconds track at the very edge of the dial, and a slim bezel that gives priority to the dial itself.
There are a variety of grained textures as well as the printing and the sunburst finish, giving the dial a great depth. Both dial colors are nice and look good with the red gold case, but the ardoise is especially handsome here. Looking closely at the dial, you can really see the level of detail IWC has worked into what looks simple at first glance.
As usual there is the Portofino engraving on the caseback, along with the IWC and Portofino signatures. It’s a simple, straightforward way to finish of a mens IWC copy watch that balances cleanliness and complexity.
Well, today we’ve got news on both fronts for you, with a new fake IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic watch launched after a day of sport in Russia. IWC has had a long standing partnership with the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, hosting events and creating limited edition timepieces that celebrate the foundation’s work and give a little back.
After, the new Portuguese Chronograph Classic was revealed, with a case back featuring a drawing from 16-year-old student Masha Nikulina.
The latest Laureus event with IWC was hosted last week in Moscow at a boarding school for intellectually disabled students. The students had the opportunity to play table tennis and basketball with top Russian athletes including gymnast Alexei Nemov and synchronized swimmer Angelika Timanina. Mechanically, they are identical to the previous versions of the Portuguese Chronograph Classic, featuring the caliber 89361, an in-house chronograph movement that uses the nested chronograph totalizers at 12 o’clock. It’s a serious chrono with classic Portuguese styling.
The biggest update here is the rich blue dial that the Laureus watches are known for. It looks particularly striking here, with the silver applied numerals and white printing standing out nicely and the red tip of the chronograph seconds hand adding a little extra contrast.
Finally there is the caseback engraving, a nice reminder that this is a mens IWC copy watch doing some good beyond your wrist.