In the last couple of years the IWC Ingenieur Replica line has evolved from a chunky watches into something slimmer, simpler and slightly retro. While most of the Ingenieur watches are pretty straightforward in style, the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport along with a strong tactile feel.
It’s not a novel look – the dial is modelled on a speedometer – but attractive and legible.Best IWC Replica Watches Looking clean and functional, the dial is silver-plated, with red accents giving it a bit of flair.
The case is somewhat large at 44.3mm wide and 15.9mm, but feels agile because it’s titanium. While the stock versions of the Ingenieur chronograph are either 18k gold IWC Replica Watches, which is ponderous, or steel, which feels entry-level, the titanium models have a light, solid feel.
While titanium is a common material for watch cases, the finish of the AMG chronograph is not. The Cheap IWC Replica case is mirror-finished on the bezel and tops of the lugs, instead of being blasted or brushed as is common for titanium. Matte finishes are easier due to the nature of the metal, but a polished finish looks better.
It is an in-house movement, though like the rest of the Fake IWC Watches 8000 series calibres it shares some basic parts with the Valjoux 7750. However good it is the movement is unfortunately hidden behind a disc perforated to resemble a brake disc.
IWC’s 150th Anniversary Jubilee Collection offers a hint as to where the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Replica is headed, which is basically a better movement for the same price.
Aesthetically, the Portugieser Chronograph Edition “150 Years” gets the anniversary treatment, glossy lacquered dials in either dark blue or white. Both are familiar colours for the Cheap IWC Replica Portugieser Chronograph, but the shiny finish that resembles enamel is novel. Being more restrained, the white dial has the edge in visual appeal.
Inside is where the upgrade is significant. Instead of the low-cost Valjoux 7750 or Sellita SW500 inside the original ref. 3714, the anniversary chronograph is powered by the cal. 69355. IWC Replica terms it a “manufacture” movement, think of it as a heavily upgraded Valjoux 7750 produced by IWC.
While much of basic architecture relies on the tried and tested Valjoux 7750, improvements have been made in crucial areas. Several of the key upgrades are obvious, namely the column wheel to control the Best IWC Replica Watches chronograph start-stop, as well as the escape wheel and pallet fork produced via LIGA, a high-tech lithographic and moulding process. The technique results in a lightweight, open-worked escapement made of nickel, improving the efficiency of the movement.
Though the anniversary Portugieser Chronograph is indistinguishable from the earlier generation, it is actually slightly larger due to the new movement. The anniversary model is 41mm IWC Replica Watches Swiss Made in diameter and 13.1mm high, making it marginally larger than the original that measures 40.9mm by 12.6mm.
The latest watch for the good cause is unusual, being the very first Laureus watch in black ceramic, the very first Laureus in a material other than stainless steel in fact. The IWC Replica Watches Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” has a glossy black ceramic case that’s 41mm in diameter, being the same case as that on the Mark XVIII Miramar.
And as is tradition the Cheap IWC Replica usual matte black dial has been replaced by one in metallic blue, with a red-tipped seconds hand for some colour.
The other feature that’s a Laureus tradition is the engraving on the case back that reproduces a drawing by a child selected by the IWC Replica foundation. This year’s motif was done by an 11-year-old Brazilian girl who is part of Instituto Reação, a Laureus-supported organisation in Brazil dedicated to improving the lives of slum-dwelling children with education and sports such as judo.
Like the Best IWC Replica Watches standard Mark XVIII, the Laureus edition is powered by the cal. 35111, which is a rebadged Sellita SW300. And it’s enclosed by a soft-iron cage to protect the movement from magnetism, a standard feature on IWC’s aviator watches.
The watch is paired with a crosshatch embossed calfskin leather strap.