IWC presented a pilot’s chronograph – the Pilot’s Replica WatchChronograph Spitfire Bronze – with plenty of reasons to love. “Vintaged”, smaller than the previous Pilot’s Chrono, equipped with a new manufacture movement and with a cool green dial and bronze case combination, it made quite an impression on us.
Basically, this watch was the modern iteration of the model that relaunched pilot’s watches at IWC Replica Watches. Yet, it was still large at 43mm and still powered by a Valjoux-based movement. There was room for improvement.
The case, even though in bronze, was smaller at 41mm in diameter. The dial, because of these new proportions, also felt more balanced, and it featured the cool display of the old IWC Replica pilot’s watches. And last but not least, the watch was fitted with a “manufacture” movement, something new in this collection.
The new IWC Replica Watches Swiss Made Chronograph Spitfire IW387901 is basically a steel version of the bronze model. The case keeps the same proportions, with a 41mm diameter and a 15.3mm thickness. Because of the different material and the different finishings, the watch offers a very different sensation on the wrist. The caseback is also in steel, with a Spitfire decoration.
Today, the Replica Watches retailer is presenting a special edition of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic, in red gold and, of course, with a blue dial.
This new 88-piece of theIWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Replica Watches for Bucherer is obviously no more than a visual update of an existing watch, with a new case material and a new dial colour to be precise – which doesn’t prevent us to be pleased by this overall good looking watch.
In addition to the other existing blue watches, the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Bucherer Blue Editions now combine an 18k red gold case – something that already exits – IWC Replica Watches with a blue dial – something that also exists in the collection. It is the combination of these two that makes this watch special to Bucherer, as the blue dial is usually reserved for the steel case – under the ref. IW390303. The case of this blue edition is the same size, meaning 42mm in diameter x 14.2mm in height.
Here, the main update concerns the addition of gold-coloured hands, applied indices and numerals to the dial, in order to be consistent with the case material. Overall, theIWC Replica contrast between the warm gold case and the cold blue dial is satisfying. One small detail: the date disc is matching the dial and isn’t painted in white. It is paired with a brown Santoni alligator strap.