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.
IWC Replica Watches Jubilee Collection – led by the critically acclaimed Pallweber – was warmly received when it was rolled out, being mostly made up of classics with modest tweaks to IWC Replica Watches Swiss Made. The stainless steel Portugieser Chronograph in particular was a hit, having been upgraded with a “manufacture” movement for not very much.
Now its status as a commercial hit has been confirmed with the addition of the Best IWC Replica Portugieser Chronograph Edition “150 Years” in 18k red gold, bringing the total number of Jubilee watches to 29.
The 18k red gold chronograph IWC Replica Watch is limited to 250 pieces, and features a glossy white lacquered dial with blued steel hands and black numerals. It’s otherwise identical to the steel model, powered by the cal. 69355 automatic movement, which is loosely based on the architecture of the Valjoux 7750 but heavily upgraded, Fake IWC Watches with a column wheel amongst other things.
The case is 41mm in diameter and 13.1mm high.
Together with the Mark XII and Der Doppelchronograph, it marked the return of IWC pilot’s Replica watches in the post-quartz era. All of them relied on the same design language, inspired by the Mark 11 made for the Royal Air Force in the 1950s.
With the Mark XII just having been remade, now it’s the turn of the Pilot’s Chronograph, as an online-only reissue of the original. The most significant difference is size, it’s now IWC Replica Watches Swiss Made 43mm compared to 39mm before.
The design of the dial is virtually identical, right down to the day-date display. Unlike the current line-up of Pilot’s watches, the Fake IWC Watches reissue has baton hands, a slim typeface as well as a quarter-seconds track for measuring shorter periods of time – just like the original ref. 3706. In fact, it almost looks like how a 20-year old ref. 3706 would look today, with faux-patina lume on the indices and hands that mimic the look of aged tritium.
And the remake is powered by the same movement, the Copy IWC Watches cal. 79320, which is still based on the reliable Valjoux 7750. But because the case has been enlarged while the movement diameter stays the same.
As with all IWC pilot’s Replica Swiss Movement Watches past and present, the movement is protected by a soft iron, antimagnetic inner cage.