As a timeless Steel Case IWC Portugaise Chronograph Replica Watch designed for everyday use, it has an understated, unmistakable design that makes it a genuine classic combining elegance with a distinctly sporty touch. With a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour, the movement is extremely precise, and times can be recorded on the high-precision calibrated scale running round the dial to an accuracy of one-eighth of a second.After all, it has been the most sought-after model in the Portuguese family since 1998. Back then, it was the first Portuguese watch that not only allowed the wearer to read the time, but also to stop it.
The term IWC Portugaise Replica Watch – “writer of time” – refers to an earlier version of this type of watch in which the dial would turn and a writing implement that rested on top of it recorded stopped time either as short or longer strokes, rather like the tachographs used in commercial vehicles today. But if the Portuguese Chronograph (Ref. 3714) writes anything, it is the story of its own success. The word has since come to refer mainly to time-pieces with an additional stopwatch function.
The various cases, dials and hands together with the alligator leather straps give each model a personality of its own.The Portuguese Chronograph is available in a choice of five different designs. The shimmering sun pattern finish on the dial creates a multitude of captivating reflections. In the Reference IW371482, the most striking feature is the stark contrast between the warm glow of the 18-carat red gold case, controls and displays and the cool, slate-coloured dial and black strap.
In the IWC Replica Watch Reference IW371447, the consistent use of stainless steel and black gives the watch a cooler and more technical feel, while the stainless-steel Reference IW371446, which features blue hands and appliqués together with a blue leather strap, has a modern, sporty appearance. The small blue seconds hand in the counter at “12 o’clock” enhances the dial’s attractiveness, as in the Reference IW371445 in its stainless-steel case.The classically designed Reference IW371480 in its 18-carat red gold case is available with a silver-plated dial and dark brown strap.