The history of the cheap fake IWC Portuguese goes back nearly 100 years to two businessmen from Portugal who were looking for a large watch with a chronometer movement. The first Portuguese watch (the name wasn’t used back then; it was referred to as the IWC 325) had a diameter of 43mm. It was a huge watch for that time. Fast forward to 1995, and perfect replica IWC UK introduced a rattrapante chronograph (IW3712) into its Portuguese family of high quality fake watches.
In 1998, best 1:1 super clone IWC followed it up with a standard chronograph (IW3714), which would go on to become the line’s bestseller. This watch used the ETA/Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement but completely fit the serene style of the AAA quality fake IWC Portuguese line with Arabic numerals and just two sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock.
I have selected the cheap replica IWC Portuguese Chronograph ref. IW3714, and this example dates to 2001. It has a modest 41mm case, but it wears larger due to the very thin bezel (and large dial aperture). This particular find comes complete with the original Swiss movement fake IWC box and papers. It is being offered from the United Kingdom for £4,350.
Next to the entry-level automatic model is a new take on the cheap fake IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42. Here again, it’s a simplified and slightly more compact take on an existing complication, powered by a simpler movement. Compared to the oversized 44mm 7-day automatic QP, this version has a 42.4mm case and a display that has been streamlined a bit too. Here again, all the signature elements of the luxury replica IWC Portugieser collection are present, with a new colour that is found all over the dial, with no other contrasting colour than the white tracks and rhodium-plated accents.
Inside the case, and following the strategy of more compact and slightly less expensive models, this IWC replica for sale is powered by the same base movement as the Automatic 40 with a perpetual calendar module on top. This calibre 82650 thus beats at 4Hz and boasts 60h of power reserve when the Pellaton winding system has done its job. The steel-and-green 1:1 fake IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 (ref. IW344207) is now available and is part of the permanent collection. It is priced at EUR 23,200.
Quick facts: 42.4mm x 13.8mm – steel case, sapphire crystals both sides, 30m water-resistant – green brushed dial with rhodium-plated hands and markers – calibre 82650 with QP module, automatic, 4Hz frequency, 60h power reserve, hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar with date, day, month, leap year and moonphase – green alligator leather strap – IW344207 – EUR 23,200