IWC Schaffhausen Replica has put the spotlight on its elegant Portugieser family in 2020, and as part of its new lineup has also unveiled the first new models in the nautical-inspired Portugieser Yacht Club sub-series since its last revamp in 2010.
Measuring 44.5 mm in diameter and 14.4 mm thick, the case houses behind its navy blue dial the in-house, automatic Caliber 82835, enhanced here for the first time with a tides display function. Developed for the Swiss IWC Replica yachtsmen whose passion inspired the collection, its useful features include the subdial at 6 o’clock which indicates the expected times for the next high and low water, along with the double moon phase display at 12 o’clock, which shows spring and neap tides as well as information about the strength of the current tides.The plating on the hour and minute hands and the hour appliqués are in the same 5N rose gold as the case.
The automatic Caliber 82835 beats in full view behind a sapphire caseback. Outfitted with the all-new module for the tide displays and incorporating IWC Replica US Watches Pellaton winding system with high-tech ceramic components, it stores a respectable power reserve of 68 hours. The watch is mounted on a blue textile strap that echoes the maritime theme of the dial, and of the watch itself.
The latest versions of the Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph include two in stainless steel cases with steel bracelets — one with a silvered dial with blue highlights, the other, a blue dial with white details — and one two-tone steel-and-rose-gold model with a silvered dial, whose gold details include the hands, hour numerals, bezel, and the center links of the bracelet.
The Fake IWC Portugieser cases measure 44.6 mm, the same as the Moon & Tides model, and the dial layout showcases the user-friendly chronograph readout at 12 o’clock, which tallies both elapsed hours and minutes on a single subdial.