The Replica IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 takes the elegant base Portugieser design and adds a new compact 40mm case design and and a manufacture automatic movement for substantial added value.
The 40.4 mm case of the IWC Replica Watch is flowing and classically handsome, if a bit on the thick side at 12.4mm. Available in both stainless steel and 18k 5N red gold, the all-over mirror polish helps to drive home the old-school 1930s inspiration of the design while creating an eye-catching, yet compact presence on the wrist.
While the case and movement might aim to bring innovation to the three-hand Portugieser lineup, the dial of the IWC Portugieser Replica focuses, instead, on distilling the line’s signature elements. The clean, modern applied numerals, leaf hands, and railroad minutes track are all present here, but perhaps lose a touch of their distinctive character in the new more compact size.
These include a blue dial with rhodium hands and indices paired with the stainless steel case, along with a silver dial with 18k gold hands and numerals, available in either the stainless steel or 18k red gold cases.
Fake IWC pairs all four versions of the Portugieser Automatic 40 with an alligator-leather strap in a complementary color — deep tobacco brown for the gold case with gold markers, pure black for both the stainless steel case with gold markers and the blue dial with rhodium markers, and a rich navy for the silver dial and blue markers.