The exquisite CheapIWC Portugieser replica watch features a large and eye-catching dial, and from the original model, it has almost always been an oversized hand-wound timepiece.
The new Portugieser Automatic has 4 reference models, three of which are made of stainless steel and one is made of rose gold, with a width of 40.4 mm and a height of 12.4 mm. It is much smaller and slimmer than the popular Portugieser 7-day reference.
It is worth noting that the latest Portugieser is not the first compact self-winding version of the model. In fact, it recalls the lesser and lesser known Portuguese referee. The 3531 watch from 1998 is a 35 mm automatic replica watch.
The movement has a 60-hour power reserve and is equipped with the latest generation of Pellaton winding system, which replaces the push-pull winding pawl in the entry-level automatic calibration device. In addition, the automatic wheels, pawls and cams are all made of wear-resistant ceramics.
The first everBest IWC Big Pilot Replica with a carbon fibre composite case, the Big Pilot Black Carbon has a black dial with grey hands and markings, replicating the colour of the composite case. It’s livened up by red accents on the power reserve indicator and seconds hand.
The Big Pilot Black Carbon has a “fish” crown – the oversized, onion-shaped winding crown has a stylised fish logo on its top. Despite being a seemingly trivial detail, the “fish” crown is dear to IWC enthusiasts, one many collectors regard as a golden age.
From the 1950s until the mid-2000s, most water-resistant IWC watches featured a “fish” crown. The very first generation of the high quality copy big pilot watches, the ref. 5002 introduced in 2002, featured a “fish” crown. Not long after, the “fish” crown was dispensed with in favour of a crown featuring the IWC “Probus Scafusia” emblem.
This happened sometime in 2006, first with a “transitional” ref. 5002 that was equipped with the new cal. 51110 and “Probus Scafusia” crown, and soon after with the all-new ref. 5004 with both new movement and crown.
As a result, the “fish” crown also takes pride of place on the usa iwc clone watchescase back, which bears large “fish” crown emblem cast in relief.