The Portugieser Chronograph Reference 3714. The watch first saw the light of day in the 1990s, following on from the design of the Portuguese rattrapante chronograph that preceded it. Remarkably, it’s persisted for nearly 20 years, quite literally completely unchanged except for some occasional updates to the available colors for the dials and hands, as one of the most successful watches of the post-quartz era.
Here comes a replica, equiped with a polished stainless steel case, the silver slate dial of the IWC replica watch, completed with applique Arabic numerals, nicely integrates the chronograph function presented via a 30-minute counter and a small seconds sub-dial. The dial fascinates the eye by its well-balanced design. The feuille hour and minute hands, the signature feature of the Portuguese family, are worth special attention. The slender minute hand reaches precisely the circle of minute dots.
The time-telling mechanism is important, and for this reason the device has been equipped with an Asian 7750 automatic movement, it’s beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The final touch is provided by a black leather strap. It is finalized by a fold-over clasp with a double push-button safety system.
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Reference 3714
Model shown: stainless steel case, 40.9mm diameter, 3 bar water resistance
Dial: silver plated, gold feuille hands showing the hours and minutes; blued hands for the chronograph function
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