IWC has released an updated successor for the Portugieser Chronograph Classic, a watch known for its exclusive chronograph totalizer display, internal movement and sporty yet elegant design. The new reference 3903 replaces the reference 3904, with various design changes and updates that contribute to improving the overall aesthetics of the watch.
The Portugieser line (formerly called Portuguese) was considered a large watch when it was launched in the 1930s. However, at 42 mm, the new IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic is about the median replica watches according to today's standards. Available in stainless steel or rose gold, the case is elegant with a touch of sportiness thanks to the large double bottom case and the round chronograph buttons. Furthermore, the watch is also available in two colors: silver and blue. Both dial colors are available in the stainless steel option, but pink gold is only offered with a silver dial. While all three options work well, my favorite is the stainless steel with silver dial and blued hands.
The highlight of the watch is the internal chronograph movement with the chronograph hours and minutes displayed at 12 o'clock and including the flyback function. The 89361 caliber is part of the 89000 family of IWC movements, some of which are found in halo offerings such as the Ingenieur digital month calendar. The 89361 caliber is manufactured in-house, offers a 68-hour power reserve and can be seen in all its Geneva-lined glory through replica watches uk the display bottom. The skeletonized and decorated rotor also helps to reveal the chronograph mechanism as much as possible for the pleasure of the owner's vision.
On the dial, we have a two-register layout with seconds of operation at 6 and, unique for this movement, a combined totalizer for the chronograph hours and minutes at 12 o'clock. The familiar way of displaying the hours and minutes makes it more easy and intuitive reading of the elapsed chronograph time. In the images here, for example, the elapsed time would be 10 hours, 9 minutes and 23 seconds. The dial is completed by a chapter ring of a railway track, a date window, applied Arabic numerical indexes and elegant fake rolex leaf-shaped hands.