While chronographs remain certainly one of the best horological genres, I concede that, sadly, some good examples can be displayed cluttered and hard to decipher. Thankfully, no such allegations could be levelled only at that chronograph which communicates using its individual with superb lucidity. Feuille, or leaf formed, hands beautifully indicate Arabic numbers, denoting time.
As the company evolved towards the idea of luxury, so did their timepieces and the people wearing them became more and more reluctant to exposing their wristwatch to even the smallest splash of water or the possibility of it getting all scratched up.
Alright, why does this fake IWC Portuguese has a solid back case, as opposed to the original model, which has a see-thru sapphire crystal one? Simple. It’s powered by a Japanese quartz movement, which keeps perfect time, as you’d expect from one of these babies.
This doesn’t bother me at all, considering that I probably won’t wear it every day, so I needn’t worry about the power reserve going bust and having to set the time again. Not that it’s hard, but still, I would prefer not to. Plus, some automatic movements don’t have a working chronograph function.
The watch is designed for pilots and has three chronographs. The design is made to resemble a fighter jet cockpit even to the way the date display looks like an altimeter. The three chronographs show time in hours minutes and seconds.
A fun watch for sure. Stylish and casual if you want it. Easy to accessorize with anything and such a simple and clean design. You do get a stopwatch function on the 12 o’clock chronograph and the 6 o’clock chrono is a small seconds hand.