The most distinctive feature of this new fake IWC Yacht Club Chronograph watch is the 45.4mm rubber-coated stainless steel case. This is offset by the polished steel bezel and pushers, which adds some shine to the otherwise matte appearance. We’ve seen this galvanized rubber treatment on previous watches, most notably some Aquatimers, but it’s a first in the Portuguese collection.
Today we have a new boutique exclusive for you, the Swiss-made IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph copy watch. The boutique exclusive is nothing new for IWC. In the last year, we’ve seen a unique collection of IWC Big Pilot Top Gun watches, including a Big Pilot, a Chronograph, and a Perpetual Calendar, as well as a Portofino celebrating the opening of the IWC flagship boutique in Rome.
Inside is the same movement that powers the other Yacht Club Chronographs, the caliber 89361. This in-house automatic movement is a powerhouse, with a 68 hour power reserve and a chronograph that both is a flyback and uses the combined hours/minutes counters in one register at 12 o’clock. This makes reading elapsed time as intuitive as reading the time of day.
You do however get white accents on the running seconds at 6 o’clock and the outer portion of the chronograph totalizer at 12 o’clock. Combined with the luminous leaf hands, this gives the watch a great balance between elegance and sportiness. The deep black dial is complemented by a matching black minutes/seconds track around the outer edge – the standard version has a white track here, breaking up the visual impact of the dark dial.
Only 250 of these unique fake IWC Yacht Clubs watch will be produced and they will be available exclusively through IWC boutiques worldwide.