The “big boy” of the cheap fake IWC Portugieser collection, the Automatic version is mostly characterized by its combination of a large case with ultra-powerful movement – it’s the pendant to the Big Pilot’s Watch, just dressed in nautical attire. The case here measures 42.3mm in diameter, with a height of 14.1mm. Inside, and filling the case to the max, is the in-house calibre 52010 with its wide rotor with Pellaton winding system and a 168-hour power reserve (corresponding to 7 days) that can be controlled with the gauge on the dial side.
While this new panda blue edition could feel at first like a simple evolution of the classic perfect fake IWC IW500705 model (silver dial, blue accents), it actually has a substantially different dial that has a glossy surface and, of course, deep blue contrasting counters for the power reserve and running seconds. Time is read thanks to classic 1:1 super clone IWC Portugieser numerals and a railroad minute track.
Complementing the blue dial is a rather formal alligator strap in blue, closed by a folding clasp. This luxury replica IWC Portugieser Automatic Blue Panda IW500715 is part of the permanent collection and will retail for EUR 13,300 (the same price as other steel versions).
Quick facts: 42.3mm x 14.1mm – steel case, sapphire crystals, 30m water-resistant – lacquered white dial, blue counters – in-house automatic calibre 52010, 4Hz frequency, 7-day power reserve – alligator strap on folding clasp – reference IW500715 – EUR 13,300