Portofino is not a hot series of IWC, not as popular as other models like Portuguese, Pilot. Because IWC has already owned Portuguese series, I do not know why they still created Portofino, is it because of tradition? Or just paying tribute to the creative watch-making concept coming from Portofino. For me, Portofino does not look sporty, it is more suitable to be worn as a dress watch, whether the standard model or models with chronograph function. However, one feature of IWC Portofino that attracts me is it looks very clean, not like other watches, Portofino just looks clean, like a lotus leaf in the pond, just like the beautiful village Portofino, clear and clean.
The replica IWC Portofino watch here I am going to show in front of your eyes is a good replica made by ZF factory. When I first saw this watch, I think it is one of the best automatic watches for elegant men. White stainless steel case with leather band, which is the standard configuration for most dress watches. Even the watch has chronograph function, it does not look sporty, the chronograph buttons only increases the size of the watch.
Made by big ZF factory, the replica watch has a good finish on case, which is measured to be 42mm in diameter. The whole case frame is polished, including the smooth round bezel. Two chronograph buttons on the right are slender, just like the thin design of bezel. The replica can run chronograph accurately, the two chronograph buttons set at 2 and 4 o’clock are easy to operate.
White dial looks bigger due to the thin bezel design. Every single stick hour marker is long and slender, just like the elegant central hands. At 6 and 12 o’clock, there are Rome hour markers in smaller size. Small seconds hand is running on the subdial at 9 o’clock, 30-minute chronograph counter and 12-hour chronograph counter at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock are much bigger than the small seconds subdial. Three small subdials all use a sunkened design, the multi-level design of the white dial increases visual effect.
Leather band is the best match for this replica watch, it adds elegance. Black leather band is made of genuine calf skin leather, on the surface, there are unique textures that look like embossed croc prints. The leather strap is fitted with a deployant clasp, which has delicate sand-finished “IWC” engraving.
About the price, this IWC Portofino Chrono replica is sold much cheaper than any other chronograph watches of Swiss brands, if you are considering to buy a chronograph watch as your entry-level model, this one is a good choice.