We are looking at possibly one of the most fitting answers to that question: with the reference 5151 IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher Chronograph replica watch, IWC has checked all the boxes with a beautiful dressy chronograph, backed by an impressive movement in this replica watch fitting of the Portofino name.
In the metal, this 45mm-wide IWC Portofino replica watch is large, but far from brash or blingy. Available in either 18k white or red gold, the white gold model has a slate colored dial with a brushed surface treatment, while the red gold has a silvery white dial. The IWC Portofino replica watch family walks a line between classic and modern, burring the edges of dressy and casual in a way that often seems effortless.
The IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher Chronograph replica watch is only 13mm thick, making it no more cumbersome on wrist than most simple sport watches. The movement is treated to a lovely finish.
The dial design of this replica watch is delicate and direct, using a successful mix of classic and more modern elements. Legibility is strong and the view of the dial is preserved with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The markers are applied and catch the light with a glimmer that is nicely matched by the tone and color of the precious metal case options.
On wrist, the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher replica watch feels like a power move. It’s large but classic and the more complicated layout of the dial is belied by the simple lines of the case, which is wide but features minimal lugs. The thin bezel further enlarges the overpowering visual effect of the wide dial, while the clean lines and non-cluttered layout save the IWC Portofino from being too much, aesthetically.