IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Review

IWC uses a 44.5mm-wide matte black ceramic case for the Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph TOP GUN, and the result is rather handsome looking for 2019.

IWC was an early adopter of ceramic as a case material, but it didn’t always use entirely ceramic cases, rather ones that were coated over metal. I found that some of these cases were more fragile than I would have liked and actually scratched.

The Luxury IWC Fake Watch matte black ceramic case is water resistant to 60 meters with a nicely AR-coated sapphire case and metal accents in the form of the caseback and the material used for the pushers and crown.

The dial is all about maximum legibility and executing what would be a traditional Replica pilot’s watch chronograph-style display. One of the few “flairs” is the red-colored subsidiary seconds dial. The dial is mostly flat, save for the slightly recessed subdials.