Named after one of the most iconic planes in aviation history is the IWC Big Pilot’s Replica Watch Perpetual Calendar Spitfire, a unique creation. It combines many different features that are uncommon to find in a single watch.
When it comes to perpetual calendars, does the brand from Schaffhausen have a reputation to uphold. Home of the legendary Luxury IWC Fake Watch, they can be credited with bringing the complication back to the forefront of watchmaking after the Quartz crisis. For this watch, they pack the perpetual calendar in a massive 46.2mm large case made from bronze.
Over time this will take on a unique patina, which will complement the deep green dial beautifully. ForIWC Replica, it doesn’t stop there. Not only does this perpetual calendar show the current moon phase on both hemispheres, but it also displays the year in full, and has a power reserve of eight days.
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.
These days, having such a no-nonsense instrument IWC Replica watch measure 39mm-wide can almost come off as a statement on one’s secureness. In actuality, the 39mm-wide and 14.6mm-thick case can best be described as “democratically sized,” as it looks as good on my 7.5-inch wrist as it would on a wrist that’s a bit bigger or one that’s a bit smaller.
The case is on the thicker side due to the anti-magnetic soft iron cage housed within, which most everyone familiar with IWC pilot’s fake watch is accustomed to.
Though this version doesn’t have the tritium dial, the lumed hands and indices are set over a matte black dial that enhances legibility, while the 12-hour chronograph sub-dials and slender Arabic hour numerals are also done in white and easy to read. Ditto, the day and date windows at 3 o’clock have black text against a white background.
The 44-hour power reserve movement operates at 28,800 vph and can be likened to some steed that never says die. Protected from magnetization from its soft iron cage rather than some newfangled silicon, the 3706 really is a resilient watch. And the quick-adjust for the day and date is simple and foolproof, operated by the crown that sports that classic old Luxury IWC Fake Watch fish logo.