The behemoth of this timepiece is the leader of the cheap pilot replica watch unveiled by IWC at this year’s fair. It is one of the true fans of the original idea of the pilot watch-big and clear, without a doubt, and easily strapped to a protective flight suit the top of.
Although the aesthetic characteristics of the watch are linked to the traditional vault of IWC, because the 55 mm case of theBig Pilot Heritage Fake Watch is made of titanium and is equipped with sapphire crystal, it is designed to withstand the displacement caused by the drop in air pressure.
Of course, you don’t need such a sturdy, flying watch every day, but this timepiece will certainly attract the wide interest of die-hard pilot watch collectors.
Movement: IWC cal. 98300 manual-winding movement; hours and minutes; small seconds; 46-hour power reserve
Case: 55mm; titanium; water-resistant to 60m
Strap: Brown calfskin
The previous Mark XVII has now been updated to Mark XVIII, which adopts a more pure series format, abandoning elements such as triple date windows, and instead uses a more deterministic single window.
Cheap IWC Replica is also working hard to introduce wristwatches with smaller or feminine wristbands, launching a new 36mm Pilot’s Automatic Watch with a 36mm case.
TheBig Pilot’s Replica Watch has remained unchanged from 2002 to the present day, although current versions encase the improved Caliber 51111. Like the Mark models, the Big Pilot’s Watch belongs to the Classic Collection, whose watches have casebacks engraved with an image of the classic Junkers Ju 52 aircraft. The watch has a strap crafted by the artisanal Italian shoe and leather goods manufacturer Santoni.
IWC is resuming its original diameter of 55 mm. With beige luminous material and a matte case, the newcomer’s style comes very close to its predecessor, even if it has a small seconds subdial; the original model had a central seconds hand.
All are equipped with a soft-iron inner case to protect the movement against magnetic fields – the predecessor lacked this practical detail. The 48-mm version has a little window in the caseback, which offers a view of the balance and, according to IWC Replica, scarcely detracts from the protection against magnetism.
IWC also offers an elegant version of the Big Pilot’s Watch in the Spitfire collection. Here the 46-mm case is made of rose gold, a sunburst pattern embellishes the anthracite-colored dial, and an engraving of a Spitfire fighter jet adorns the back.
This line also includes a version that features the useful complication of a digital annual calendar: the 46-mm Big Pilot’s Fake Watch Annual Calendar Spitfire is powered by manufacture Caliber 52850, which amasses a seven- day power reserve and can be admired through the sapphire back.
The Top Gun Big Pilot’s Copy Watch models combine a matte-black ceramic case and a textile-look wristband for a contemporary military touch that nonetheless preserves the other traditional characteristics. Here, too, a Big Pilot’s Watch is available in the classical 46-mm size. The titanium back bears the Top Gun emblem as a relief engraving. The wristband looks like it’s textile but is actually made of patterned calfskin for greater durability.