Hands-On: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Green Perpetual Calendar

The Big Pilot’s Replica Watch Perpetual Calendar is available in steel, white, blue, or black ceramic, and the brand’s proprietary black Ceratanium; you can also opt for a gold model with a tourbillon. In addition to the Big Pilot’s Chronograph, the Perpetual Calendar watches are some of IWC’s largest watches. This year, the brand expanded the steel options for the Perpetual Calendar with a new green dial, a color that remains popular.

At 46.2mm in diameter and 15.4mm thick, the watch will fit any wrist. But context is important here. This watch isn’t big because the brand couldn’t make it smaller. It’s the Big Pilot’s. Its entire reason for being is huge. The Big Pilot’s line is derived from the historic pilot’s Replica US Watches made for real pilots, and features the oversized dimensions that pilots used to need.

When you put it on, you get the Big Pilot’s touch—the huge crown, the almost completely brushed finish, the flat case—and the breathing room for the dial, which all looks nice and manageable. It’s purposefully big, and that purpose seems to justify its size.

Emerald is a striking color, made even more so by the sunray finish that runs from the center, through the subdials, and to the edge of the dial. The Cheap IWC Replica large applied hour markers are coated with luminescent material, and the simple numerals are legible. While some of the dial’s cutouts may annoy some enthusiasts, the dial is full enough that you’ll never notice it on your wrist.

The power reserve display cleverly shares a sub-register with the date hand, while the running seconds hand is in a subsidiary position to the day register. To resolve any possible confusion, the inner display is indicated by a luminescent pilot-style hand, while the outer one is tracked by a red hand; at 9 o’clock, the red hand also indicates the month.

All of the subdials have radial grooves around their perimeters, but for me, the standouts of the dial are the dual moon phase display at 12 o’clock, showing the moon phases in both hemispheres (that’s what the little plane is for), and the full year display at 7:30. A full year is very rare on a perpetual calendar, so it’s something special here.

The Best IWC Replica Watches is powered by IWC’s in-house automatic calibre 52615. With a seven-day power reserve and beating at 28,800 vph, the movement is designed for the realities of owning a perpetual calendar watch. To be sure, this is one of the few instances where a long power reserve really does make a difference, giving you a little cushion when wearing it, though it’s better to wind it up.

The IWC Big Pilot’s Replica Watches Reviews is probably the least fussy and most functional perpetual calendar on the market. This complication is usually found in more elegant precious metal watches, but IWC has used the giant Big Pilot’s platform to make it look a bit more rugged and sporty than its contemporaries. The size is a barrier for most people, as for many, it’s simply unwearable.