The 43mm matte blasted titanium case of the IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” should be familiar to fans of the brand.
All of the line’s hallmarks are here, including the narrow sloped bezel, long tapering sporty lugs, and the series’ distinctive inverted chronograph pushers.
Case side engravings are divisive elements among enthusiasts at the best of times, and IWC Replica US Watches decision to fully embrace its partnership with a toy brand and announce it in this way will surely rile up more conservative members of the watch community.
By contrast, the inclusion of IWC Racing’s “meatball” number roundel on the sapphire display caseback gives the watch a racy charm in initial images. For such a sporting design, however, water resistance remains underwhelming here with only a 60-meter rating.
The warped checkered flag pattern in black and gray on the main dial surface gives the design a sense of dynamic movement and speed in images, and livens up the IWC Replica Watches Reviews function-forward layout with a more custom look.
The rest of the design is more or less carried over from the rest of the series, but the use of pale gray lume for the familiar flieger hands, bold scales, and rounded Arabic numerals gives the design a low-contrast, aggressive feel.
Although it shares a design lineage and a visual similarity with the ubiquitous Valjoux 7750, the 69385 is a thoroughly different and far more advanced powerplant, with technical refinements including a column wheel chronograph actuation system.
Although partially obscured by the printed emblem on the display window, the finishing on the 69385 is also impressive, IWC Replica Swiss Movement Watches with perlage across the base plate, an oversized exposed column wheel, and deep sunburst finishing on the cutout rotor.
IWC pairs the Pilot’s Replica Watches Swiss Made with a unique black nylon NATO strap featuring a central racing stripe in silver in reference to IWC Racing’s 300 SL Gullwing racing livery. This fabric strap reinforces the design’s casual sporty nature in images, and should provide both comfort and hard-wearing durability.