Compared with the history of most watches, the history of IWC’s popular large pilot replica watches can be traced back to more time. IWC first manufactured watches for the Luftwaffe in 1940.
IWC Replica re-released the Big Pilot’s Watch equipped with a 46mm diameter stainless steel case and 7-day in-house movement 5011. With its eye-catching large size and stylish and concise design, the watch quickly became a masculine work for male recognition.
IWC recently introduced the 46mm classic diameter “Big Pilot” fake watch tradition. All watch cases are equipped with a soft iron inner case to protect the movement from magnetic fields-the predecessor lacked this practical detail. The 48mm version has a small window on the bottom cover to see the balance. According to IWC, it hardly weakens the anti-magnetic protection.
Fake IWC also offers an elegant version of Big Pilot’s Watch in the Spitfire series. The 46mm case here is made of rose gold, with a sunburst pattern dotted with an anthracite dial, and the case back is decorated with an engraved pattern of a Spitfire fighter.
The titanium back cover has the Top Gun logo as a relief sculpture. The wristband looks like a textile, but it is actually made of patterned calfskin to improve durability.
In a world where only about 10 percent of the population is believed to be left-handed, anecdotal evidence has indicated that the number of lefties among pilots is significantly higher — as many as 40 percent. With this in mind, it begs the question as to why there are not more pilots’ replica watches designed to be worn on the right hand.
At least one of the watch world’s most noted purveyors of timepieces for aviators, IWC Schaffhausen Replica, has finally addressed this large potential audience with a new limited edition in its iconic Big Pilot’s collection: the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right Hander.”
It takes its design inspiration from a 1940s model, the Copy Big Pilot’s Watch Calibre 52, and shares that vintage piece’s titanic case diameter of 46.2 mm. The left-mounted crown, its conical shape and large size designed for ease of use by pilots wearing thick gloves, screws into the case, which is made of stainless steel and water resistant to 60 meters.
Under a convex, nonreflective sapphire crystal, the slate-colored dial bears the classical hallmarks of the Swiss IWC Replica Big Pilot collection, with large, luminous Arabic numerals and hands as well as the traditional triangle at 12 o’clock. This model also displays the date at 6 o’clock, the small seconds at 3 o’clock, and the status of the watch’s lengthy seven-day power reserve at 9 o’clock.
IWC Replica recently unveiled the Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage in a classical diameter of 46 mm. The unlimited edition has a titanium case.All are equipped with a soft-iron inner case to protect the movement against magnetic fields – the predecessor lacked this practical detail.
IWC also offers an elegant version of the Big Pilot’s Fake 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.
TheBest Big Pilot’s Replica 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.
This steel copy watch also has a sapphire back. The rose-gold rotor bears the letter A – the initial of the first name of the pilot and author; another letter A is on the dial.
Once upon a time, tool watches relied on a specific design language for practical purposes. Take the pilot watch for example—their large legible numerals, oversized crowns, and extra long straps were all explicitly chosen to serve the airmen that wore them. Today, many watchmakers still rely on vintage pilot replica watch design codes not because they offer real-life functionality but because they are great looking timepieces.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar “Spitfire”
IWC was all about their aviator watch heritage and bronze at this year’s edition of SIHH. A particular standout model was the IWC Big Pilot’s Replica Watch Perpetual Calendar “Spitfire,” which pairs the refined perpetual calendar complication with the robust Big Pilot silhouette.