The Big Pilot Replica US Watch is certainly an impressive piece of engineering, with its hyper-modern aesthetic being a result of the shock-resistance mechanism within the case. The look is clean and strikingly legible, as a pilot’s watch should be.
Despite its looks, the Big Pilot XPL is not even that big. In fact, at 44 mm wide and just over 12 mm thick, it is one of the smaller Big Pilot models to date. This, together with the lightweight Ceratanium case means that it will likely be quite wearable.
The dial is a plain, matte black with Arabic numerals in white. The luminescent hour markers are not on the IWC Replica dial, and are instead attached to the SPRIN-g PROTECT system that is the star of the show.
The winding stem – which connects the crown to the movement – is constructed such that the movement can movement independently of the case, further boosting its shock resistance.
Inside the Fake IWC watch is the cal. 32115, a five-day automatic movement that is constructed to be lighter than the standard version of the calibre. Amongst other things, the base plate, which is the heaviest single component of a movement, is aluminium instead of brass. And the movement sits in a spacer ring that’s titanium instead of steel or brass.
Despite the novel materials used in its construction, the movement remains a traditional Copy IWC Watch movement at heart, incorporating the trademark Pellaton bidirectional-pawl winding system for instance.